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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.

Download her Extended Bio  (PDF)

Download her Media Release Announcement (PDF)

Read her blog entries for The Huffington Post

Strategic Plan Update: Organizational Audit

Dr. Cindi Love, Executive Director

FOR RELEASE ON APRIL 21, 2015 Dear Colleagues, Effective May 31, 2015, ACPA will reach a major milestone in a 10-month project to complete the objectives of the Strategic Plan adopted in 2011. One of the objectives was to complete an organizational audit to accompany our annual financial audit. What is an organizational audit? According to, organizational audit is defined as an...

NILOA Report: Focused on What Matters: Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes at Minority-Serving Institutions

Dr. Cindi Love, Executive Director

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Natasha Jankowski Phone: 217.244.2155 E-mail: Minority Serving Institutions are learning what their students are learning A new report released today shows that Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), which educate about 40% of students historically underserved in postsecondary education are actively engaged in determining how well their students are...

ACPA Responds to Violence at Garissa University College

Dr. Cindi Love, Executive Director

It is clear that the way to heal society of its violence... and lack of love is to replace the pyramid of domination with the circle of equality and respect. ~Manitonqua 2 April 2015 Today, the members of the community of ACPA, grieve with our colleagues and their families at Garissa University College in Kenya. At last report, more than one-third of the students were killed or injured as a...

International Transgender Day of Visibility

Dr. Cindi Love, Executive Director

Today is the International Transgender Day of Visibility, an annual holiday occurring on 31 March dedicated to celebrating Trans* Identified people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by Trans* identified people worldwide. The holiday was founded by Michigan-based transgender activist [3] Rachel Crandall in 2009 [4] as a reaction to the lack of LGBT holidays celebrating transgender...

January 13, 2015 Community Conversation

Dr. Cindi Love, Executive Director

On Tuesday, January 13 at 4:30 pm EST, we will gather for the fifth Community Conversation: Confronting Reality & Doing What Matters to Get Things Right . Dr. Terrell Strayhorn was with us for the 4th Conversation. Dr. Terrell L. Strayhorn is Professor and Director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise at The Ohio State University, where he also serves as senior research affiliate in...