Posted March 11, 2013 by Cory Headley 

Perspective from a Volunteer

I remember attending my first annual conference in Atlanta in 2007. From the moment I walked into the conference hotel, I knew that ACUI was not only going to be my professional organization, but it would also serve as a network of professionals that I would consider my family.

ACUI has given me so much, and I feel it is my duty to give back to this organization as a volunteer. My volunteer involvement has included leading the GLBT Community of Practice and serving in a variety of positions at the regional level. While at the conference, I am spending a great deal of time volunteering with the Education and Research Fund, helping with the Silent Auction, bowling tournament, and FUNd Run.

ACUI has a variety of opportunities for you to volunteer. Whether it is at the regional level, as part of the Board of Trustees, or if you want to be the next ACUI president, I encourage you to find the opportunity that best fits you. You can find out more about available volunteer positions on the ACUI website at You can also consider talking with your regional director about ways to get involved on a local level.

During this conference, I am hoping to discover that next volunteer opportunity for me and spend time with my ACUI family, so I can continue to give back to the organization that has given so much to me.
Cory Headley

Cory Headley is the Director, Student Activities and Leadership Center at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.


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