Good news, fellow Student Affairs Fanatics! You don’t have to wait until the annual conference to get your fill of CPAK!

Institutions across the state are holding Dine, Discuss and Discover (DDD) sessions next week to share pertinent information on:
  • Igniting Innovation in the Bluegrass: CPAK 2013 – Everything you could ever want to know to get excited about this year’s conference!
  • Award nomination opportunities – Have peers or colleagues who deserve recognition for their hard work? Nominate them!
  • Open Executive Council positions – Love CPAK so much you want to put your stamp on the organization in a BIG way? Consider open leadership positions.
Haven’t registered for the 2013 Conference yet? Make it happen right now!Register here.
See below for a list of DDD sessions, as well as awards and open EC positions.
 
DDD Sessions by Campus:
Centre College
Tuesday, October 22
1:00pm-1:50pm EST
Location: Campus Center, Room 201
Event Host: Jacob Raderer, jacob.raderer@centre.edu, 502.594.8905
Event Notes: Limited parking is available around the building. Additional parking is available behind the Norton Center for the Arts.
Eastern Kentucky University
Tuesday, October 22
1:00pm-1:50pm EST
Event Host: Jill Petrey
Georgetown College
Wednesday, October 23
12:00pm-12:50pm EST
Location: Porter Conference Room, 3rd floor of Cralle Student Center
Event Host: Mike Brown, michael_brown@georgetowncollege.edu, 502-863-8371
Event Notes: Room is located in a building without an elevator.  If you need accommodations, please contact the event host.
 
Jefferson Community & Technical College
Monday, October 21
12:00pm-12:50pm EST
Location: Jefferson Education Center 2nd Floor Conference Room
Event Host: Taylor McGovern U’Sellis, taylor.usellis@kctcs.edu, 502-213-2194
University of Kentucky
Monday, October 21
12:00pm-12:50pm EST
Location: Student Center Room 359
Event Host: Faith N. Cracraft, faith.cracraft@uky.edu, 859.257.3464
Event Notes: Paid Parking is available in Structure #5 across the street from the student center. Please park on level 3 and use the walking bridge to access campus and the student center. Contact event host with any questions.
University of Louisville
Tuesday, October 22
12:00pm-12:50pm EST
Location: Miller Hall First Year Resource Center
Event Host: Ashleigh Taylor, a0tayl06@louisville.edu, 502-298-2109
Western Kentucky University
Tuesday, October 22
12:00pm-12:50pm EST
Location: Wetherby – Large Conference Room
Event Host: Lindsey Gilmore and Aaron Hughey, lindsey.gilmore@wku.edu, 270 745 4193
EC Positions:
The College Personnel of Association is seeking nominations for the following positions on the Executive Council.  Individuals may self-nominate or nominate others.  All nominees will be contacted to verify their interest in the position.  All nominations should include a brief, one paragraph bio to help voters learn more about the candidate.  All nominations are due to Elizabeth Liebschutz Friday, October 25th by 4:00 PM at eklieb01@louisville.edu
President-Elect: The president-elect shall, in the absence of the president, act as president at all business meetings of the Association and at all Executive Council meetings, and otherwise substitute for the president in the discharge of official duties.  The president-elect shall serve as the supervisor of the Annual Conference Committee and shall seek to generate a profit to be used for other CPAK projects through conference income.  The president-elect shall succeed to the office of presidency when the term as president-elect is completed.  The president-elect shall be a member of ACPA and shall attend the annual ACPA spring conference meetings for State Division leaders, in accordance with ACPA relationship duties.  This position involves a three year commitment (president-elect, acting president, and then past-president).
Secretary/Treasurer-Elect: The Secretary/Treasurer-elect will assist the Secretary/Treasurer drafting the budget, maintaining financial and meeting records, and maintaining the Association archives.  The Secretary/Treasurer-elect will succeed to the Secretary/Treasurer when the Secretary/Treasurer-elect term is completed.  This position is a two-year commitment with one year as secretary/treasurer elect; one year as secretary/treasurer.
Professional Development Coordinator: The Professional Development Coordinator shall Chair the Professional Development Committee and shall be responsible for the  implementation of professional development events outside of the annual meeting, assisting the Graduate Student and Graduate Faculty Representatives regarding a periodic professional publication/journal, job, and internship listings, graduate mentor program, and also encourage the participation of undergraduate students in CPAK and other professional development opportunities.  This position is a two- year commitment.
Graduate Student Coordinator: The Graduate Student Coordinator shall work with the Graduate Faculty Representative and shall be responsible for the recruitment of graduate students and new professionals, coordination of activities related to graduate students, assist with the Careers in Student Affairs program, and other opportunities for graduate students and new professionals in the field.  This position is a one-year commitment.
Graduate Faculty Representative: The Graduate Faculty Representative shall work with the Graduate Students Coordinator and the Professional Development Coordinator and shall be responsible for the recruitment of graduate students and new professionals, a graduate student Case Study Competition, the Careers in Student Affairs program, Graduate Student Institute for prospective graduate students, and other opportunities for graduate students, new professionals, and graduate faculty in the field.  This position is a one-year commitment.
Member-at-Large for Public Institutions: This position will represent the Kentucky public institutions and their interest in the Executive Council.  This position is a one-year commitment.
Member-at-Large for Private Institutions: This position will represent the Kentucky private institutions and their interest in the Executive Council.  This position is a one-year commitment.
Member-at-Large for Community and Technical Colleges: This position will represent the Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges and their interest in the Executive Council.  This position is a one-year commitment.
Conference Chair: This position involves oversight of all aspects of conference planning, including registration, sessions, workshops, space reservations and logistics, hotel arrangements, PR and publications.  The conference chair will work with the president-elect to communicate with the Executive Council for budget and programming approval.
Conference Chair-Elect:  This position will involve shadowing and assisting the conference chair.  The chair-elect will coordinate selection of, and communication with, the conference committee.  This position will involve a two-year commitment with the second year consisting of conference chairing.
 
