One-stop directory to the resources our ACPA Entity Leaders need!  NOTE: Access to documents NOT linked below may be found in myACPACommunity Leaders-Only group.  Log in Here to access! >> Organizational Chart Directories Governing Board Agenda & Minutes Policies, Procedures and Manuals
  • Leadership Manual
  • Listserv Policy (PDF)
  • Leadership Access to Committee Records (PDF)
  • Visual Identity Guide (PDF)
  • Style Guide (PDF)
  • Document Destruction Policy (PDF)
  • Whistleblower Policy (PDF)
  • Intellectual Property Policy (PDF)
  • Travel and Expense Reimbursement Policy (PDF)
July Leadership Meeting Documents 
  • Recruitment Compiled Responses (DOC)
  • 2014 JLM Recruitment Worksheet (DOC)
  • ACPA Member Engagement Paths (PDF)
  • Leading Leaders (PPTX)
Forms and Guidelines
  • Certificate Request Form (Online Form)
  • Check Request Voucher (PDF)
  • Commission Election Activation Request (Online Form)
  • Commission Intent to Hold Directorate Elections (Online Form)
  • Coalition Directorate Election Activation Request (Online Form)
  • Coalition Intent to Hold Directorate Elections (Online Form)
  • Data Request Form (Online Form)
  • Directory Access to Restricted ACPA Membership Records (PDF)
  • Entity Chair/President Update Form (Online Form)
  • Material Request Form (Online Form)
  • Travel Reimbursement Voucher (PDF)
General ACPA Documents Templates & Logos State Chapter and International Divisions Leadership Speaker Grant
  • Request voucher for Speaker and Enhancement Grant (PDF)
  • Speaker and Enhancement Grant Application (PDF)
Forms
  • Start of Year Report (PDF)
  • Mid Year Report (PDF)
  • End of the Year Report (PDF)
  • Financial Disclosure (PDF)
  • Dual Membership Agreement (PDF)
  • Annual Report (PDF)
eCommunity
  • Submit announcements for eCommunity to ecommunity@acpa.nche.edu.
  • eCommunity submissions, which should be abstracts of 50-100 words that link to an active Web site, are due by 5pm ET on Monday to be included in that Thursday's issue.
Membership Involvement
  • Commissions Flyer (PDF)
  • Commissions Stand Up (PDF)
  • Divisions Stand Up (PDF)
  • Invite Flyer (PDF)
  • State and International Flyer (PDF)

Governing Board

 

The Governing Board will be composed of 12 voting members: President (elected), Vice President (elected), Past President (elected), Director of Equity and Inclusion (elected), Director of External Relations (elected), Director of Membership Development (elected), Director of Professional Development (appointed), Director of Research and Scholarship (appointed), Member-at-Large for Faculty (elected), Member-at-Large for Entry-Level Professionals (elected), Member-at-Large for Mid-Level Professionals (elected), Member-at-Large for Senior- Level Professionals (elected). The Executive Director of ACPA who will serve as both the Treasurer and Secretary will fill one ex-officio position.

 

View the most recent Governing Board Agendas and the most recent Governing Board Minutes.

Stephen John Quaye

President

Miami University, Ohio Email  |  Social:  @ACPAPrez @esjayque 

Donna A. Lee

Past President

Vice President of Student Affairs Macalester College (Saint Paul, Minnesota) Email  |  Social:  @deandonnalee

Jamie Washington

Vice-President

President, Washington Consulting Group Email  

Paul Gordon Brown

Director, Membership Development

Email  |  Social: @paulgordonbrown

Jason Meriwether

Director, External Relations

Indiana University, Southeast Email  |  Social: @JLMeriwether06

Richie Stevens

Director, Professional Development

Shepherd University Email

Eboni Zamani-Gallaher

Director, Research & Scholarship

University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign Email

Mary Tregoning

Director, Equity & Inclusion

University of California, Riverside Email

Chad Mandala

Member-at-Large Entry Level

Texas A&M University Email

Karol Martinez-Doane

Member-at-Large Mid-Level

Maryland Institute College of Art Email

Jim Breslin

Member-at-Large Senior Level

Bellarmine College Email

Ellen Broido

Member-at-Large Faculty

Bowling Green State University Email

 

