1. Home
  2. Campaigns
  3. 2023 Diamond Honoree
  4. Robert N. Coffey, Jr.
Robert N. Coffey, Jr. logo

A Message From Robert N. Coffey, Jr.

Robert N. Coffey, Jr., Ph.D. was a higher education consultant, lecturer, policy analyst, practitioner, and researcher. Until his passing, he served as Assistant Director for International Admissions at Michigan State University. Robert worked across multiple functional areas, including conflict management, multicultural/LGBTQ student services, residential life/housing, and undergraduate research. He presented at conferences in Canada, China, Indonesia, the U.K., and the U.S. Robert consulted with government agencies, policy centers, and postsecondary institutions in the U.S. and Canada. He used his international network to support ACPA and the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) collaboration, particularly as a member of the Program Team for the 2016 Montreal Convention, and through his involvement with ACPA’s Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development. He served as Commission Chair, and continued to support its goals with a number of convention programs, focusing on international student higher education. Robert held a Ph.D., in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education from Michigan State University; a B.A. in Canadian Studies from the University of Vermont; a M.A. in History from the University of Maine; and a M.P.A. (Public Administration) from the University of New Hampshire.
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.