The GSA is pleased to announce that Dr. Benita Blessing has agreed to serve as its second Operations Director, succeeding Elizabeth Fulton, who was honored at the Portland conferences for her immense contributions to the GSA over the past 11 years. Dr. Blessing teaches in the World Languages and Cultures program at Oregon State University. She has taught at a number of other institutions, including the University of Vienna. Dr. Blessing received a BA at Trinity University, an MA at the Monterey Institute of International Affairs, and a PhD in history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She has numerous publications and an impressive record of scholarship, especially in the history of education. Please welcome Dr. Blessing as the new GSA Operations Director!