ACPA Governance Election Results
Please join us in congratulating these outstanding newly elected ACPA leaders who will serve us and our association well!
Governing Board Positions are as follows: Vice President: Craig Elliott, Director of Equity & Inclusion: Windi Sasaki, Director of External Relations: Kristan Cilente Skendall, Director of Professional Development: Dean Kennedy, Member at Large, Entry Level: Vigor Lam, Member at Large, Senior Level: Jesse Grant. Assembly Leadership Positions are as follows: Assembly Coordinator, Coalitions and Networks: Jordan West, Assembly Coordinator, Communities of Practice: Becki Elkins, Assembly Coordinator, International Divisions: Beverly Ellis, Assembly Coordinator, States: Hannah Piechowski

The ACPA—College Student Educators International Leader Nomination and Election process provides a defining moment in the development of our Association. It is an opportunity to ensure that people with the necessary competencies are leading ACPA and providing governance that will fulfill the objectives of the Association. It is also an opportunity for new leaders to contribute to long lasting sustainable goals and outcomes. The mission of the Association is to support and foster college student learning through the generation and dissemination of knowledge, which informs policies, practices, and programs, for student affairs and student services professionals and the higher and tertiary education community.

Our Association’s leaders should represent the increasing diversity of our membership as well as have a demonstrated commitment and capacity to deliver on the strategic priorities of ACPA. Equity, diversity, and inclusion competencies are critical requirements of leadership in ACPA. Embedding and integrating equity, diversity, and inclusion into the Association’s core activities is an ongoing, critical responsibility. As part of ACPA’s legacy, we have a renewed commitment to these competencies and their application.

These competency elements must include knowledge, skills, and experiences engaging and partnering with individuals and groups from multiple and intersecting identities with the capacity to integrate diverse views and information into leadership decision-making. ACPA leaders work to champion the interests of students, faculty, and staff ensuring high standards of quality and consistent service, support, and growth for our membership.

2018 Nominations and Elections Timeline

Nominations due 13 October 2017

Applications due 20 October 2017

Slate developed by Nominations and Elections Committee/all candidates notified by 4 November 2017.

Elections (voting) will run from 20 November to 8 December 2017. For voting eligibility, you must be a current member of ACPA during the voting period.

Visit the 2018 Elections Slate for information on the candidates and positions.

Read about all ACPA Governance Positions on the ACPA Governance Position Descriptions page.

For more information about the Election process, please contact Tricia Fechter Gates.


Vice President


Past President

Vice President - Elect





Term as Elect

Term in Office

Director, External Relations 



Director, Professional Development* - Elect




Director, Equity & Inclusion - Elect




Member at Large - Entry-Level - Elect


2018-2019 2019-2021

Member at Large – Senior-Level - Elect


2018-2019 2019-2021

Assembly Coordinator, Coalitions - Elect


2018-2019 2019-2021

Assembly Coordinator, State Chapters - Elect


2018-2019 2019-2021

Assembly Coordinator, International Divisions - Elect


2018-2019 2019-2021

Assembly Coordinator, Communities of Practice - Elect

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*Appointed Position