As a professional association headquarted in Washington, DC, ACPA is consistently involved in high-stakes and high-profile government processes that effect higher education. We find it necessary to inquire with other associations, take a stance on certain issues, and offer support to push motives associated with our mission, vision and values. With the ever changing climate in our world today, we find a overwhelming need to be transparent with our members about our stance on these pressing issues. This webpage serves as a resource to review formal documents that ACPA has drafted, are in the process of reviewing, or signed on to support. When ACPA shows support for an issue, we will release that information on this page as well as on our social media channels using the hashtag #ACPASpeaksUp.

Public Policy Initiatives. initiatives can begin with one or many of these four organizations: Washington Higher Education Secretariat (WHES), Council of Higher Education Management Associations (CHEMA), SAHEC Government Relations Consortium,ACPA Ex

ACPA External Relations Advisory Board:

  • Chair: Craig Elliott, Samuel Merritt University (CA) (ACPA Governing Board Director of External Relations)
  • Kristan Cilente Skendall, University of Maryland College Park (ACPA Governing Board Director-elect of External Relations)
  • Robert Brown, Northwestern University (IL)
  • Shruti Desai, McKendree University (IL)
  • Byron McCrae, Davidson College (NC)
  • Terrance Paape, Metropolitan State University of Denver (CO)
  • Raymond Plaza, Santa Clara University (CA)
  • Katie Porras, American University (DC)
  • Kendra Strickland, Grand Canyon University (AZ)

Initiatives ACPA has signed on to:

July 2018 Statement on the Travel Ban Decision

July 2018 Statement on Affirmative Action

HEA Reauthorization letter to HELP Committee

Letter to DHS on Timely DACA Processing

Letter of Support for the Help Students Vote Act

Initiatives in the works:

Preparing a response to the new Title IX guidance from the U.S. Department of Education