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A Message From Jason Cottrell

Dr. Jason Cottrell is a proud first-generation graduate (B.S. and M.Ed.) of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He is dedicated to public service and from the rural Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Jason is committed to supporting students from all backgrounds through access and success initiatives. He currently serves as Lead Research Analyst for the Office of Postsecondary Education at the United States Department of Education where he supports HBCUs, TCCUs, and other Minority Serving Institution (MSIs) by developing the Titles III and V performance reports, designating institutions as eligible MSIs, enhancing evidence-based practices, and leading several multi-million-dollar grant programs. Jason worked in a variety of functional areas at VCU, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, and North Carolina Central University. He has served ACPA as President of the North Carolina College Personnel Association, Coordinator for States, and ACPA22 Convention Chair. When not working, Jason spends time with his husband (JD) and dog (Spud) in Rockville, MD where they travel, watch movies, visit their niece Julianna, and are foodies. If you know him, you know he is an avid collector of Funko Pops; fan of the Washington Capitals, Nationals, and Commanders; and loves Marvel.
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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.