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A Message From Jenny L. Small

Dr. Jenny L. Small is an adjunct instructor at Salem State University, an editorial consultant with Hillel International, and an independent researcher on critical theories of religion and college student religious, secular, and spiritual identities. She has authored or co-authored 13 peer-reviewed journal articles and published two solo-authored books. In 2015, Dr. Small worked with fellow members of the ACPA Commission for Spirituality, Faith, Religion, and Meaning (CSFRM) to publish the edited volume Making Meaning: Embracing Spirituality, Faith, Religion, and Life Purpose in Student Affairs through ACPA Books & Media. Dr. Small has been a member of ACPA since 2000. She helped found the CSFRM in 2008, serving on the first directorate team and later as the chair of the commission. She has served ACPA in a variety of additional capacities, including on the Task Force on the Leadership Pipeline, as a Convention 2019 Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Programs Co-Chair, as a Convention 2021 Presidential Spotlight Scholar, and as the Convention 2022 Curriculum Chair. Dr. Small has served as an associate editor of Journal of College & Character since 2014. She holds a PhD from the University of Michigan, an MA from Teachers College, and a BA from Brandeis 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.