Rose Viau

Assembly Coordinator, States

Northwest Missouri State University Email

Erin Simpson

Assembly Coordinator, Coalitions

University of Oklahoma Email

Amy Franklin-Craft

Assembly Coordinator, Commissions

Edinboro University Email

Letitia Williams

Assembly Coordinator, International Divisions

The University of Trinidad and Tobago Email

Dwayne Todd

Foundation President

Ohio Wesleyan University Email

Leader-Specific Resources

One-stop directory to the resources our ACPA Entity Leaders need!  NOTE: Access to documents NOT linked below may be found in myACPACommunity Leaders-Only group.  Log in Here to access! >> Directories Governing Board Agenda & Minutes Policies, Procedures and Manuals
  • Leadership Manual (PDF)
  • Web site Administrator Instructions
  • Listserv Policy (PDF)
  • Leadership Access to Committee Records (PDF)
  • Visual Identity Guide (PDF)
  • Style Guide (PDF)
  • Document Destruction Policy (PDF)
  • Whistleblower Policy (PDF)
  • Intellectual Property Policy (PDF)
  • Travel and Expense Reimbursement Policy (PDF)
July Leadership Meeting Documents 
  • Recruitment Compiled Responses (DOC)
  • 2014 JLM Recruitment Worksheet (DOC)
  • ACPA Member Engagement Paths (PDF)
  • Leading Leaders (PPTX)
Forms and Guidelines
  • Certificate Request Form (Online Form)
  • Check Request Voucher (PDF)
  • Commission Election Guidelines (PDF)
  • Commission Election Activation Request Online Form
  • Coalition Directorate Election Guidelines (PDF)
  • Coalition Intent to Hold Directorate Elections Online Form
  • Coalition Directorate Election Activation Request Online Form
  • Data Request Form (Online Form)
  • Directory Access to Restricted ACPA Membership Records (PDF)
  • Entity Chair/President Update Form (Online Form)
  • Material Request Form (Online Form)
  • Travel Reimbursement Voucher (PDF)
  • 2014 July Leadership Form (PDF)
  • State and International Division Annual Report Form (DOC)
Convention Logos
  • ACPA 2016 Convention Logos (PNG) (JPG) (PDF)
General ACPA Documents Templates & Logos
  • Letterhead Template (DOC)
  • Letterhead Instructions (DOC)
  • Color, Black and White ACPA Logos with Tag (ZIP)
  • Commission Logos (ZIP)
  • Coalition Logos (ZIP)
  • Task Forces Logos (ZIP)
State Chapter and International Divisions Leadership Speaker Grant
  • Request voucher for Speaker and Enhancement Grant (PDF)
  • Speaker and Enhancement Grant Application (PDF)
Forms
  • Start of Year Report (PDF)
  • Mid Year Report (PDF)
  • End of the Year Report (PDF)
  • Financial Disclosure (PDF)
  • Dual Membership Agreement (PDF)
  • Annual Report (PDF)
eCommunity
  • Submit announcements for eCommunity to ecommunity@acpa.nche.edu.
  • eCommunity submissions, which should be abstracts of 50-100 words that link to an active Web site, are due by 5pm ET on Monday to be included in that Thursday's issue.
Membership Involvement
  • Commissions Flyer (PDF)
  • Commissions Stand Up (PDF)
  • Divisions Stand Up (PDF)
  • Invite Flyer (PDF)
  • State and International Flyer (PDF)

Sustainability Advisory Committee

Welcome! The Sustainability Advisory Committee serves to facilitate the successful design, implementation and evaluation of the Triple Bottom Line (social justice, healthy environments and strong economies) to promote and support sustainability education, policies, and practices throughout ACPA.

Advisory Committee members review, assess, plan, and recommend sustainability educational programming and scholarship for ACPA membership to advance members knowledge, skills and awareness on sustainability and provide them with the tools necessary to make change on their campuses. In addition, the Sustainability Advisory Committee seeks to identify and advise ACPA regarding practices and policies to allow Association to function as a more sustainable organization.

