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President's Message

Friday, September 11, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Cal Seelye, Board of Directors President
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It’s starting to feel like fall in Michigan.  Hints of the leaves changing, and sweatshirts are upon us Michiganders!

As the Grateful Dead said, “What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been”!  I’m sure by now many of you are working through our new world in higher education.  Whether you are working from the office, remotely, or some kind of combination of the two, we are all trying to figure out what our event world will look like moving forward.  What a great opportunity to reevaluate and become better than ever!

ACCED-I is hoping to be a part of your planning process, and a partner in creating educational opportunities.  In this issue of Connect, two new 2-Minute Surveys are posted on the web site ( asking about fall commencement and planning for summer 2021.  I am hopeful that there is enough interest for a COVID Conference Call to share plans, develop plans together, and grow from each other.

As we move through these ever-changing and challenging times, we must remember that we are not alone.  The staff in Fort Collins is working incredibly hard to provide many learning opportunities for all of us.  If you have a chance, drop them a note and let them know how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication to us and this amazing organization.

Take care, be well, and I look forward to seeing you all again soon.


Cal Seelye is the President of the ACCED-I Board of Directors for 2020-2021. He is the Executive Director of Auxiliary Services at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, MI. Cal can be reached at (989) 954-0525 or