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Growing Possibilities: sharing our strategic plan

January 29, 2024

As we begin our 50th anniversary year, we are excited to share Growing Possibilities, our 2024-2029 strategic plan.

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Elizabeth Bowker joins Class Proceedings Committee

May 21, 2024

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Bowker to the Class Proceedings Committee.