The University of Chicago
Mike currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Life at The University of Chicago. Mike serves as a senior student affairs leader for the university, responsible for implementing the vision and educational objectives of Campus and Student Life. Mike oversees and sets the strategic direction for the Center for Leadership and Involement, the Office of International Affairs, and the Center for Identity + Inclusion. Prior to his coming to the University of Chicago, he served in student affairs positions at Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Maryland-College Park, Cornell University, DePauw University, Miami University (OH) and Westminster College (MO).
Wilson Okello is a student of poetry, believing in the power of creative expression as a method to generate critical self-reflection, inspire confidence, and achieve agency. Son to the high expectations of an immigrant father and a mother whose love and support are the backbone of his pursuits, he desires to repay their stewardship by assisting others in the transformation of themselves and their communities. Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, he attended Youngstown State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Education. From there he accepted a fellowship to attend the University of Rhode Island where he earned his Masters of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies – College Student Personnel. Currently Wilson is an instructor, research associate, and doctoral student in the Student Affairs and Higher Education program at Miami University and found of the Truth to Power Project.
Danielle Morgan Acosta
Danielle Morgan Acosta is the Director of Student Affairs at Florida State University. She works directly with the Student Government Association, supporting oversight of the activity and service fee $13 million dollar budget and advising SGA, including the identity-based student agencies, bureaus, Class Councils, Congress of Graduate Students, Student Senate and the management of the Allies & Safe Zones program. In her role, Danielle reports directly to the Vice President of Student Affairs and supports university efforts for student advocacy, activism, leadership development and student university traditions. Danielle, a first generation college student from California, received her BA and MAT from Clark University, her M.Ed in Higher Education Student Affairs from Salem State University, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D in Higher Education at Florida State University. Danielle began her student affairs career in Residence Life, working as a first-year experience hall director and the assistant director charged with coordinating residential student staff training and selection and advising the Residence Hall Association at Salem State University. An active member of ACPA since graduate school, Danielle has served in leadership roles representing graduate students and new professionals, chaired the ACPA17 Annual Convention, and currently serves on the ACPA Governing Board.