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A Message From Ryan C. Holmes

Dr. Ryan C. Holmes is Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at the University of Miami (FL). Dr. Holmes’ areas of oversight include student conduct, Greek life, student crisis, alcohol and other drug education, veterans’ services, and the chaplain’s association. He presents and publishes in the areas of social justice, bias (as related to race, gender, and other unchangeable traits), conflict resolution, student conduct, diversity/equity/inclusion, and entitlement. Dr. Holmes has consulted with colleges and universities around the country and internationally and hosted numerous webinars at the national level. He is a past president of the Association for Student Conduct Administration - and was a driving force for the first African American Male Summit - past Vice Chair of Outreach for ACPA’s Commission for Social Justice Educators, past faculty director of NASPA’s New AVP Institute, and mentor in the 5000 Role Models of Excellence. Dr. Holmes completed a Master of Arts in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland-College Park, a second MA in Bilingual/Bicultural Studies from La Salle University and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration at UTEP. He also holds a BME from Loyola University – New Orleans in Music Education.
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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.