Service

National Professional Associations

ACPA – College Student Educators International

Past President, March 2016 – March 2017

  • Cc52IXYWEAAkSm2Serve as advisor to President
  • Chair Nominations and Election Process
  • Chair Audit and Finance Committee
  • Chair the Personnel Committee

President, March 2015  – March 2016

  • Serve as spokesperson for the association
  • Chair the Governing Boar
  • 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

Past Director of Professional Development, March 2013 – July 2013

  • Assist the Director of Professional Development with the oversight of the career and professional development of association members.
  • Chair the Professional Development Strategic Goal Implementation Team that is charged with implementing the professional and career development goals of the association’s strategic plan. 

Director of Professional Development, April 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 Development, January 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 Evaluation, April 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 Development, December 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. 

Directorate member, Commission for Assessment for Student Development, March 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

 ACPA Student Affairs Assessment Institute Planning Team Member, July 2008 – July 2010

  • Participating on the planning team for the 2009 and 2010 national ACPA Student Affairs Assessment Institutes

 ACPA Residential Curriculum Institute Planning Committee, August 2008 – October 2009

  • Participating on the planning team for the 2009 national ACPA Residential Curriculum Institute

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)

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

President Elect, September 2016 – September 2017

  • Serve as advisor to the President
  • 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 Chair, December 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

Other Memberships

Association for the Study of Higher Education, 2011 – Present

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, 2007 – Present

Association for Institutional Research, 2006 – 2011

Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2007 – 2010

 Association for Student Judicial Affairs, 2005 – 2008

Regional/State Professional Associations

Granite State Student Affairs Association, 2010 – 2012

  • Advisory board member of organization joining New Hampshire College Personnel Association and NASPA New Hampshire

New Hampshire College Personnel Association, 2008 – 2012

  • Served as “re-founding” member to re-charter the New Hampshire state branch of ACPA that had been dormant since 1985.
  • Helped develop recruitment activities and professional development opportunities.
  • Assessment Drive-In, February 2009: served on planning team and presenter
  • Assessment Drive-In II, November 2009: served on planning team and presenter

New England Association of Institutional Research, 2004 – 2005

Residence Life Association of the Granite State, 1993-1999  

New England College

Student Retention Committee Committee, September 2016 – Present
Identified and implemented strategies to increase undergraduate retention and graduation rates

Faculty Welfare Committee, September 2016 – Present
Addressed faculty concerns and grievances

Enrollment Management Committee, September 2016 – Present

Board of Trustees Enrollment and Student Engagement Committee, September 2016 – Present

Vice President for Academic Affairs Search Committee, September 2016 – Present

Institutional Assessment Steering Committee Co-Chair, May 2016 – Present
Developed and implemented strategies to build a culture of assessment on campus.

Representative on the Budget Advisory Committee, March 2015 – August 2015
Provide faculty voice to the institutional budget process.

Accreditation Self-Study Committee, September 2012 – May 2014
Assisted with the self-study in preparation for 10-year accreditation visit by NEASC. 

Graduate Council, August 2012 – Present
Served as a member of the Graduate Council who share information and make decisions related to graduate programs at the college