I love the spring. The last day of March, however, brings the reality that Major League Baseball spring training is ending and the hot Arizona summer will soon be upon us.
It was wonderful to see so many colleagues last week attending the annual ACUHO-I Business Operations conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Arizona is home for many of our GradGuard team so it was terrific to host our many school clients near our headquarters in Phoenix.
In our work with college and university officials we often hear two topics that are a great concern. Officials are concerned about bad press regarding student crime and campus safety. They also worry about media coverage regarding the growing cost of college.
The ACUHOI community forum offers a robust place for housing professionals to discuss topics. Today a discussion occured regarding institutional policies for summer programs. Schools, particularly in popular urban locations, such as Washington D.C., Chicago and many others have strong and growing conference programs.
Two Thousand and sixteen has wasted no time in generating the first “Hot Button” issue for our higher education colleagues in on-campus housing and risk management:
It was great to see ACUHOI discussion regarding the value of renters insurance in their message boards / forums. These are really useful discussions and it is great to see the variety of topics impacting leaders in student housing.