2019 Annual Conference and Business Meeting

The CPAK Executive Committee is excited to invite you to the 2019 Annual Conference and Business Meeting at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky on Friday, January 25, 2019!

Murray State Curris Center
Curris Center at Murray State University

Kicking off our conference on January 24th, we will be hosting the 1st annual Graduate Student Bootcamp. Participants will have an opportunity to learn professional development focused on career readiness and job searching strategies, connect with experience higher education mentors with our CPAK Connect program (please hyperlink), and seek guidance on resumes and practice mock interviewing with student affairs professionals at our Career Central hub.

On January 25th, CPAK will be hosting its annual conference, “Advocacy in Action: Engage, Empower, Act.” This conference brings together Kentucky higher education professional and partners doing research and advocacy work through different means and mediums. Presentations will share how to advocate for yourself, your department and organization, and your campus and community. The annual conference will focus on research, programs, recognition, conversation, and practices for all student affairs and higher education practitioners in the commonwealth of Kentucky.

Following the conference, CPAK will be hosting the 2nd annual Hall of Fame Reception to honor and recognize our colleagues in the Commonwealth who have served their respective institutions, the state, region and national associations through leadership and service.

If you require any special accommodations in order to fully participate in the conference, please notify Ashley Gei, Conference Chair, at ashley.gei@uky.edu or (859) 218-3320 by January 11 to discuss the options available to support your attendance.


  • ACPA Member Registration
    • Full-time staff – $150
    • Graduate Student – $80
  • Non-Member Registration
    • Full-time staff – $250.00
    • Graduate Student – $100
  • Graduate Student Bootcamp – $50
  • Hall of Fame Reception
    • Non-conference attendee – $25
    • Tables of 8 – $20/person ($160 per table)

Hotel Information

If you require overnight accommodations in Murray, CPAK has blocked rooms at the following local hotels:

Hampton Inn & Suites Murray
1415 Lowes Drive, Murray KY
(270) 767-2226

  • Approx. $109 per night
  • Breakfast, pool, fitness center
  • Located across the street from campus

Best Western University Inn
1503 N 12th Street, Murray KY
(270) 753-5353

  • Approx. $83 per night
  • Breakfast, pool
  • All room doors are exterior access


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