2020 Annual Conference and Business Meeting

Friday, January 24th, 2020
Northern Kentucky University (NKU) Highland Heights, KY

Keynote Speaker Announced!

This year’s keynote speaker will be Craig Elliott (Ph.D) (he, him, his). He has worked in student affairs for over 25 years, and currently serves as the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services and Assistant Professor at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. and helps lead the student engagement and success efforts at the University.

Craig is currently serving as President of ACPA-College Student Educators International and leading the organization in its efforts to boldly transform higher education. He has also served in a variety of leadership capacities in ACPA, NASPA, NCORE and WACUHO. Craig is also a Social Justice Training Institute alumnus, serves on the faculty with Student SJTI, is a Co-Lead facilitator for the LeaderShape Institute, and is on the board of World Trust.

Craig recently co-wrote a book with Robert Brown and Shruti Desai entitled Identity-Conscious Supervision in Student Affairs: building Relationships and Transforming Systems. It is published by Routledge and will be available December 2019.

Craig also serves in his local community in scouting, soccer. He is married to Nicole (over 22 years) and is father to Jackson and Thomas, and loves soccer, music, time with his family, and really good, strong coffee.

About This Year’s Conference

This year’s conference theme is Transforming Higher Education Today: Collaboration, Resiliency, and Access, and will examine how higher education and student affairs professionals can take an active role towards creating campus environments that thrive in each of these dimensions.  Through collaboration of best practices and discussion of current trends and research, we will discover how each of us can promote student success, create access, and develop resilience in ourselves, each other and our students.

Join us after the conference for the 3rd annual Hall of Fame Reception to honor and recognize colleagues in the Commonwealth who have served their institutions, the state, the region and national associations through leadership and service.

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If you have further questions, please contact Lindsay Smith, Conference Coordinator, at [email protected] 385.428-5677.

We look forward to seeing you at NKU in 2020!