Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 8

VISION

Batter Up
Hello, and welcome to 2019. I am extremely humbled to begin my term as your
ACUHO-I president and incredibly excited for all the potential the coming year holds.
It feels like the beginning of a new season when every team is undefeated and a
championship is right there for the taking.
The concept of a new season is an apt metaphor, as competitive softball is one of my
favorite recreational activities. I enjoy it for a number of reasons, not the least of which
is the spirit of teamwork and camaraderie that comes when a group of
individuals work together toward a common goal. Each person brings
their own strengths and passions to the plate, complementing each other
and coalescing into a more powerful force. I thought about that as I
considered one of the perks of the ACUHO-I presidency: the opportunity
to name ex officio members to address specific issues or initiatives of importance. This year I am excited to add two power hitters to the board's
lineup to assist with our strategic initiatives.

EACH PERSON
BRINGS
THEIR OWN
STRENGTHS
AND PASSIONS
TO THE PLATE
. . . I THOUGHT
ABOUT THAT AS
I CONSIDERED
ONE OF THE
PERKS OF
THE ACUHO-I
PRESIDENCY:
THE
OPPORTUNITY
TO NAME
EX OFFICIO
MEMBERS
TO ADDRESS
SPECIFIC
ISSUES OR
INITIATIVES OF
IMPORTANCE.

The first of these is Nailah Brown from Rutgers University-New
Brunswick. She will continue her work from last year, expanding
opportunities for advancing professionals. Thanks to her work thus
far, we are working toward better pairing existing initiatives and
programs with the expressed needs of advancing professionals. The
overarching objective is to develop and prepare members in earlier
stages of their career for senior leadership positions. Progress will
be shown through an increase in opportunities for these members to
showcase their skills and follow their interests. The project also seeks
to diversify the association's reach and encourage increased representation in leadership positions.
The goal of wider representation will intersect with the work of Luis
Inoa of Skidmore College and the pathways to success strategic initiative. It was this position where I first started my involvement with the
ACUHO-I Executive Board, so I am particularly excited to see ideas
created to better assess the needs of ACUHO-I members of color and
create resources to meet them. The targeted outcome is to provide
support to members of difference who have perspectives outside of
the dominant culture (especially those wanting to advance to strategic leadership positions) and augment their experience within the
broader field and ACUHO-I.
I look forward to sharing more outcomes from these good people.
In the meantime, I and the rest of the Executive Board team want to
hear any ideas and suggestions you may have to help make ACUHO-I
more accessible and inclusive. You never know where that home run
idea may come from.
Alvin Sturdivant
ACUHO-I President
 sturdial@seattleu.edu

8

TALKING STICK

 @Alvinsturdivant

TALKING STICK
Symbol of International
Friendship
Talking Stick magazine
takes its name from the
symbol of international
friendship presented
to ACUHO-I in 1973 by
the Ohiat Band of the
British Columbia Indian
Nation. The talking stick,
or speaker's staff, is
hand carved, and the
inscription explains, "It is
a sign of authority carried
when proclamations
are to be made or a
meeting of chiefs is in
session. It is a token
of common heritage
both to Canadians and
Americans."

ON THE
COVER

Cover Information:
The recovery
community at St.
Cloud State University
in Minnesota is
one of many across
the nation offering
support to students
in recovery. Opioid
abuse looms heavily
over the United
States, and many
campuses are
prepping for future
needs of recovery
housing. Read more
in the Academic
Initiatives story on
page 26.
Photo credit: St.
Cloud University



Talking Stick - January/February 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Talking Stick - January/February 2019

Talking Stick - January/February 2019
Vision
Just In
Calendar
Your ACUHO-I
Transitions
Res Life
Academic Initiatives
Special Focus
Underlying Expectations
Private Matters
Conversations
First Takes
Around Student Affairs
New Members
Snapshot
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - Intro
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - BB1
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - BB2
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - Talking Stick - January/February 2019
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - Cover2
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 1
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 2
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 3
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 4
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 5
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 6
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 7
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - Vision
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 9
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - Just In
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 11
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Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 16
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 17
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - Calendar
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - Your ACUHO-I
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - Transitions
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 21
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - Res Life
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 23
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 24
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 25
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - Academic Initiatives
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 27
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 28
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 29
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - Special Focus
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 31
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 32
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 33
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - Underlying Expectations
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 35
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 36
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 37
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 38
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 39
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - Private Matters
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Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - Conversations
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 49
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 50
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 51
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - First Takes
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - Around Student Affairs
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - 54
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - New Members
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - Snapshot
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - Cover3
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - Cover4
Talking Stick - January/February 2019 - CCover1
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