Leadership

In my 20+ years in higher education, I have tried to impact the field through service to regional, national, and international professional associations. Below is a selected list of leadership positions I have help.

ACPA – College Student Educators International

Past President, March 2016 – March 2017

  • Assist President with leadership of the association
  • Chair the Nominations and Election Committee
  • Chair the Audit and Finance Committee
  • Chair the Personnel Committee

President, March 2015  – March 2016

  • Serve as spokesperson for the association.
  • Chair the Governing Board
  • With Executive Director, set strategic direction of the association.
  • Serve as the decision making authority for strategy and policy decisions.

Vice President, March 2014 – March 2015

  • Support the president in leading the association.
  • Chair the assembly.
  • Serve as the liaison with the State Divisions, International Divisions, Commissions, and Standing Committees.
  • Assist with the implementation of the association’s strategic plan.
  • Support and foster the core values of the association.
  • Chair the Bylaws Committee of the Governing Board.
  • Serve on the Audit & Finance, Personnel, and Nominations and Elections Committee of the Governing Board.
  • Facilitate process to select the 2016 Convention Chair.
  • Appoint and serve on the 2016 Convention Planning Team.

2014 Convention General Programs Chair, August 2012 – April 2014

  • Assisted in the development of curricular priorities and other program initiatives for the 2014 convention.
  • Coordinated the program review process for 500 general programs and 125 promising practices programs.
  • Assisted program team in selecting and slotting all convention programs.

Director of Professional DevelopmentApril 2011 – March 2013

  • Coordinate the professional development opportunities, manage career development systems and processes, and implement professional competencies for an 8000-member professional association.
  • Guide the association as one member of the 12-member Governing Board.
  • Launch and oversee the development of the professional credential program.
  • Began the process for developing an association professional development curriculum.
  • Participate in the process to create a new strategic plan for the association.
  • Oversee the process to develop rubrics for the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies.
  • Serve on the following committees: Convention Chair Selection Committee, Leadership and Training Committee (chair), Recruitment and Retention Committee, and Strategic Planning and Assessment Committee.

Director-elect of Professional DevelopmentJanuary 2010 – April 2011

  • Coordinate the professional development opportunities, manage career development systems and processes, and implement professional competencies for an 8000-member professional association.

Chair, Technology Advisory Committee, September 2009 – December 2010

  • Lead a 9-member advisory committee charged by the Executive Director of ACPA with developing the association’s long term Information Technology strategic plan and evaluating and recommending technology initiatives aimed at furthering the association’s strategic initiatives as well as evaluating large-scale IT project requests to determine their applicability to long- and short-term association goals and, when necessary, to priority rank IT initiatives.

Past-Chair, Commission for Assessment and Evaluation, April 2009 – April 2010

  • Assisting the chair in the leadership of the 800-person commission with a directorate body of 25 people that develops, implements, and evaluates initiatives that promote assessment to improve planning and practice within the association as well as the field of student affairs and higher education.
  • Serve on planning team for 2010 ACPA Student Affairs Assessment Institute.
  • Serve on planning team for 2009 and 2010 ACPA Residential Curriculum Institute.

Chair, Commission for Assessment and EvaluationApril 2007 – April 2009

  • Led an 800-person commission with a directorate body of 25 people that developed, implemented, and evaluated initiatives that promote assessment skills and knowledge to facilitate and support student learning, development, and effective student affairs practice. Commission projects of note included development of the Assessment Skills and Knowledge (ASK) Standards, ACPA Student Affairs Assessment Institute, Emerging Best Practice in Assessment Award, and co-sponsorship of the ACPA Residential Curriculum Institute with the ACPA Commission for Housing and Residential Life.
  • Chaired 2007 and 2008 ACPA Student Affairs Assessment Conference planning committees
  • Planning team member for 2009 and 2010 Student Affairs Assessment Institute
  • Planning team member for 2009 Residential Curriculum Institute

Chair-elect, Commission for Assessment for Student DevelopmentDecember 2005 – April 2007

  • Assisted the chair in the leadership of the 800-person commission with a directorate body of 25 people that develops, implements, and evaluates initiatives that promote assessment to improve planning and practice within the association as well as the field of student affairs and higher education. 

ACPA Student Affairs Assessment Conference Planning Team Chair, October 2006 – June 2008

  • Led the planning team for the 2007 and 2009 national ACPA Student Affairs Assessment Conferences (2007, 2008)

Directorate member, Commission for Assessment for Student DevelopmentMarch 2002 – December 2005

  • Served in the following capacities: strategic plan chair, elections coordinator, vice-chair for educational services, grants competition coordinator, sponsored programs coordinator, sponsored program reviewer, research grant proposal reviewer, and national convention program reviewer

Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS)

President Elect, September 2016 – September 2017

  • Assist the President in leading the association
  • Serve as a voting member on the Executive Committee
  • Assist with final review of functional area standards

Executive Committee Member/Member-at-Large for Outreach, September 2013 – September 2016

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate methods to advance the use of the CAS Standards in practice and the assessment of practice.
  • Lead project teams that advance the use of the CAS Standards.
  • In collaboration with other members of the CAS Executive Board, determine long range and short range projects to achieve strategic goals.

ACPA Director to the Council for the Advancement of Standards Board, August 2012 – Present

  • Represent ACPA on the Council for the Advancement of Standards and promulgate the standards with members of the association.
  • Participated on committee that revised the CAS General Standards.
  • Chaired the committee that revised the Master’s Level Preparation Standard and were approved in November 2012.

ACPA Alternate Director to the Council for the Advancement of Standards Board, August 2010 – August 2012

  • Represented ACPA on the Council for the Advancement of Standards and promulgate the standards with members of the association.
  • Participated on the committee that revised the CAS General Standards.
  • Chaired the committee that revised the Master’s Level Preparation Program Standard.

Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL)

Founder and Past-Chair, December 2012 – December 2013

  • Support the president in leading the organization
  • Facilitate the nominations and election process

Founder and ChairDecember 2008 – 2012

  • Founded an organization focused on fostering communication and professional development for professionals that coordinate assessment for divisions of student affairs across the nation.
  • Lead a 10-person board of directors and a membership of 250 assessment professionals from across the United States and Canada.
  • Developed an association infrastructure with the revision of the governance structure and creation of five operational committees.

 

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