Academic Counselor Senior, University of Louisville
B.A., Communications & Spanish, 2010, DePauw University
M.Ed., in College Student Personnel, 2014, University of Louisville
Jen is originally from Shelbyville, IN and received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Spanish from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. After working in Admissions for two years, she returned to school at the University of Louisville where she obtained her Master’s degree in Educational and Counseling Psychology with a concentration in College Student Personnel. She currently lives in New Albany, IN and works as an Academic Counselor at the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering. In her free time, Jen enjoys running and being outdoors.
Assistant Professor, Postsecondary Education
College of Education & Human Services, Murray State University
B.S., Business Administration, 1998, University of South Carolina Spartanburg
M.Ed., Student Personnel Services, 2000, University of South Carolina
Ph.D., Higher Education, 2007, The University of Alabama
Brian moved to Murray, Kentucky in 2014 to be part of the faculty for the newly-created graduate preparation program at Murray State University. At Murray State, Brian teaches courses designed to help prepare students to enter and advance in their careers in student affairs and higher education. He often draws on his time in the field to help make connections between theory and practice. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Brian enjoys giving back to the profession through a number of service experiences, including serving as Editor of the College Student Affairs Journal, as part of the planning team for the 2016 ACPA Midwest conference, and through his involvement with CPAK. Outside of work, Brian enjoys time with his wife and daughter, cooking, drinking craft beer and bourbon, as well as spending some time in his woodworking shop.
Dr. Hannah Piechowski, Past-President
Director of Student Transitions
Parent and Family Programs, Transylvania University
B.A., Piano Performance, Music Technology, & Psychology, 2007, Bellarmine University
M.Ed., Counseling & College Student Personnel, 2010, University of Louisville
Ph.D., Education and Social Change in Higher Education, 2018, Bellarmine University
A Kentucky native, Hannah currently serves Transylvania University in Enrollment Management and Student Life, and will begin teaching in Bellarmine’s Masters of Higher Education and Social Justice program Fall 2018. Previous involvements include President of the Kentucky Association of Housing Officers, Advisor for the Kentucky Association of Residence Halls, Institutional Representative for NASPA Region III, and SEAHO Registration Chair for the 2015 Mobile Conference and RELI Faculty in 2017. With what time remains, Hannah spends as much time as possible with her dog Barley, teaching piano, embracing wanderlust, catching up on her favorite sci-fi series, and gardening.
Catherine Thompson, Administration Coordinator
Academic Advisor, Sr. for Health & Sports Sciences, University of Louisville
B.S., Graphic Communications Management, 2013, Eastern Kentucky University
M.Ed., College Student Personnel, 2017, University of Louisville
M.S., Sports Administration, In Process, University of Louisville
Born and raised in Versailles, Kentucky, Catherine currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky continually working towards her career goal in student affairs and seeking to land her dream job within collegiate athletics. She is currently a member of ACPA, holding several leadership roles, an active member of Women’s Leadership for Collegiate Athletics, Junior League of Louisville, and the Chapter Wellness Advisor for her Alma Mater’s Alpha Gamma Delta Gamma Omicron chapter. When she is not busy with work or professional development, she is spending her time at the gym, with her large family, getting her “side hustle” on with her DJ business, crafting, going on adventures, and eating unique cuisine whenever possible. Catherine is very honored and excited to be apart of the 2018 Executive Committee and can’t wait to see what this year brings!
Career Advisor, University of Kentucky
B.A., Gender and Women’s Studies & Political Science, 2013, University of Kentucky
MSW, Community and Social Development concentration, 2015, University of Kentucky
M.Ed., College Student Personnel, 2017, University of Louisville
Ashley Gei is the Career Advisor for the University of Kentucky’s Stuckert Career Center. She is responsible providing career exploration and development counseling for all UK students. In addition to working at UK, Ashley has worked as a Career Development Counselor and Academic Advisor for Bluegrass Community and Technical College for three years and as a recruiter in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky recruiting students to major and career in liberal arts and sciences degrees for three years. She also co-instructs Leadership and Community Development courses for student organizations on and off campus. It is from her collegiate experiences that ignited her passion to support students access to services and career options to help students succeed and achieve their higher education goals.
Program Mentor, Faculty, School of Business, Western Governors University
B.S. Marketing and Supply Chain Management, 2003, Indiana University
M.Ed, Higher Education and Student Affairs, 2010, Indiana University
M.S. Leadership and Management, 2016, Western Governors University
Lindsay has worked at Western Governors University, an online, competency based university, since 2012. At WGU, she advises business students from their first day through to graduation. Lindsay is a first-generation student who worked in the mortgage industry during the subprime mortgage crisis and found her true passion was in education and improving the lives of students after researching potential MBA programs. She began her career in higher education at IUPUI (Indianapolis, IN) as a GA and eventually as a Joint Academic Advisor for University College and the School of Liberal Arts where she gained invaluable experiences in academic and career advising, scholarships, orientation, event organization, and the importance of mentoring. Lindsay enjoys mentoring students (particularly transfer students and underserved populations) and supporting them in their journey to realize their full potential. In her spare time she enjoys trail running and traveling and podcasts.
Assistant Director of Residence life, Transylvania University
B.A., Psychology, 2015, Georgetown College
M.Ed., Student Affairs in Higher Education, Western Kentucky Univeristy
Graduate Certificate: Career Services, Western Kentucky University
Madelyn is a native Kentuckian from Lexington. Currently, she serves as the Assistant Director of Residence Life at Transylvania University in the heart of her hometown. Soon after graduating from Georgetown College (Georgetown, KY) she began her Masters at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. During her time at Western, Madelyn received her masters in Student Affairs in Higher Education and certificate in Career Services while serving as an instructor for University Experience (First Year Student Course), a career coach in the Center for Career and Professional Development and advisor for the Mahuirn Honors College Activities Club. Her passion lies in helping students accomplish their career goals and often provides professional development to her RA staff at Transy. In her free time she spends time with her puppy, Buddy and family.
