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  • President’s Message

    I want to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing me to serve as your President these past two years.  It’s been my privilege to meet so many of our members across the District, whether at a local Section meeting, a regional conference, or our Annual Meeting.  What I first learned 30 years more >
  • President’s Message

    It’s been my privilege to serve as Western District President these past two years. The Board was quite active all year, allowing us to advance all five goals of the District’s Strategic Plan (student initiatives, career development, technical excellence, social/networking, and promoting the profession). The Student Endowment Fund surpassed its initial goal of $500,000, allowing us more >

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  • President’s Message

    ITE by the Numbers by Mark Spencer As I wind down my tenure as ITE Western District President, I am thinking of many things. One item in particular is how unified we are despite the diversity of the Western District.  We often talk about ITE and whether it’s the same if you are from Albuquerque more >
  • President’s Message

    The Olympics and the ITE Western District Annual Meeting – Challenge Yourself! I am watching the Olympics this week and like many of us, I am convinced I can do that! I don’t mean a 1080 flip in the half pipe, or driving a bobsled that is not inside the Matterhorn. No, I am thinking more >
  • President’s Message

    Highlights from the Student Leadership Summit, Oregon State University, January 19-21, 2018 I recently attended the fifth annual ITE Western District Student Leadership Summit at OSU in Corvallis, OR. This was the first time the Western District SLS was held outside California and every year the SLS gets better and better. There were 125 students from more >
  • President’s Message

    The Western District had a great 2017! Beginning with the Student Leadership Summit at Cal State Fullerton and continuing with the Western District Annual Meeting in San Diego. Throughout the year, our Sections and Chapters hosted meetings, social hours, and conferences of their own. Recently I was able to meet with the 2018 LAC. Our 2018 more >
  • President’s Message

    This month our E-News features a spotlight article on the Riverside–San Bernardino Section and updates from the 2018 LAC on the upcoming joint Western-Texas Districts Annual Meeting in Keystone, CO,(June 24-27, 2018). As I meet with local Sections throughout the District, I often speak about our many ways of engaging with our members and more >
  • President’s Message: Fall WesternITE

    I hope by now you have all received your semi-annual WesternITE newsletter. The e-news feature this month is an article about the Wayne T. and Patricia Van Wagoner Award.  I want to also draw your attention to the 2018 Annual Meeting Announcement; registration will soon be open, and the call for abstracts will also come out more >
  • President’s Message: Next Year’s Program

    In mid-September the Board officers met and set out our program for the coming year. We reviewed the FY ’18 budget to ensure not only fiscal responsibility, but that all five goals of the District’s Strategic Plan are being supported (student initiatives, career development, technical excellence, social/networking, and promoting the profession). Among the initiatives for more >
  • President’s Message: WesternITE Goes International

    This summer was quite busy for your ITE Western District Board!  Following our own great Annual Meeting in San Diego this past June, six Board members and several Committee Chairs attended the ITE International Annual Meeting that took over 1,300 attendees to Toronto, Canada.  This year, the ITE International Annual Meeting continued the format more >