1. Home
  2. 2023 Diamond Honoree
  3. Molly Schaller
Molly Schaller logo

A Message From Molly Schaller

Dr. Molly Schaller is the Associate Dean for the School of Education and Professor of Higher Education Administration at Saint Louis University. She joined the faculty at Saint Louis University after retiring from the University of Dayton after 28 years. Schaller began her career in student affairs working for 10 years in roles including residence life, peer education, new student orientation and parent programs. She earned her Ph.D. from Ohio University and became a faculty member in the then College Student Personnel program at University of Dayton where she served as program director for many of the next 18 years. She has held faculty fellowships in faculty development, mission and identity. Schaller has taught master’s and doctoral courses in Higher Education Administration programs for over 20 years. Schaller has published, presented, and consulted widely on the sophomore/second year college experience including serving as a faculty member at ten multi-day sophomore institutes. Schaller publishes on student affairs in Catholic college and universities, leadership, and the relationship between physical space and learning. Schaller earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Ohio State University and an M.S. from Miami University in College Student Personnel.
ACPA Foundation logo
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.