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A Message From Amy Barnes

Dr. Amy Barnes is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program at Ohio State University and Director of the Education Doctorate. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in personal leadership development, group dynamics, case analysis, innovative leadership, strategic planning/strategic leadership, and equity-driven leadership. She is the Director of the inaugural HESA Ed.D. program at Ohio State, a program designed for working professionals in higher education. Dr. Barnes has been integral in aligning the program’s goals and objectives with the principles of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) and has created a culture of supporting scholarly practice. Additionally, Dr. Barnes oversees the management of HESA’s undergraduate leadership course offerings and curriculum associated with the university’s interdisciplinary leadership minor. Prior to her tenure as a faculty member, Dr. Barnes spent 14 years in administrative roles in First Year Experience, Residential Life, Career Services, and central student affairs administration. She is an author of the Innovative Leadership Workbook for College Students and Leadership Theory: Facilitator’s Guide for Cultivating Critical Perspectives and has published in numerous journals and practice-based publications. Dr. Barnes also has consulted on leadership and organizational development locally, nationally, and internationally since 2005.
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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.