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Lisa Lewis Schaeffer

A Message From Lisa Lewis Schaeffer

Dr. Lisa Lewis Schaeffer completed over 36 years of service at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, recently retiring as Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. She oversaw 13 departments that provided fundamental services including housing, student health, and counseling while growing programs designed to develop students into engaged leaders on campus and in the community. To help students with personal challenges, Dr. Schaeffer created the CARE (Consultation, Advocacy, Resources and Education) Team that harnesses university resources to support students on a case-by-case basis. Strategic planning and assessment were major foci during her tenure, especially throughout the COVID crisis. Providing a host of virtual services and programs during the pandemic has greatly enhanced opportunities for online and commuter students. While dedicating her career to developing students, she also developed a staff development and mentorship program to help staff members reach their full potential. Over the years at UNCP, Dr. Schaeffer served as Associate Vice Chancellor, Director of Career Services, and Associate Director of Admissions. She received her Doctorate and Master of Education degrees from Campbell University and received the Distinguished Alumnae Award in 1998. She served as a member of several professional organizations over the years and continues to volunteer in the community.
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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.