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A Message From Robert D. Hradsky

Robert Hradsky joined the Syracuse University community in March 2018 as Senior Associate Vice President for the Student Experience and Dean of Students. He was promoted to Vice President for the Student Experience in July 2019, and currently serves as Vice President for Student Engagement. In this role, Dr. Hradsky leads the Student Engagement team within the Division of the Student Experience which includes the Barnes Center at The Arch (Counseling, Healthcare, Health Promotion and Recreation), Career Services, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, Student Employment, Student Engagement, and Student Living. His work focuses on engaging students outside of the classroom, providing dynamic living/learning environments, fostering mutual understanding, inclusivity and accountability, and promoting students’ health and well-being. Dr. Hradsky co-chairs the Chancellor’s Task Force on Sexual and Relationship Violence and the Threat Assessment and Management Team. He is a 2021 recipient of the prestigious Chancellor’s Medal for Outstanding Achievement and was instrumental in Syracuse University’s selection as a Most Promising Place to Work in Student Affairs in 2023. Dr. Hradsky has worked in higher education for over three decades serving in leadership roles in both academic and student affairs. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Loyola University Maryland, a master’s degree in higher education student affairs from the University of Vermont, and a doctoral degree in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hradsky’s work has been recognized by a number of professional organizations, and he has held leadership roles in several organizations including the American College Personnel Association and the ACPA Educational Leadership Foundation. Dr. Hradsky is passionate about creating exceptional student experiences and fostering positive organizational change.
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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.