Sustainability and ACPA Core Values 

ACPA is one of several associations which co-founded the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEAC) in 2005 as part of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development. ACPA plays a key role in the consortium by emphasizing the student development approach to teaching and learning with the national higher education community.

Among ACPA's stated core values are the following:

  • Education and development of the total student;
  • Diversity, multicultural competence and human dignity; and
  • Free and open exchange of ideas in a context of mutual respect.

ACPA is committed to the advancement of healthy and sustainable communities throughout the world.

Sustainability Advisory Committee Leadership

The ACPA Sustainability Advisory Committee is led by a committee chair and four team leaders. Each team is focused on meeting key sustainability initiatives within the Association.

  • Sustainability Advisory Committee Chair Dr. Jim Tweedy University of Delaware tweedy@udel.edu

Member Education Team - Develops and disseminates a variety of means and methods for ACPA member education on sustainability including publication, best practices, and research.

Convention Sustainability Team - Develops a strong, visible presence at the ACPA annual convention through programming, sponsored program tracks, member forums, and focus groups. The team also promotes sustainable practices related to convention participation.

Sustainability Institute Team - works with the ACPA Senior Director for Professional Development to envision, develop, and lead the annual ACPA Sustainability Institute.

Organizational Infusion Team – Analyzes ACPA organizational systems and identifies opportunities for the organization and its communities to embed sustainability philosophies and practices in the organization. The team also leads and coordinates the annual “Champion of Sustainability” ACPA award in association with the annual convention.

Ethics Committee

The ACPA Ethics Committee has been working for several years to increase awareness and dialogue about issues of ethical decision making in higher education. The association has a revised Statement of Ethical Principles and Standards and the committee has created a number of related materials to be used in courses or professional development sessions.

The resources can be used to promote conversations and curricula on ethics issues and have been designed for college and graduate students, faculty, staff, and administrators at various stages of their careers. Several of these resources have been designed by the committee to be adapted for your specific population, or your own professional development.

The committee sponsors programs at the national convention, writes articles in Developments, and sponsors position papers on the topic of ethics. If you would like to become involved with the committee, or have questions about the content of this Web site, please do not hesitate to contact one of the committee members listed in the directory.

View the Statement of Ethical Principles and Standards

Vision

We, practitioners and scholars of Student Affairs, will create, participate in, and support a community that strives to respond in an ethical manner to all situations and in all contexts. Practitioners are educated regarding ethics and its potential to shape meaning; solve problems; promote social justice; celebrate the multifaceted nature of diversity; and create common ground where none may exist. These practitioners make daily decisions to empower students and colleagues, to make a positive impact on students, community members, other practitioners, policies, and institutional culture. The topics of ethics and ethical decision-making are discussed daily by all students, faculty, staff, and administrators throughout Higher Education. Ethical decisions made within ACPA, our relationship with external organizations, and institutions of higher education are transparent and congruent with our values as student affairs practitioners.

