@ APLU Annual Meeting- November 2015

Submitted by
Jorge H. Atiles,CAFCS Liaison to BoHS 
Lynda Martin,CAFCS President

Remembering Dorothy: 

CAFCS board and members were saddened about the retirement and later the death of our longtime friend and colleague,Dorothy Mitstifer. Dorothy served as CAFCS Executive Director for many years. She contributed greatly to our profession and to the opportunities to develop new FCS administrators. She will also be remembered for her commitment to FCS students via Kappa Omicron Nu (KON).

New CAFCS Executive Director: 

Lisa Wootton Booth This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is the new CAFCS Executive Director. Her husband happens to be the webmaster for the CAFCS website since before it was redone years ago. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with KON.

CAFCS Finances: 

Although we are continuing to work on strategies to attract more administrators to join CAFCS, our finances are healthy. We made some changes in our investments with Merrill Lynch.

Social Media: 

We now have a Facebook page: Please visit this page and "like" it.

Joint Meeting: 

A great 2015 joint conference with BoHS, celebrating diversity and the 125th anniversary of the 2nd Morrill Act! Washington,DC,was a great setting for this conference and we thank all involved in the planning. We look forward to joining together again on March 7-10, 2017, at The Westin Hotel, Alexandria, VA

Installed CAFCS Officers for 2015-2016:

President- Lynda Martin (15-16)
Vice President -Esther Devall (15-16)
Treasurer-Nancy Rabolt (14-16)
Secretary-Vivian Fluellen (15-17) 
President-Elect-MichaelNewman (15-16) 
Vice President-Elect-Doze Y.Butler (15-16) 
Treasurer Elect -Laura  Stephenson (15-16) 
Past President -Valerie L. Giddings (15-16)


CAFCS Annual Meeting in February 16-19, 2016:

We have planned  an excellent  2016 meeting in Las Cruces, NM. We thank Esther Devall for all the local arrangements and planning. See below for details from Esther and plan to join us: 


We hope you will be able to join us for the fun, networking, and leadership development. The weather is usually beautiful in Los Cruces in February, and there will be lots of interactive learning experiences and delicious food.

Your registration fee of $350 will cover the following:

  • Welcome reception
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 1 dinner
  • Crucial Conversations book

More details, agenda, and registration: