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A Message From Charmaine L. Wijeyesinghe

Charmaine L. Wijeyesinghe, EdD is a consultant with almost 40 years of experience working with colleges, universities, and diverse organizations on issues of social identity and social justice, intersectionality, and conflict resolution. She held several student personnel positions at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and served as Dean of Students at Mount Holyoke College and the national trainer for the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Charmaine’s scholarship explores identity development theory and its application to organizational settings, identity development in Multiracial people, intersectional theory and practice, and conflict resolution from a racial justice perspective. She was editor or co-editor of five volumes: two editions of "New Perspectives on Racial Identity Development"(NYU Press, 2001, 2012), "New Directions for Student Services: Enacting Intersectionality in Student Affairs" (Jossey-Bass, 2017), "Multiracial Experiences in Higher Education: Contesting Knowledge, Honoring Voice, and Innovating Practice" (Stylus, 2021), and "The Complexities of Race: Identity, Power, and Justice in an Evolving America" (NYU Press, 2021). Charmaine also served on the editorial board of the Journal Committed Social Change on Race and Ethnicity and her writing has been recognized by awards from ACPA and NCORE. Charmaine’s original ecological model of Multiracial identity was adopted into the anti-bias curriculum of the ADL.
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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.