Greetings, all Today you received a message from Guillermo Uribe, the original and only owner and manager of LRNASST. He has been a faithful and consistent guide and guardian for all of us during this amazing journey from the beginnings of "what's email" to "online tutoring". As his colleague and as his boss, I want to publicly thank him for the time and attention he has dedicated to this component of professional development for all of us in the field of learning assistance. As Guillermo stated in his message, our University Learning Center -- like many across the country-- faces an unknown future driven by dramatic economic changes facing the state university system in Arizona. What we do know is that both students and faculty recognize the value of the programs and services we provide and that our energies are committed to continuing these efforts in the most effective and efficient ways possible. This means that all of my staff must be prepared for potential changes/additions in our assignments and responsibilities. And this is why Guillermo must seek new management for LRNASST. I am proud of the fact that the University Learning Center -- and Guillermo in particular--has been instrumental in supporting the national conversation about issues related to learning support centers in higher ed. As he searches for the next generation of LRNASST managers, just know that we will always be online to be part of the discussion. :) sm ---------------------- Sylvia Mioduski, Director University Learning Center and Freshman Year Center Interim Director, Office of Academic Services University of Arizona Old Main 202 -- PO Box 210021 Tucson, AZ 85721-0021 (520) 621-9363 (voice) (520) 621-5015 (fax) [log in to unmask] To Unsubscribe, send a message to [log in to unmask] In body type: SIGNOFF LRNASST.