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.

Town Hall Feedback - 2015 Convention

From the President's Desk

Town Hall Feedback - March 2015 Members were asked to reflect on what they believe elected and appointed leaders are doing well as well as areas of improvements: DOING WELL Elected and Appointed Leaders/Employees & Contractors for the International Office The leadership initiates contact with members. Accessibility of leaders (transparency with in the association) Not afraid to take...

We Must Do Better

From the President's Desk

23 March 2015 It has been a little over a week since returning from ACPA15. After catching up on some sleep, I’m at a place to reflect on my experience. Knowing that I would be transitioning into the President’s role, I had played out the various moments of convention in my head thinking that I would know what to anticipate and could be prepared. ACPA15 didn’t go as I expected and while some...

Keeping Florida State University in Our Thoughts

From the President's Desk

The members of ACPA-College Student Educators International join with our colleagues around the world in sentiments of support and care for the Florida State University and Tallahassee communities. In September, we joined with several other student affairs organizations and released a joint statement entitled Keeping Guns Off Campus . We reaffirm our commitment to this statement today, and are...

Careers in Student Affairs: A Personal Reflection

From the President's Desk

To help celebrate Careers in Student Affairs Month, we are happy to have ACPA President Kent Porterfield share a personal reflection on his experience in the field. Like many of my friends and colleagues in student affairs, I happened upon this career because of the influence of a few key mentors in my life. I did not map an intentional path to a career in student affairs. In fact, I didn’t even...

Statement on Events in Ferguson, Missouri

From the President's Desk

"This year we commemorate 50 years since the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and yet we are sadly reminded of the disparities and injustices that still permeate our society today. The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri are a testament to the fact that we clearly we have much important work left to do. As Student Affairs educators, it is incumbent upon us to persist in our efforts to...