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A Message From Dana M. Malone

Dr. Dana M. Malone (she/her) currently serves the field as an Independent Scholar. In this role, she partners with institutions on a contract basis; teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels; publishes research and scholarship; presents new ways to approach the work; and produces alternate forms of educational content. Dana began her work in student affairs as an undergraduate serving on the Student Leadership Council. Since then, her career spans residence life, academic support, program development and implementation, teaching and curricular design, and leading assessment and research initiatives. Dr. Malone enjoys critical conversations about the work of higher education especially around student success, strategic assessment planning, the intersection of gender, sexuality, and religious identities, and women and mothers in academe. She presents conference sessions, workshops, and webinars and publishes in About Campus and JCSD. Dana is also the co-creator of The Academic Life podcast on New Books Network, which unpacks academia’s hidden curriculum; and she is the author of From Single to Serious: Relationships, Gender, and Sexuality on American Evangelical Campuses. Dr. Malone holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Evaluation Studies from University of Kentucky, an M.S. in School Counseling, and a B.A. in Psychology from Lee University.
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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.