Awards:
2013 CPAK Award Nominations
Nominations due to Elizabeth Liebschutz (eklieb01@louisville.edu)
October 25th by 4:00 PM
 
The Dr. Michael Cuyjet
Outstanding Graduate Student Award
CPAK is accepting nominations for outstanding graduate students in Kentucky. The individual should be in a full-time graduate program in CSP, Higher Education Administration, or similar field. CPAK is looking for nominations for graduates who have demonstrated dedication, service and commitment to the college personnel field while achieving their academic goals. Please submit a letter to the CPAK executive council outlining why a nominee should be acknowledged as CPAK’s Outstanding Graduate Student.
The Outstanding New Professional Award
CPAK is accepting nominations for outstanding new professionals in Kentucky. The individual should be in the first three years of their professional career (post Masters). CPAK is looking for nominations for new professionals who have made significant professional contributions or achievements on a campus, or at the state or regional level. New professional nominees should demonstrate professional ethics, dedication, and commitment to the principles of the college personnel profession. Please submit a letter to the CPAK executive council outlining why a professional should be acknowledged as CPAK’s Outstanding New Professional.
The Dr. Fred Rhodes
Outstanding Service Award
CPAK is accepting nominations for outstanding college professionals in Kentucky. The individual(s) should have five or more years of experience (post Masters). CPAK is looking for nominations of outstanding professionals who have made significant professional contributions or achievements on a campus, or at the state or regional level. Nominees should demonstrate professional ethics, dedication, and commitment to the principles of the college personnel profession. Please submit a letter to the CPAK executive council outlining why a professional should be acknowledged with CPAK’s Outstanding Service Award.
The Innovator Award
CPAK is accepting nominations for outstanding college professionals in Kentucky that have demonstrated innovation through programming, practice, or research.  Innovation is the creative use of new or adapted ideas that disrupt the status quo and quickly improve and/or create new programs and services related to strategic priorities resulting in tangible benefit to the state, campus, or community.  Please submit a letter to the CPAK executive council outlining why a professional should be acknowledged with CPAK’s Outstanding Innovator Award.
Please include the following information with the nomination letter:
Nominee Name
Nominee Title
Nominee Program of Study
Institution
Nominator Name
Nominator Title
Relationship to Nominee