Update from the President

Duane Goupell

Greetings to all of our NCTA members,  The spring semester has passed and we are now into our summer schedule.  For some of us it means a little more relaxed pace with fewer test takers and a little more time to get tasks accomplished.  For others, the pace seems to increase with placement testing, orientation for new freshmen, a flurry of online and distance education testing.  Regardless of our particular circumstances, we continue to do our jobs to the best of our ability because that is what we do.

One of the important tasks we have each summer is to recharge, refresh, and refocus ourselves.  It is important that we get a new and energetic outlook on our jobs and how we do it.  Whatever your plan is, make sure that you take time for yourself to accomplish this.  One of the ways to do this is the annual NCTA conference.  This year the conference is in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch Sept 5-7.  This is a wonderful facility that will enhance our conference.  Everyone that is responsible for making it happen is working diligently to make sure that you receive the best conference experience possible.  I hope to see as many of you there as possible.

As my term as President of NCTA is drawing to a close, I take a step back and look to see what has taken place since the fall 2016.  Being President of NCTA was not something I had in my plans but when I was asked to consider being a candidate for the position, I answered the call from NCTA to serve in this position.  I have enjoyed my time as President, it has been a great experience dealing with the good and challenges we have faced.  I have been blessed to work with some great Governing Board members and I want to thank them all for their help in guiding this ship along its journey.  You are truly committed to NCTA and making it the best it can for all of our members.  Thank you for allowing me to be your President and I will look forward to handing over the reins to Jarret Dyer in Scottsdale.


Duane Goupell
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