I mentioned last week that I was stepping down from my position as chair of the Secular Student Alliance board of directors. I’ll remain on the board, but with a lot of other things happening in my life, something had to give.
The new chair is Joe Foley, a doctoral candidate in genetics at Stanford University and someone who has plenty of experience working with campus atheist groups. He a close friend and someone who’ll be a fantastic leader for the SSA.
You can learn more about him here:
The Secular Student Alliance has built up a lot of momentum recently, and as the chair I’ll do everything I can to keep pushing it forward, or at least to keep up with it. New student groups have been springing up much faster than we’re able to expand the services we provide for them, but we’re making a lot of headway. We now have over 200 active affiliates (four times as many as in 2006), our conferences and brand-new Regional Leadership Summits reached 160 student activists from 61 schools this year, and we gained enough visibility to get invited to two meetings at the White House. I’m especially excited that we’re making progress behind the scenes on a new set of services for alumni — stay tuned for more information.
The future of the Secular Student Alliance looks brighter than ever. I’m grateful for the privilege of helping steer the SSA forward, and I can’t wait for the amazing new progress we’ll make this year.
I can’t wait to see what Joe will do.
In fact, next week, I’ll be doing a fundraising drive for the SSA on this site and the giveaways are going to be fantastic 🙂 More on that soon…