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A Message From Karen Boyd

Karen D. Boyd, Ph.D is a Professor of Practice in higher education administration, college student personnel and the undergraduate leadership studies with the University of Tennessee's Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department and the interim Executive Director of the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA). Her 30+ year career (predominantly spent in Housing, Student Conduct, Leadership Education and most recently as faculty) demonstrates a commitment to fostering learning and engagement in increasingly diverse and complex classroom, administrative, and associational settings. Her primary areas of inquiry explore how to most effectively educate for personally and socially responsible leadership and civic engagement. Most notable is her work collecting and applying the Dixon v. Alabama (1961) participants’ history of college-related leadership for social change. Across her career, scholarship, and leadership—including ACPA’s Commission XV Directorate, circuit and ASCA’s 10th Anniversary conference chair, past president, and Gehring Academy Director— she has been honored to receive ACPA's Commission XV's Teele Award; ASCA's New Professional of the Year, Circuit of the Year, Gehring, and Dixon-McFadden Awards; NASPA Region 3's Bob E. Leach Award for Outstanding Service to Students; and numerous campus recognitions.
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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.