Message from the President, Ulysees L. Gilbert II:
â€œWe Are Familyâ€ was a popular clichÃ© and song title from the mid to late eighties that was made popular by the singing Trio â€œSister Sledgeâ€. They advocated that no matter what, families should maintain a cohesive relationship and stick together.
Our last conference, held at Kennesaw University, Atlanta Georgia, represented the small family closeness of a unit tackling difficult times. In these challenging times, we managed to host a conference, job fair and welcomed some new members despite threats of postponement. The power, survival of family, and the rich history of SAEE is something we want to strongly emphasize and promote as we propel and channel our efforts and energies toward the next conference.
The â€œWe Are Familyâ€ SAEE Conference 2011 will be held in the First Coast of Florida, Gorgeous Jacksonville at the University of North Florida (UNF). Come experience the close knit atmosphere of education at an institution that is â€žfamily oriented? with a small-campus feel, enhanced by its location amid beautiful lakes and nature trails. The campus is midway between downtown Jacksonville and the Atlantic Ocean, which adds to the appeal of its location.
In addition to its strong academic programs, UNF makes financial sense. The Princeton Review ranked UNF the 5th best value among public colleges and universities, and Consumers Digest named UNF No. 7 on its list of best values for public colleges and universities in the United States.
â€œHave faith in you and the things we doâ€ as HR professionals is our battle cry. Please don?t wait until the SAEE conference to engage.
Call a former SAEE member; call a friend or an HR member from your school districts, universities and colleges about joining the â€žSAEE Family.? This is where we can share best practices among professionals who are knowledgeable and astute in regards to the issues we experience on a daily basis and beyond. Well enough said â€œBig Daddyâ€ will see you in Jax at UNF:â€FAMILY!â€
Ulysees L. Gilbert II
SAEE, Executive Board