Join CPAK on Thursday, April 7, 2022 for the 2022
CPAK Annual Conference at the University of Louisville.

Due to the significant surge in COVID-19 cases in Kentucky, CPAK has decided to reschedule the 2022 Annual Conference to April 7, 2022. Our top priority to to keep our attendees as safe and healthy as possible. By moving the conference to a later date, we are hopeful that Kentucky will be in a better place in April. We will also be adding a virtual participation.

For more information on COVID-19 policies and safety precautions, please visit our CPAK 2022 Annual Conference COVID-19 page.

Reconnect with colleagues across the Commonwealth to reflect on the  current state of access and equity within higher education. Presenters will deliver conference sessions aligned with ACPA/NASPA competencies to provide opportunities for attendees to learn innovative approaches to fulfilling university missions in the new hybrid world we live and work in. Participants can look forward to an opportunity to reflect on lessons learned through the pandemic and how SAPros, students, faculty and community members can create institutional change for the betterment of our communities and student experiences.

Conference Registration

In-Person* (Member Rate)$75
In-Person* (Non- Member Rate)$125
In-Person* (Graduate Student Rate)$25
Virtual Participation Option$25
* Included in your in-person registration fee is a light breakfast, lunch, and the Hall of Fame Dinner. If you have dietary restrictions or accessibility needs, please indicate on the registration form.


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CPAK Awards

We will be recognizing colleagues for the following CPAK awards during the CPAK annual business meeting.

  • The Dr. Michael Cuyjet Outstanding Graduate Student Award
  • The Outstanding New Professional Award
  • The Dr. Fred Rhodes Outstanding Service Award
  • The Innovator Award

Conference Schedule

Registration & Networking9:00 am – 10:00 am
Conference Programming 10:00 am – 12:15 pm
Business Meeting & Lunch12:15 pm – 1:35 pm
Conference Programming1:45pm – 4:45 pm
Hall of Fame Receptionbegins at 5:00 pm

Vernon A. Wall has accumulated over 30 years of professional Student Affairs experience at Iowa State University, the University of Georgia, UNC-Charlotte and UNC-Chapel Hill. He has experience in Greek life, new student orientation, student activities, leadership development, global education and university housing. Vernon currently lives in Washington DC where he serves as the Director of Business Development for LeaderShape, Inc.

Vernon is also President and Founder of One Better World, LLC – a consulting firm specializing in engaging others in courageous social justice and equity conversations. In spring of 1998, Vernon sailed with Semester at Sea as a member of the Student Life Team accompanying 600 students on a voyage around the world. Vernon is also a past President of ACPA – College Student Educators, International.

With degrees from North Carolina State University and Indiana University, Vernon is the consummate scholar-practitioner. Vernon is a nationally known speaker in the areas of social justice and leadership styles and is one of the founders and facilitators of the Social Justice Training Institute. Vernon has written several articles and has co-edited two books on issues of inclusion on today’s college campus. His award-winning programs and presentations have been seen by thousands of students, faculty, and staff on campuses across the country. Vernon’s passion for social justice and inclusion is grounded in a quote from his late grandmother: “May the work I’ve done speak for me.”


CPAK is excited to announce
Vernon A. Wall
2020 – 2021 ACPA President
as our Keynote Speaker
for the 2022 Conference!

Graduate & Professional Student Scholarship

Each year, CPAK provides scholarships to attend the Annual Conference for graduate students in need of financial assistance. This year, CPAK is opening scholarships up to professional student affairs staff members who do not have the financial means to attend our state conference. The deadline for submission is February 28, 2022 by 11:59pm.

Directions to UofL

The conference will be held on UofL’s campus in the Student Activities Center (2100 S. Floyd St., Louisville, KY 40208).

For directions, please visit the SAC Website.


Parking will be located at the Floyd Street Parking Garage (2126 S. Floyd St., Louisville, KY, 40208) and is included in your registration.

Attendees will be given a parking voucher at Conference Check-In. The voucher will cover one-day of parking in the Floyd St. Garage. Parking spaces may be limited so we encourage arriving as early as possible.

Hotel Information

CPAK does not have a designated hotel for conference attendees.

If you need to make hotel reservations, below is a list of several options near UofL’s campus.

  • Hilton Garden Inn – Airport (502.637.2424)
  • Crowne Plaza Louisville (502.367.2251)
  • Holiday Inn – Airport (502.637.4500)
  • Springhill Suites – Airport (502.361.9009)
  • Four Points by Sheraton (502.753.5555)

Visiting Louisville

For more information on restaurants, events, and things to do while in the area, check out Go To

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