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Dr. Cindi Love officially assumed the role of Executive Director of ACPA—College Student Educators International on July 1, 2014.

“The ACPA Governing Board has unanimously selected Dr. Cynthia Love to be our next Executive Director,” said Dr. Kathleen G. Kerr, 2013-2014 ACPA President.“In 2014, as ACPA celebrates its 90th year, we need a leader who has a vision for how ACPA will build upon and advance nine decades of leadership to higher and tertiary education and the student affairs field. Dr. Love has a commitment to ACPA’s core values and mission and a capacity to strategically guide the association forward. The Governing Board has great confidence Love will develop rich and meaningful relationships with ACPA members and our partners within the higher and tertiary education community worldwide.”

Dr. Love’s background uniquely positions her to assume this post. With significant experience in higher education, for-profit and non-profit management, and social justice work, Love will advance the Association’s current strategic plan and guide our future contributions to higher education and student services globally.

Download her Extended Bio  (PDF)

Download her Media Release Announcement (PDF)

Read her blog entries for The Huffington Post

Reflections on the Drive-In Conference "Theory to Practice to Outcomes"

Dr. Cindi Love, Executive Director

On Thursday, July 16, 2015, I was in Baltimore for the Morgan State University, ACPA and National Council on Student Development (NCSD) Drive In Conference entitled “Theory to Practice to Outcomes: Connecting Student Development Theory to Community College Practice." The day started with Dr. Lee Knefelkamp, Professor Emerita of Psychology and Education at Columbia University’s Teachers College. (...

ACPA Signs Letter to U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

Dr. Cindi Love, Executive Director

ACPA has joined efforts with thirteen other organizations regarding tax deductions impacting energy conservation. Read the full text of the letter below: July 13, 2015 The Honorable Orrin Hatch, Chairman The Honorable Ron Wyden, Ranking Minority Member Committee on Finance United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden: As the Senate and House continue to...

ACPA Representative for the Public Policy Consortium Offers Statement Regarding SCOTUS Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

Dr. Cindi Love, Executive Director

A statement from Carol Holladay, ACPA's representative for the Public Policy Consortium with ACPA peer associations in Student Affairs: The Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have the fundamental right to marry nationwide, a landmark civil rights ruling that has sweeping implications for the American society. The historic 5-4 decision ends the state-by-state patchwork of legality...

Dr. Cindi Love, Executive Director of ACPA, Thanks the US Supreme Court Today for Confirming the Rights of Same-Sex and Same-Gender Loving Couples to Marry

Dr. Cindi Love, Executive Director

2015 June 26 Washington, DC 20036 Dr. Cindi Love, Executive Director of ACPA, thanks the US Supreme Court today for confirming the rights of same-sex and same-gender loving couples to marry. This morning, a few blocks from ACPA offices in DC, our nation moved closer to full inclusion and equality for all people in the United States as the Supreme Court affirmed the right of same-sex and same-...

On this Memorial Day

Dr. Cindi Love, Executive Director

Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a federal holiday for remembering people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. Originally, this day of remembrance was known as Declaration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate solders who died in that war. S.M Sigerson provides a moment of reflection for us today as we remember and...