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A Message From Stephanie J. Waterman

Stephanie J Waterman, PhD, (she/her) Onondaga, Turtle Clan, Associate Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto, in Leadership, Higher & Adult Education, coordinates the Student Development/Student Services in Higher Education stream. She is honored to work on the traditional lands of the Huron-Wendat, Seneca, and Mississaugas of the Credit. She is a mother, sister, auntie, and grandmother. Dr. Waterman researches Indigenous student experiences and associated support units and is currently using critical geography to do so. She is a co-editor of Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education (2013, Stylus); Beyond Access: Indigenizing Programs for Native Student Success (2018, Stylus) and in 2024, Developments Beyond the Asterisk: New Scholarship and Frameworks for Understanding Native Students in Higher Education (Routledge). Dr. Waterman is in this profession to educate those who work with Indigenous students, and those who teach student and academic affairs personnel, about Indigenous students, so that our students, and all students, will have better, more fulfilling, experiences in college.
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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.