President’s Message 4.2023
Here we are in the final quarter of the school year. The days are getting longer and lighter, spring break is upon us and the summer is right around the corner. There’s nothing like deferred maintenance to make the heart pumping. While the rest of the headquarters’ staff is winding down their year, those of us in housing are just beginning to gear up for a season of repairs, renovations and reimagining. Making less go farther is a popular mantra these days. With less students coming through recruitment in many areas of the country and just as many beds to fill our aging properties need some strategic planning.
We’re thankful in FHA to have so many amazing business partners who are constantly bringing us the latest trends and products to assist in our projects as well as our fellow housing colleagues who share their own solutions to common struggles. Whether it’s fundraising, selling or leasing property, new technologies or good old documentation please be sure to reach out to the folks on our list serv to network and share best practices and housing tips. We want to continue to be a resource that brings news and information as well as the experts in all areas of Greek housing together to benefit all of us. Thanks for all you do to make living in a fraternity or sorority house a truly memorable experience!
Mandy Reymann, Delta Gamma FHC
President’s Message 1.2023
As we welcome in a new year, it is always good to reflect on the past and set our sights on the future. FHA has been a source of great friends and colleagues a like for me. I look back on past conferences and all the amazing connections I have made that have helped me both professionally and personally over the years. It is still a rarity to find that many professionals in one place all dedicated in one way or another to Greek housing. I think the theme for 2023 is not new necessarily but is one that can be taken to the next level; we are stronger together than apart.
Sharing information regarding who is on a campus and their housing situation, alerting each other to possible obstacles in a state or municipality, providing resources for building, designing, and servicing our memberships, creating documents and marketing materials that further our mutual goals of increasing our numbers and selling the benefits of Greek life are all things that we can do even better in the coming year. FHA is unique in that we love to share best practices knowing we are all different in our approach and process, but we champion and welcome others’ success.
I’ve seen the power of getting many involved through the committee system, but it is important to share the work that each of you are doing to the greater body. So, we will be inviting everyone to more zoom lunch and learns, board meetings, and general brainstorming sessions to keep the creative juices flowing. Look for more opportunities as we continue to build out the calendar and our FHA website. Thanks to all of you that serve the housing world whether staff or business partners. Again, we are stronger with you amongst us!
Mandy Reymann, Delta Gamma FHC