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TERSSA History

National Organization

TERSSA (The Extension & Research Support Staff Association) was organized in 2007. Chi Epsilon Sigma has pledged its support to the national association in its efforts to expand. CES members attend national meetings and are serving on TERSSA boards and committees. Each CES member can become a member of TERSSA. As of April 2020, TERSSA membership includes 8 states and 168 members.

TERSSA Officers Debby King and Christine Barrier accepted our invitation to attend our 2012 Annual Meeting to promote their organization and encourage attendance at the National Conference being held in Concord, North Carolina in September 2013.



Previous TERSSA Conference Dates and Locations, a work in progress to find those that happened before 2010

2023 - Ohio Host?

September? 2022 Kitty Hawk, NC

Will 2021 be offered as a virtual conference?

2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19 virus

November 20, 2019 Starkville, MS, no theme - planned by 2 members on a shoestring with beautiful results

November 16, 2018 New Orleans, LA 'Jambalaya, Crawfish Pie, File' Gumbo'

September 20, 2017 Flat Rock, NC 'In It To Win It'

October 18, 2016 Columbus, OH -'One Voice- for Strength, Unity and Shared Vision'

September 10, 2015 Verona, MS 'Mississippi Blues'

October 1, 2014 Baton Rouge, LA 'Coming Together is a Beginning, Staying Together is Progress and Working Together is Success'

September 25, 2013 Concord, NC 'Revving Up For Success'

November 2, 2012 Montgomery, AL 'WIN: Wisdom in Networking'

October 19, 2011 Starkville, MS

November 12, 2010 Extension Conference Call - originated from Louisiana, Mary Baronet, President

2009 - No Conference due to budget constraints

November 14, 2008 Nashville, TN- Inaugural Meeting 'Reaching Out in 2008'