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A Message From Kathy Neville

Kathy Neville, EdD began her career in student affairs as a resident assistant at the University of Maine. A double Black Bear, in 1991 she received her masters’ degree in Student Development in Higher Education. From there, she spent twenty years in Residence Life at the University of Buffalo, SUNY New Paltz, and Salem State University. She developed and advised nationally recognized Residence Hall Associations and served as the Conference Resource Consultant for NACURH, Inc. from 2000-2003. Upon completing her doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2011, Kathy moved to graduate education. In addition to serving as Associate Dean in the SSU Graduate School, she taught courses in the Higher Education in Student Affairs master’s program and served as the interim Program Coordinator for the 2018-2019 academic year. She is currently serving as the Inaugural Program Director and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Springfield College. Her research primarily focuses on college student success, the experiences of students of color at PWIs, and student-faculty interactions. She is also a team member of the ACPA Campus Racial Justice & Decolonization Expectation Project. Kathy is grateful to her colleagues and students for teaching her along the way.
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In Support of ACPA Foundation

Founded in 1994 during the presidency of Charles Schroeder, the purpose of the ACPA Educational Leadership Foundation (501c3 non-profit organization) is “to enhance the student affairs profession and to generate and disseminate knowledge of college students at all levels within higher education” (Article Three of the Articles of Incorporation). The organization is now known as the ACPA Foundation to more concisely communicate its role as the fundraising arm of ACPA College Student Educators International.

The Mission - The ACPA Foundation exists to support the priorities and activities of ACPA by raising funds and developing resources that help the Association fulfill its mission. 

The Vision - The ACPA Foundation will develop sufficient assets to effectively and sustainably fund ACPA’s efforts to provide excellent professional development opportunities to members, advance knowledge in the field, and support the transformative effect of education in the lives of college students.

In order to fulfill its purpose and mission, the Foundation invites members and non-members alike to provide philanthropic support for ACPA's vital initiatives involving research, scholarship, professional development and leadership program.