Mission Statement
  • To promote the study and application of ethics in order to assist ACPA to further its Statement of Ethical Principles and Standards and enable its members to use ethics to promote the values, goals and ideals of the Student Affairs profession.
  • To include educational outreach in many venues: conferences, workshops, research, publications, classrooms, and throughout institutions of higher education
  • To not only ask difficult questions about the work we do, how and why we do it, but to support others in doing the same.
  • To demonstrate our passion through having ethical conversations, making ethical decisions, promoting ethical workplaces, and promoting pluralistic dialogue among ACPA members and throughout student affairs.
Goals
  • Support the ACPA Statement of Ethical Principles and Standards, including serving as positive role models in the Association and at our institutions.
  • Educate membership about the study and application of professional ethics.
  • Inform/Educate the ACPA membership about the goals of the committee.
  • Influence graduate student professional training programs to include the study of ethics in a professionally relevant way.
  • Help ethics become more assessable and meaningful in student affairs professional's lives and careers.
  • Serve as a resource to practitioners, scholars and students, should someone need or want ethical consultation.
  • Ensure ethical considerations are considered before and during the decision-making process, rather than as an afterthought.
  • Highlight the importance of and promote the study of ethics and philosophy as it relates to undergraduate students' lives. [e.g. Christopher Phillips Socrates Café .]
  • Support workshops at ACPA relating to ethics in Higher Education.
Goals specifically related to "Professional Responsibility & Competence"
  • Use the study of ethics to help student affairs professionals and scholars develop meaning, purpose and focus in their lives and to encourage continued commitment to the field.
  • Through case studies, give practitioners and scholars opportunities to practice various ethical conflicts and utilize ethical decision-making skills.
  • Provide performance assessment tools that include the ethical decision-making as an evaluative criterion.
Goals specifically related to "Student Learning and Development"
  • Provide students opportunities and impetuses to think deeply about what matters to them, where their values, virtues and beliefs come from, and how that is all relevant in their personal and professional lives.
  • Prepare Student Affairs practitioners and scholars to support students in developing meaning and purpose, in addition to working towards career objectives.
Goals specifically related to "Responsibility to the Institution"
  • Explore ethical and political pluralism as tools to help settle disagreements and perhaps also prevent them.
  • Promote ethical hiring practices.
  • Reinforce the profession's goals for Standards of Behavior.
  • Encourage institutions to explore and examine current practices, as well as consider what practices could be instituted to improve ethical delivery of services.
  • Provide a climate where practitioners and scholars exercise self-scrutiny as they clarify institutional and departmental values so that all can act with those values in mind.
  • Compel institutions to clearly publicize methods for the university community to report unethical conduct.
Goals specifically related to "Responsibility to Society"
  • Demonstrate how an understanding of and commitment to understanding ethics assists practitioners in understanding social codes and moral expectations of communities.

Assembly Leadership

The role of the Assembly and its leadership is to coordinate and support the independent and collaborative work of its constituent bodies (State Divisions, International Divisions, Commissions and Coalitions) and to direct the constituent bodies in the activities and research necessary to achieve the Association's mission. Through the constituent bodies, leaders of the Assembly will bring forth new ideas, concepts, and proposals for consideration and, when necessary, action of the Governing Board.

The Assembly leadership comprises of the Vice President of the Governing Board (Chair of the Assembly), the Coordinator for Coalitions, the Coordinator for Commissions, the Coordinator for State Divisions, the Coordinator for International Divisions, and the Director of Equity and Inclusion (ex officio). The Vice President convenes the Assembly at the National Convention and at the ACPA Summer Leadership Meeting. The Assembly leadership will work together and communicate regularly throughout the year to achieve its goals and directions.

Stephen john Quaye

Chair

Miami University, Ohio Email  |  Social:  @esjayque

Amy Franklin-Craft

Coordinator for Commissions

Edinboro University Email 

R. Jason Cottrell

Coordinator for State Divisions

University of Virginia Email

Jennifer L. Ferrell

Coordinator for Coalitions

Keene State College Email

Allyson Logie-Eustace

Coordinator for International Divisions

University of the West Indies - St. Augustine Email

Dian Squire

Director of Equity and Inclusion

University of Denver Email  |  Social: @diansquire

International Office Staff

Cindi Love, Ed.D. Executive Director

Phone: 202-759-4828

E-mail: clove@acpa.nche.edu

Dr. Cindi Love officially assumed the role of Executive Director of ACPA—College Student Educators International on July 1, 2014.

“The ACPA Governing Board has unanimously selected Dr. Cynthia Love to be our next Executive Director,” said Dr. Kathleen G. Kerr, 2013-2014 ACPA President.“In 2014, as ACPA celebrates its 90th year, we need a leader who has a vision for how ACPA will build upon and advance nine decades of leadership to higher and tertiary education and the student affairs field. Dr. Love has a commitment to ACPA’s core values and mission and a capacity to strategically guide the association forward. The Governing Board has great confidence Love will develop rich and meaningful relationships with ACPA members and our partners within the higher and tertiary education community worldwide.”

Dr. Love’s background uniquely positions her to assume this post. With significant experience in higher education, for-profit and non-profit management, and social justice work, Love will advance the Association’s current strategic plan and guide our future contributions to higher education and student services globally.

