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A Message From Alan Acosta

Dr. Alan Acosta is a passionate higher education professional whose work focuses on helping students become ethical global leaders. He currently serves as the assistant vice provost for student life and director of positive learning environments at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, where he collaborates with students, faculty, and staff on cultivating and nurturing holistic student support, engagement, and wellness. Alan previously worked at Clark University and Florida State University managing numerous campus offices, including student conduct, housing, new student orientation, and accessibility services. He also coordinated institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, managed campus-wide student crises, and supported campus offices through transition and change. Alan has been involved in ACPA and ASCA and served each organization in numerous roles. He has authored academic articles and chapters and was a co-editor of a book focused on student conduct in college residence halls. Alan is also an adjunct faculty member in the Salem State University HESA program. Alan earned his BA and M.Ed. at the University of Florida and his Ph.D. from Florida State University. He believes in the power of education to uplift communities and change lives, which drives the work he does.
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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.