B.S. Psychology with a Minor of Child Development, 2007, Tennessee State University
M.Ed. Education Administration and Supervision, 2009, Lipscomb University
Conflict Management and Mediation Certificate, 2010, Lipscomb University
Ed.D Higher Education Administration, In Progress, Western Kentucky University
A Tennessee native, Danielle currently serves as Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement at Jefferson Community and Technical College. Previous involvement includes SEAHO, Mississippi Association of Housing Officers, and Mid-Manager Institute participant for NASPA Region III. In her spare time, Danielle loves reality television, reading, and spending time with her soon to be husband.
Residence Hall Coordinator, Eastern Kentucky University
B.S. Psychology, Eastern Kentucky University
M.A. Student Personnel Service, Eastern Kentucky University
Born in Louisville, KY and raised in Charleston, Mississippi. Ayanna currently resides in Richmond, Kentucky working towards her Masters in Student Personnel Service at Eastern Kentucky University where she received her Bachelors in Psychology. She is currently a member of ACPA, and the Graduate student representative for the Kentucky Association of Housing Officers (KAHO). She spends most of her time working as a Graduate Residence Hall Coordinator. When she is not working or planning for her future in student affairs she enjoys reading, napping with her cat soba, and finding new music to listen to.
Associate Professor and Chair of the Ph.D. in Leadership in Higher Education Program, Bellarmine University
BA., Psychology, Ohio Wesleyan University
M.Ed., College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., Education Administration, University of Florida
Mike served as an adjunct faculty member in the higher education department at Bellarmine University since 2013 before joining the faculty full time in 2017. Mike has had a long career in student affairs serving at small colleges, regional mid-sized universities, and a large flagship university. He served 20 years at Transylvania University primarily in the role of Vice President of Student Affairs. His previous roles have included Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, Dean of Students and Director of Housing and Residence Life. Mike is active in state, regional, and national professional associations and served on the National Board for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) representing small colleges and universities from across the country.
Mike’s wife, Deb, and their daughter and son all are college educators in their respective fields of study.
Dannie Moore, Northern Kentucky Regional Representative
Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, Northern Kentucky University
B.A., Communication, 2004, University of Wisconsin Parkside
M.S., College Student Affairs, 2006, Eastern Illinois University
Ed.D, Educational Leadership, In Progress, Northern Kentucky University
Dannie’s portfolio includes oversight of African American Programs and Services, Disability Programs and Services, Latino Programs and Services, LGBTQ Program and Services, Norse Violence Prevention, Health Counseling and Student Wellness, Parents Attending College (PAC), Upward Bound and leadership for the newly created Center for Student Inclusiveness.
Dannie enjoys teaching, mentoring students and staff, presenting on diversity and inclusion, leadership, and issues around NPHC fraternities and sororities. He is an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Incorporated where he has served as an undergraduate chapter advisor in some capacity for the last ten years. He is also actively involved with the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and the Kentucky Association of Blacks in Higher Education (KABHE) serving as conference presenter, program reviewer and member of regional committees. Mr. Moore is married with two beautiful daughters.
Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion, Georgetown College
B.A., Psychology, 2015, University of Kentucky
M.S., Higher Education, 2017, University of Kentucky
Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Tiera has worked in the realm of residence life throughout her graduate and undergraduate work. Working with RHA she was highly active and involved with Kentucky Association of Residence Halls, as well as the regional and national organizations respectively. She is passionate about diversity work and student support specifically with marginalized groups. In her free time, Tiera spends as much time as possible with her God- Daughter, Lillith, traveling whenever she can, watching possibly too much Netflix, and exploring anything new. She is excited to be a part of the ACPA KY leadership and to make and create new opportunities and connections within the eastern region.
Brian Daniel, Central Kentucky Regional Representative
Director of Residence Life, Centre College
Bachelor in Elementary Education, Guilford College
Master in Higher Education Administration, Old Dominion University
Brian moved to Danville, Kentucky in the summer of 2017 and began his position as Director of Residence Life at Centre College. At Centre, Brian directs the day-to-day operations of the residence life program for about 1,400 residential students, works extensively with student conduct and LGBTQ advocacy. Brian moved to Kentucky after previously serving as the Assistant Director of Residential Life at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA, and before that, at Brian served as a Community Director and First-Year Experience Coordinator at Guilford College for three years. Brian has sat on both the NCCPA board as the New Professional Chair, and on the North Carolina Housing Officers (NCHO) board as the Small College and University representative. Brian has a passion for coaching basketball, and has coached a wide range of talent, anywhere from 3rd and 4th graders to most recently serving as an Assistant Coach of the Women’s basketball team at Lycoming College.
Dean of Student Services, Kentucky Wesleyan College
B.A., Psychology, 2002, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., College Student Development, 2006, Appalachian State University
Becca came to Kentucky in 2014 to serve as the Director of the Sophomore Experience at KWC and transitioned into the Dean of Students role in 2016. As Dean, Becca oversees Residence Life, Student Activities, Greek Life, Student Conduct, Health Services, and advises the Student Government Association. Previously she worked as the Assistant Dean of Students at Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, North Carolina and as the Assistant Director of Residence Life at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina. She enjoys the challenges and opportunities that come with working at small institutions. Becca is a member of the Board of Trustees for Girls Inc of Owensboro-Daviess County, loves Tar Heel basketball, Justin Timberlake, and her dogs Eddie and Gracie.
VACANT, Coordinator for Development and Fundraising