Schawn Abello Expeditor, Global Community Interchange

Phone: 202-759-4830

E-mail: sabello@acpa.nche.edu

Schawn joined the International Office staff in September 2012 as Association Services Coordinator and currently serves as the Expeditor, Global Community Interchange. She is responsible for general administration, provides office and database support to the Association, and serves as the first point of customer service to the Association’s members.

Schawn brings a wealth of experience from various administrative positions at an international school in New Jersey and Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland.

Schawn earned a bachelor’s in communications from Loyola University Maryland.

Tim Arth Senior Team Lead, Strategic Business & Resource Development

Phone: 202-688-1978

E-mail: tarth@acpa.nche.edu

Tim joined the International Office team in November, 2014. As the Senior Team Lead, Strategic Business & Resource Development, Tim serves as the primary resource to ACPA's prospective institutional members on college and university campuses and strategically directs ACPA's Corporate Partnerships program.

Prior to joining ACPA, Tim worked for six years in various capacities at the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) and with the Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA).    Tim earned a bachelor's degree in communications from Boston College and a master's degree in student affairs administration in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at Indiana University.    Tricia Fechter Gates Deputy Executive Director

Phone: 202-759-4825

E-mail: pfechter@acpa.nche.edu

Tricia joined the International Office staff in April 2013 as the Senior Director, Professional Development, Research, and Scholarship and currently serves as the Deputy Executive Director. Tricia leads the professional development, marketing, and membershipteams and oversees the strategy, creation, and execution of programs and products to drive the Association’s innovative efforts.

Prior to working at ACPA, Tricia served as the Director of Events & Programs at Synergos, an Association Management Company. She has previous work experience with the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values, Rockhurst University, and the University of South Carolina Aiken.

Tricia earned a bachelor’s in secondary education from Saint Louis University, a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from the University of South Carolina, and an MBA from Rockhurst University. She holds a Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University. Originally from St. Louis, Tricia travels home often to visit family, especially her two nieces, Tricia and Maggie. She is also an avid traveler who enjoys exploring domestic and international locations.

Tom Gentry  Senior Team Lead, Finance, Accounting and Risk

Phone: 202-759-4834

E-mail: tgentry@acpa.nche.edu

Tom joined the International Office staff in 2008 and serves as Senior Team Lead, Finance, Accounting and Risk. He manages all fiscal and accounting functions and oversees human resources at the IO.

Before coming to ACPA, Tom spent 12 years as a U.S. Navy Officer before establishing roots in the D.C. area in 1993, and he has held administrative and financial management positions with several non-profit associations.

Tom received his bachelor’s in economics from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a master’s in financial management from The Johns Hopkins University.

Jon Gilmore Jr., MBA, PMP Senior Team Lead, Data Systems and Structure

E-mail: jgilmore@acpa.nche.edu

Jon joined the International Office staff in February 2011 as a consultant to assist with Web site maintenance and e-mail communications. In May 2011, he became a full-time staff member as the Director of Information Technology. Jon is responsible for the Association’s information technology planning, administration, and infrastructure as the Senior Team Lead, Data Systems and Structure.

Jon began his IT career as a member of the U.S. Air Force while working as a military linguist in Maryland. Since then, he has held IT positions in government, legal services, non-profit, and academic settings.

Jon earned a bachelor’s in linguistic anthropology from the City University of New York (CUNY) Baccalaureate Program for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies, as well as an MBA from the University of Maryland University College.

Mel Martinez Team Lead, Impression and Impact

Phone:   202-759-4826

E-mail: mmartinez@acpa.nche.edu

Mel joined the International Office Staff in January 2015 as the Impression and Impact Team Lead.  Mel is responsible for maintaining the ACPA Web sites, distributing e-mail marketing content, managing the Association’s weekly e-newsletter, and updating ACPA’s social media accounts.

Previously, Mel supported the efforts of multiple not-for-profit organizations serving local and global markets.  Mel has also provided contract support for community college development.

Mel earned a bachelor’s degree from Murray State University, and a master’s degree cum laude from Southern Methodist University.  Mel specializes in data management, marketing, and communications.  In his spare time, Mel focuses on a twofold passion for music and religious studies.