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Proposed Bylaws Changes

Wednesday, 15 May, 2019

The ACPA Governing Board has approved a set of proposed changes to the ACPA Bylaws to come before the full voting membership of the Association. Changes to the ACPA Bylaws require a two-thirds approval vote from the members who participate in the voting process before amendments can be made. The proposed changes are being presented to you as individual voting decisions and each is described below for additional context and consideration.

JCSD seeks new Editor

ACPA invites applications for the Editor of the Journal of College Student Development (JCSD). The Editor will be named in mid-2019 to a five-year term that commences July 1, 2020. The Journal is well-supported financially by both ACPA and the publisher with an operational budget and funding for a graduate assistant. Some support is also required of the Editor’s institution including physical space and technological infrastructure for the journal operation.  

Basic responsibilities include:

In Memoriam–Richard Basil Caple

In Memoriam - Richard Basil Caple

December 25, 1930 – January 30, 2019

ACPA-College Student Educators International joins higher education and student affairs colleagues in mourning the passing of Richard (Dick) Basil Caple, Ed.D., former editor of ACPA’s Journal of College Student Development and past president of the Missouri College Personnel Association, on Wednesday, 30 January, 2019. Our condolences and best wishes are extended to Dr. Caple’s family, friends, and members of the University of Missouri, where he was Professor Emeritus.

Upcoming Events

Fraternity & Sorority Life Doctorate Degree Panel

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Do you work in Fraternity and Sorority Life? Have you every thought about pursuing a doctorate level degree? Wondered about the pros and cons and how a degree will benefit you and our field? Come to listen to panelists speak about their experiences and important factors in their decisions to work on their doctorate level degrees while working in FSL! Panelists include: Michael Goodman, University of Maryland, Assistant Director for Advising & Programming, Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life Travis Martin, Northwestern University, Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life Chris...
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SCCPA 50th Anniversary Conference

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 (All day) to Friday, 13 March 2020 (All day)
"Navigating the Past, Charting the Future" The planning committee for the SCCPA 50th Anniversary Conference wants you to set sail with us to Myrtle Beach March 11-13, 2020. So grab your beach hat and your great ideas and we will provide the birthday cake! Help us with “Navigating the Past, Charting our future” to learn about the past 50 years of SCCPA and the incredible future we will chart together. Myrtle Beach, SC (Embassy Suites of Myrtle Beach)