Associate Director, Student Life & Events
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology-DC
Matt has been actively involved with MLCOP for the past two years having served as the Vice-Chair, Professional Development he has assisted with the coordination and implementation of webinars for MLCOP and ACPA. Prior to his involvement in MLCOP Matt served as the President of DCCPA the DC Chapter of ACPA as well as numerous board positions prior to that. In his day to day work he oversees Student Life at the Washington DC Campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is an adjunct faculty in the Industrial/Organizational master’s program. Matt has worked at a number of institutions up and down the east coast and his spare time is spent reading comic books, of which he has over 7000.
Assistant Vice President for Henderson Housing, Community Standards, and Division Strategy
Director of Student Activities
Assistant Director of Student Staff Selection
University of Kentucky
Growing up as an Army brat (she moved 8 times before graduating high school) served as a solid foundation for a career in Student Affairs. Serving in various residence life positions for the past 20 years, she has been an Assistant Director with the Office of Residence Life at the University of Kentucky since 2004. She has a B.A from Hope College in German and a M.S. in College Student Personnel from Miami University. In her current position she coordinates the selection processes for all of the student staff positions in her department, teaches UK 101 and serves on the UK Women's Forum board.
Resident Services Manager
University of Oregon
Alex Matiash currently serves on the Directorate of the Mid-Level Community of Practice after serving three years on the Graduate Students and New Professionals Community of Practice Directorate board for three years. He currently serves as the Resident Services Manager at the University of Oregon where he focuses on service centers, conferences, summer housing, break transitions, relocations and more. His professional interests include generation z in the workplace and staff recruitment and selection.
Director, Honors Program | School of Arts & Sciences
During her time as a higher education professional, she has worked with campus programming, student organizations, student conduct, LGBT resources, orientation programs, and academic advising. Her research focuses on the experiences of academically talented Black women in college inside and outside the classroom at urban historically white institutions. She is a proud undergrad alumna of SUNY - Oneonta, Syracuse University Master's in Higher Postsecondary Education program, and Temple University Urban Education doctoral program.
Director for Student Success, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Lauren Friedman graduated with her MEd in Post Secondary Curriculum and Instruction from Salisbury University. She is completing her PhD in Organizational Leaders, with workaholism in higher education staff as her dissertation topic. She is the Director for Student Success and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and has experience in academic affairs, academic policy, student life, and many other areas.
Assistant Director of Student Life and Development
Ivy Tech Community College
LaMarcus J. Hall, M Ed. manages over 40 student organizations, intramural sports, as well as recreation and wellness initiatives. He enjoys working with students from all areas of life, while providing effective programming. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from Georgia Southern University. He is also the author of I Refuse to Let YOU Give Up: To My Teens Who Feel All Hope Is Gone. LaMarcus has recently co-authored an article with Amy Anderson in Diverse Education entitled, “All Campuses Need Cultural Spaces”. He has published several articles, opt-eds, and his book chapter was recently accepted in a forthcoming book entitled “Gumbo for the Soul: Males of Color Share Their Stories, Meditations, Affirmations, and Inspirations. He is also a third editor for a forthcoming book entitled “No Ways Tired: The Journey for Professionals of Color in Student Affairs”. LaMarcus is the husband of Alexandra J. Hall and father of Leia & Ansley Hall LaMarcus is a PhD student at Purdue University in the Curriculum and Instruction program. His research focuses on perceptions of men of color faculty in the academe at Predominately White Institutions (PWIs). LaMarcus is a 2-time recipient of the Holmes Scholarship. LaMarcus was appointed to the Social Justice and Diversity committee for Purdue College of Education. Brother Hall was featured in the April 2016 Launch, the newsletter of the Purdue College of Education for his outstanding leadership, research, and contributions to the college. He as active member of Golden Key Honor Society, while maintaining over a 3.8 GPA on the 4.0 scale. Outside of the classroom and working, he enjoys community engagement and motivational speaking. He also a 2017 UCEA Barbara Jackson Scholar, the inaugural class for Purdue. One hallmark of an Alpha man is service within and to the Fraternity, in balance with service beyond the House of Alpha. LaMarcus has remained active in the Fraternity since his initiation into Alpha Phi Alpha through the Xi Tau chapter at Georgia Southern University. He served the Director of Education for the Iota Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity from 2015-2017. He now serves on the Sphinx Magazine Publication Committee for the Fraternity. Through his initiatives, “the echo resounds in all communities” as he is active on several boards of directors in the Indianapolis area. He is also a member of professional organizations such as: American Education Research Association (AERA), National American Multicultural Education (NAME), National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), Black Doctoral Network (BDN), among others.
Associate Director for LGBTQ Resources
George Mason University
Josh Kinchen is currently the Associate Director for LGBTQ Resources at George Mason University. He previously worked at Florida State University as a Student Program Coordinator, working directly with the Allies & Safe Zones program and the Pride Student Union. He graduated twice from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a M.Ed. in Higher Education and B.A. in Communication Studies. A proud first-generation college graduate, he also holds an Associate’s degree from Cape Fear Community College. Prior to his career in higher education, Josh served in the United States Marine Corps.
Assistant Director, Peer Tutoring for The Study
University of Kentucky
Associate Director, Off-Campus Programs/Study Abroad
Director, Student Life and Ministry
Loyola University New Orleans
Dale O'Neill, PhD currently serves as the Director of Student Life and Ministry at Loyola University New Orleans. O’Neill oversees all areas of student life including: leadership development, Greek Life, university programming, social justice initiatives, immersion and volunteer programs, campus recreation, new student programs, commuter services and 110+ student organizations. She also facilities management of the Danna Student Center and various campus partnerships, such as university vending, bookstore, and ATMs. This past year, Student Affairs went through a re-organization process, placing Student Ministry under O’Neill’s purview under the Department of Student Life. Dale received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration from Saint Louis University. She completed her doctoral degree in Educational Administration at the University of New Orleans. She holds leadership positions in various professional organizations, including past Chair of ACPA’s Coalition on (Dis)ability, Past President of the Louisiana College and University Personnel Administrators, Past Coordinator of the National Association of Campus Activities' Huge Leadership Weekend.
Managing Assistant Director of Residential Student Services
Punit Patel holds a Master's of Business Administration in Management and Marketing from Kennesaw State University. He currently works at Kean University as the Managing, Assistant Director of Residential Student Service. In his current role, he was the pleasure of supervising four full-time and four-part time Residence Hall Directors. Punit first joined the field of Higher Education and Student Affairs the Fall of 2011, since then he has been an active member within ACPA. Prior to joining the MLCOP Directorate, Punit served as the Vice-Chair of Operations for Graduate Student sand New Professional Community of Practice. In his spare time, Punit enjoys traveling and spending quality time with Family and friends.