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A Message From Jonathan A. McElderry

Dr. Jonathan A. McElderry is a practitioner, scholar and educator in higher education. He serves as the Dean of Student Inclusive Excellence and Assistant Professor at Elon University (NC). His research has sought to raise awareness of the experiences of historically excluded students at predominantly White institutions and provide strategies to increase their academic and social success. He is a sought-after speaker and thought leader in the area of Student Personnel and College Student Development. From a scholarship perspective, he has 14 publications in press or in print, from peer-reviewed journal articles to book chapters; numerous conference presentations; and he recently was awarded a contract for his first book, which focuses on varying ways students experience intersectional-marginalization in higher education. Additionally, he serves on the Governing Board of ACPA - College Student Educators International as the Director of Equity & Inclusion; is a Co-Lead Facilitator for the Leadershape Institute; and serves as an Editorial Board member for the Journal of African American Males in Education. Dr. McElderry also serves on the Board of Advisors for QUAD DEI Consulting Firm which is Black woman-owned and specializes in diversity, equity, and inclusion training and education. Finally, he has been recognized with ACPA’s Annuit Coeptis Emerging Professional Award and was named University of Missouri - College of Education’s 2021 Alumni Outstanding Early Career award winner. Dr. McElderry holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri, an M.Ed. in College Student Personnel from Ohio University, and a B.S. in Administration of Justice from George Mason 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.