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A Message From Nicole Whitner

Dr. Nicole Whitner (she/her/hers) serves as the Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students at the University of San Diego (USD). The Dean of Students oversees areas such as Residential Life, Student Conduct, Community and Leadership Development, and the Center for Student Success. The AVP & Dean of Students is a key administrative leader for the division of student affairs in collaboration with the Vice President for Student Affairs. ACPA is Dr. Whitner's professional home, and her leadership with the association includes previous terms as the Director of Professional Development and later the President of ACPA's largest state chapter, the California College Personnel Association (CCPA). She is presently serving on the ACPA Governing Board as Assembly Coordinator for State & Regional Chapters. Dr. Whitner earned her Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California and a Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership from Capella University. She earned her undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.
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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.