The ACPA Elections Process is now closed. Thank you to all who participated in this year's elections process.

The ACPA Leader Nomination and Election process provides a defining moment in the development of our Association. It is an opportunity to ensure that people with the necessary competencies are leading ACPA and providing governance that will fulfill the objectives of the Association. It is also an opportunity for new leaders to contribute to long lasting sustainable goals and outcomes.

Our Association’s leaders should represent the increasing diversity of our membership as well as have a demonstrated commitment and capacity to deliver on the strategic priorities of ACPA. Equity, diversity, and inclusion competencies are critical requirements of leadership in ACPA. Embedding and integrating equity, diversity, and inclusion into the Association’s core activities is an ongoing opportunity.  As part of ACPA’s legacy, we have a renewed commitment to these competencies and their application. 

These competency elements must include knowledge, skills, and experiences engaging and partnering with individuals and groups from multiple and intersecting identities with the capacity to integrate diverse views and information into leadership decision-making. ACPA leaders work to champion the interests of students, faculty, and staff ensuring high standards of quality and consistent service, support, and growth for our membership.

Vice President

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Robert Bonfiglio Donna Lee


Director of Membership Development

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Paul Gordon Brown Amanda Knerr


Director of External Relations

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Jason Meriwether Thomas Segar


Member-at-large Faculty

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Ellen Broido Dawn Johnson


Member-at-large Mid-Level

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Alan Acosta Karol Yelena Martinez-Doane


Assembly Coordinator for Commissions

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Robert Coffey Amy Franklin-Craft


Coalition for Graduate Students and New Professionals, Chair

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Chad Mandala


Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness, Chair

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William (Bill) David Huff Bill McCoy


Coalition for Multicultural Affairs, Chair

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Shawna Patterson


Coalition for Women, Chair**

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Brandi Douglas

Mollie Monahan-Kreishman


Coalition on Disability, Chair

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Erika Heffernan


Coalition on Men & Masculinities, Chair**

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Vern Klobassa


** Beginning this year, these positions are moving to a three-year term. One year as elect and two years in the position. Pending By-Laws change approval.