Current President: Jamie Washington

Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington is the President & Founder of the Washington Consulting Group (WCG). In October of 2015, WCG was named by the Economist as one of the Top 10 Global Diversity Consultants in the world. Dr. Washington has served as an educator, administrator, and consultant in higher education for over 33 years.  He is the President and Co-Founder of the Social Justice Training Institute.

Jaime Washington is invested in working with colleges and universities to build capacity for greater inclusion. He works with campus leaders, staff, faculty and students to create a culture that values, respects and includes all of its members, while helping campuses to address the historical and residual impacts of exclusion. Leadership, Change Management and Social Justice Issues are at the core of his work.

He has received many awards and honors. Most recently he was honored with the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s Legends of Excellence Award for his contribution to the lives and education of Black and LatinX faculty, staff and students. He is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Golden Key, Alpha Phi Omega, Phi Delta Kappa and a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity Inc.

Dr. Washington earned his B.S. degree from Slippery Rock State College; a double Masters' of Science degrees from Indiana University/Bloomington; a Ph.D. is in College Student Development, from the University of Maryland College Park; and a Masters of Divinity from Howard University School of Divinity.He serves as the Pastor of Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore and is the grandfather of 7 and great uncle to 7.  

He lives by the words of one of his favorite songs;

If I can help somebody, as I pass along:  If I can cheer somebody, with a word or song:  
If I can show somebody, that he, she, zi or they, are traveling wrong,
Then my living shall not be in vain

Past President: Dr. Stephen John Quaye 

Dr. Stephen QuayeStephen John Quaye focuses on understanding how students can engage difficult issues (e.g., privilege, oppression, power) civilly and honestly, as well as how storytelling is used as an educational tool to foster reflection and learning across differences. He also is interested in the strategies educators use to facilitate these dialogues and what they learn about themselves in the process.

His work is published in different venues, including The Review of Higher Education, Teachers College Record, the Journal of College Student Development, and Equity & Excellence in Education.

He is co-editor of the second edition of Student Engagement in Higher Education: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Approaches for Diverse Populations (with Shaun R. Harper). He holds degrees from The Pennsylvania State University (Ph.D.), Miami University (M.S.), and James Madison University (B.S.).

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2015 President's Desk Entries
by Gavin Henning, Past President

Reflections on the Past Year
Blog: College Student Educators as Scholars II
Blog: College Student Educators as Scholars
Blog: The Power of Communal Learning
Blog: What Should Students Learn?
Blog:  Fulfilling Our Promise to Students...
JLM Summary and Association Update
Moving from Serendipity to Intentionality
Moving from Serendipity to Intentionality
Two Sides of the Same Coin: Student Learning AND College Completion
The Completion Agenda: Opportunities for College Student Educators
ACPA 2016: Why Montréal?
The Completion Agenda: Opportunities for College Student Educators