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A Message From Raymond V. Plaza

Raymond V. Plaza, Ph.D. (Ray) serves as Senior Director, Office for Diversity and Inclusion at Santa Clara University. As Senior Director, Ray plays a key role in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and works with the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and colleagues within the Inclusive Excellence Division. ACPA has been Ray’s professional home for 25 years. He has held leadership roles within the Commissions, Coalition & Networks, with significant roles within the Latinx Network and with various Convention Planning teams (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) where he served as the ACPA18 Convention Chair. Currently, a member of the External Advisory Board and as the ACPA representative to the Council on the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS), where he serves as the Member-at-Large for Standards. As a member of the CAS Governing Board, he oversees the management of the Standards and the Standards Management Committee. Ray is a first-generation college student born to Puerto Rican parents. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English and History from the University of Florida, where he also earned a Masters of Arts in Student Personnel and Counseling. He earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech.
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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.