Donna Lee, ACPA President

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Donna Lee was named Vice President for Student Affairs at Macalester College in 2015.  Prior to Macalester, Donna served as Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga.Donna has presented numerous workshops on topics related to diversity, leadership, organizational development, and community engagement, and she has worked with the Anti-Defamation League, the National Conference for Community and Justice, and the Human Rights Council.  

Donna entered the profession in 1995 after serving in the U.S. Army for 9 years. ACPA quickly became her source of knowledge, resource, and connection. Donna took advantage of many ACPA institutes and workshops, presented at Convention, and became actively involved in ACPA. Donna has been involved with the  African American Summit, NextGen Conference, Ethics Committee, and on the faculty of the Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute. Donna served as the Director of External Relations on the Governing Board before being elected Vice President.  

Before her position at Agnes Scott College, Donna worked at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., for 12 years in a variety of Student Affairs positions.  A native of New York, she received her B.A. from the University of Tampa and her M.Ed. in Counseling from Boston University.

Leadership Pathways Working Group Report

From the President's Desk

On behalf of the Leadership Pathways Working Group and the Governing Board, we are pleased to share the draft report of the Leadership Pathways Working Group. We invite all members of ACPA-College Student Educators International to read, reflect, and share thoughts on the report. The report will be open for public comment until Friday, 4 September, 2015. We look forward to your feedback! Gavin...

Two Sides to the Same Coin: Importance of Student Learning and Completion

From the President's Desk

Over the last two months, through ACPA Video On Demand and the ACPA President’s Blog , I have been discussing the completion agenda and the role college student educators play in promoting retention and graduation. Most recently, I have discussed the importance of moving from serendipity to intentionality in student learning. These two issues – completion and student learning – must be integrated...

The Completion Agenda: Opportunities for College Student Educators

From the President's Desk

Regardless of the news source one turns to, the completion agenda is in the headlines of the higher education section. It’s also the hot topic on the radar screens of policymakers’ and college presidents. While many higher education officials are concerned with the impact this federal policy has on higher education at the national, state, and local level, we as college student educators can...

Public Statement: Indiana & the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

From the President's Desk

Dear Colleague: On 26 March 2015, the Governor of Indiana signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, one of several so-called religious liberty bills recently vetted by states. ACPA—College Student Educators International views these bills, in all of their forms, and in all of the states and countries that produce them, as overt acts of discrimination against LGBT people . We believe...

Border Crossings & Navigating Differences

From the President's Desk

Dear Colleague, Thank you so much for being part of the ACPA 2015 Convention experience. Whether you were physically in Tampa, on-line with our new ACPA Video On Demand Digital Pass or engaging via social media (#ACPA15, #SAThanks and more), your voice and energy were important and valued as part of the experience for everyone. We learned a lot together. In spite of major weather delays and...