My own involvement in ACPA and that of my Virginia Tech colleagues has brought forth greater creativity in launching new initiatives, seizing opportunities, addressing challenges, and making the Virginia Tech experience one that prepares students for a purposeful and fulfilling life. We are using the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners in our performance management tool and annual evaluations to provide a framework for our professional development initiatives. Virginia Tech is looking forward to hosting the ACPA Residential Curriculum Institute this fall. ACPA has helped us frame student learning to create a residential curriculum and a university-wide cocurricular experience we launch this fall. ACPA fosters lively exchanges about education and the student experience.

Submitted by
Patty Perillo, Vice President for Student Affairs

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