On this page, we provide resources in various categories to assist current professionals in their journey in higher education personnel. As well as, opportunities developed and brought to you by the CPAK Executive Committee and Professional Development Coordinator.


Mark your calendars for this year’s Dialogue on Diversity Conference (Register Here): April 13, 2018 at Bellarmine University

CPAK is excited to partner with this great annual event in 2018!
The purpose of the Dialogue on Diversity Conference is to construct a space where participants can engage in thoughtful and instructive conversations about the relevance and role of diversity in the fields of business, education, media, health, politics and more.
This year’s guest speaker is Valencia D. Clay!

Common Read 

CPAK has chosen a statewide common read for those interested. “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth is a New York Times bestseller that focuses on resilience, a pressing topic of conversation in our institutions today.

To read a short description and purchase the book, click here. To learn a little more about Angela, watch her TED Talk here.

Join us for our Fall 2016 Common Read “Brownbag” Roundtables via Google Hangout:

Part I: What Grit is and Why it Matters -Wednesday,  September 21 at 12pm EST

Part II: Growing Grit from the Inside Out – Thursday, October 20 at 1pm EST

Part III: Growing Grit from the Outside In – Tuesday, November 15 at 12pm EST



The Career Mentoring Program, CPAKConnect, is a newly adopted initiative from ACPA’s mentoring program, ACPAGrow. It is intended to create a mentor/protégé relationship by providing suggestions to facilitate a conversation between mentors and the protégés regarding their initial and ongoing communication. CPAKConnect is about networking, growing, and developing ongoing mentoring relationships for CPAK members in Kentucky. The program is open to all levels of graduate students and professionals who are members of CPAK looking to connect and share their experiences as either a mentor, a protégé, or both. If you are interested, please fill out the form here.


Shadowing Program

The CPAK Professional Shadowing Program will connect student affairs graduate students and professionals with functional areas and/or Kentucky institutions that they’re interested in learning more about/visiting, but may not have a contact or connection. The program is designed to encourage networking within Kentucky institutions, whether it is in person or virtually.

If interested in shadowing or serving as a host, please click here.

Please contact Professional Development Coordinator, Mackenzie Adriance at [email protected] with questions.


General Professional Development

Professional Competency Areas For Student Affairs Practitioners – Rubrics for Professional Development
A joint development of ACPA and NASPA, this document helps student affairs personnel assess where they are individually as well as where their supervisees are in their development as a student affairs professional.



Job Seekers

This site is the most popular job search site among those looking for a career in higher education. Whether you are a student looking for an entry level position or a professional looking to advance your career, positions of all types are posted here. Visit the “Career Opportunities” tab for state level job postings.