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A Message From Royel M. Johnson

Dr. Royel M. Johnson is Associate Professor and Chair in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California (USC). He is also the Director of the National Assessment of Collegiate Campus Climates in the USC Race and Equity Center—the nation's leading tool for assessing campus racial climate. Additionally, Johnson serves as Co-Editor of Educational Researcher, the flagship journal for the American Education Research Association, An expert and consultant on college access, student success, and organizational change for racial equity, Johnson has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and reports. His work appears in respected outlets such as the Journal of Higher Education and Teachers College Record. He has co-edited three books: Racial Equity on College Campuses: Connecting Research and Practice, Enacting Student Success: Critical and Alternative Perspectives for Practice and Creating New Possibilities for the Future of HBCUs with Research. Dr. Johnson's impactful work has been funded by numerous organizations, totaling more than $5.3 million. In recognition of his scholarly and professional contributions, he was awarded the 2022 Early Career Award from AERA Division G. He has also received several other early career honors from AERA, ACPA, and both of his alma maters, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and Ohio State University.
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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.