Make Me Wanna Holla Webinar Series:
Being Black in the Ivory Tower

Wednesday, June 24
12-2 pm EST

It is critical for Blacks and non-Blacks to have THE TALK! Join us for a conversation moderated by CPAK and the Kentucky Association for Blacks in Higher Education (KABHE) on how issues related to RACE, RACISM, and SOCIAL JUSTICE affect our faculty, staff, and students so we can work towards justice through actionable items.

Register to attend this webinar here.

“Securing the Bag”

Wednesday, May 27
12-1 pm EST

This webinar will cover how to navigate the student affairs job search through hiring freezes, furloughs, and a smaller job market. Experienced panelists will highlight how you should be job searching and what you should be doing right now to stay competitive in the job search.


  • Dr. Dwayne Compton, Associate Dean of Community Engagement and Diversity, University of Louisville
  • Jacqueline McNatt, Assistant Director of Career Development, Bellarmine University
  • Matt Purdy, Director of Career Services, Murray State University

Access the webinar recording here.

“Student Affairs Professionals as Allies”

Wednesday, February 27
12-1 pm EST

Dr. Brian Bourke, President of CPAK, will be leading a LIVE professional development opportunity and conversation on the topic of “Student Affairs Professionals as Allies”. In fights for social justice, allies and their efforts receive a significant amount of attention. This attention can be justified, as allies serve essential functions in efforts to eliminate inequalities present in social systems, through the pursuit of social justice. One of the most frequently cited definitions of social justice situates it as “both a process and a goal.” To help situate allies and allyship, it’s important to consider that “democratic and participatory” processes are embraced in social justice, and in a way that “affirms human agency to work collectively toward change.” Through this webinar, I argue that although allies play important roles in fights for social justice, the ally label can be misapplied, and has lost much of its meaning. Participants will leave this webinar with a clear sense of how to truly engage as allies. Click here to sign-up and participate. Instructions on how to login and participate will be sent closer to the date.

“Amplified Voices: Experiences of Black Women Student Affairs Administrators”

Tuesday, March 12
1-2 pm EST

The stories of Black women and their experiences as student affairs professionals is silenced and muted by the opinions and experiences of their peers. Join CPAK and Association of College Personnel Administrators as we engage in an open dialogue in observance of Women’s History Month. Join Cara Guilbeau (Dean of Students at Kentucky State University), Kristia Worthy (Associate Director for Academic Services Athletics at University of Louisville), and Danielle Sims Brooks (Director of Diversity, Inclusion, & Community Engagement at Jefferson Community and Technical College) as they share their experiences, lend advice for future Black women leaders, and examine how allies can support Black women. Click here to register.