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A Message From Jennifer Wells

Jen Wells, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Leadership at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Wells is a scholar in student development and higher education assessment and former administrator in institutional effectiveness and student affairs. Dr. Wells' current research interests include the effectiveness and use of the CAS Standards, psychosocial development and belonging, and the role of health and wellness for leaders in education. She served with CAS for fifteen years, including since 2014 as Editor. Dr. Wells was a longtime faculty member for the ACPA Assessment Institute and has presented and published in the field of assessment. Dr. Wells earned her B.A. in German and History from Albion College, M.A. in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia. Outside of work, Dr. Wells is an avid reader and loves to stay active, especially through CrossFit, hiking, and pickleball. She is also a proud rescue dog mom.
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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.