Danielle Sims Brooks, Past-President

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Jefferson Community and Technical College

(502) 213-2171


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

Biographical Information

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.

Lindsay Smith, President

Program Mentor, Faculty, School of Business, Western Governors University
(385) 428-5677


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

Biographical Information

Lindsay is a Program Mentor and Faculty at Western Governors University, an online, competency based university and lives in Cincinnati, OH.  At WGU, she advises business students from their first day through to graduation. Lindsay is a first-generation student in her second career — she found her true passion was in education after her job was eliminated during the sub-prime mortgage crisis.  She earned both her undergraduate and graduate degree from Indiana University where she also gained invaluable experiences and mentors.  Lindsay enjoys trail running, traveling, podcasts and staying connected with her family in Indianapolis.

TaChae Sowell, President-Elect

Resident Director, University of Kentucky

(859) 218-6395                                                                                                                                                       


B.A. Health Society and Populations, 2018, University of Kentucky

M. Ed College Student Personnel, 2020, University of Louisville 

Biographical Information 

TaChae Sowell is from Louisville, home of the Kentucky derby, great food and the UofL Cardinals! TaChae is a resident director at the University of Kentucky engineering LLP (Woodland Glen III), home to about 786 residents and largest residence hall on campus. When TaChae isn’t working in her free time she enjoys Crossfit, scenic routes around Lexington and trying new and eclectic restaurants in the Lexington area.

Indigo Gibson, Administration Coordinator

Director of Student Engagement, Jefferson Community and Technical College

(502) 213-2168 


B.S. Accounting, 2015, University of Kentucky
M.Ed. College Student Personnel, 2018, University of Louisville

Biographical Information

Born and raised in Louisville, KY, Indigo currently serves as Director of Student Engagement at Jefferson Community and Technical College. Additionally, Indigo is a current member of ACPA and enjoys taking part in various realms of professional development. As a student affairs professional, Indigo enjoys working with the community college population in order to provide them with engaging programs, events, and opportunities outside of the classroom. In her spare time, Indigo loves to travel and spend time with her husband, friends & family.

Diamond Davies, Administration  Coordinator-Elect

Exploratory & Transition Advising, Academic Counselor, University of Louisville



B.A. Broadcast Journalism, Western Kentucky University
M.Ed. College Student Personnel, 2020, University of Louisville

Biographical Information

Born and raised in Louisville, Diamond proudly shouts #L1C4 (Louisville First, Cards Forever). Diamond has been working in Student Affairs for 5 years, after leaving a career in television news. She currently serves as an Academic Counselor for Exploratory & Transition Advising at the University of Louisville. In her role, she assists students in the process of declaring or preparing for their major program through advising and teaching a freshmen orientation seminar. Supporting students in their engagement, learning, and celebrating achievement fuels her joy and passion for Student Affairs. In her free time, Diamond enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching television, and reading.

Samantha La Mar, Conference Coordinator

Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University

(765) 494 – 4343


B.S. Community and Leadership Development, 2017, University of Kentucky
M.Ed. College Student Personnel, 2020, University of Louisville

Biographical Information

Sam La Mar is a Kentucky Native and proud first generation graduate from the University of Kentucky (go cats!). Currently she works with undergraduate students in the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, providing academic advising to students across all majors from orientation to graduation.  She enjoys working with students to help them identify goals and overcome obstacles. Outside of work Sam enjoys reading, cooking with her partner (Payton) and spending time with their dog Athena.

Samantha MacKenzie, Conference Coordinator-Elect

Student Advocate, Dean of Students, University of Louisville

(502) 852-8328


B.S. Sport Administration, 2010, University of Louisville

M.Ed. College Student Personnel, 2014, University of Louisville

Ph.D. Higher Education Administration, in Progress, University of Louisville

Biographical Information

Samantha is the Student Advocate in the Dean of Students Office at UofL. In her role, she oversees the compassionate withdrawal and student complaint processes, provides case management services for students in crisis, and provides advocacy for students in need. Samantha is finishing her last semester of classes for her Ph.D. program and looks forward to completing her dissertation on Vicarious Trauma and Case Management in Higher Education. Samantha is also passionate about suicide prevention and mental health awareness and is dedicated to her volunteer work with the Louisville Out of the Darkness Walk and the Kentucky Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys both reading and collecting books (she argues that those are two very different hobbies), as well as spending time with her three nieces.

Uriah Carter, Professional Development Coordinator

Resident Director, University of Kentucky

(859) 218-5945


B.A., Psychology, 2016, University of Kentucky

MSW, Community and Social Development Concentration, 2019, University of Kentucky

Biographical Information

Uriah Carter is a Resident Director at the University of Kentucky. Ms. Carter was graduated by the University of Kentucky in 2016 with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in theater, as well as a Master of Social Work (MSW) in 2019. Uriah Carter has three years of experience in student affairs, serving as a Graduate Assistant Resident Director, Resident Director, Community Coordinator and ACUHO-I Summer Housing Intern. Ms. Carter’s professional goal is to have successful career helping others in the fields of higher education and student affairs, with a specific focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Uriah Carter is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. by way of the Mu Epsilon chapter, which is an organization of college-educated women committed to the constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus in the Black community.

Ariel Snow, Coordinator for Equity and Inclusion

Assistant Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Jefferson Community & Technical College

(502) 213-2511


B.A. International Business w/ Minor in Spanish, 2016, Murray State University

M.Ed. College Student Personnel, 2019, University of Louisville

Biographical Information

Ariel Snow currently serves as the Assistant Director of Diversity & inclusion at Jefferson Community & Technical College. Originally from Lexington, KY, Ariel relocated to Louisville to pursue a Master’s Degree where she has found a passion for working in with diversity initiatives, while supporting underrepresented students through the  elimination of systemic barriers. Ariel’s past student affairs history includes work with Orientation, Residence Life, Student Activities, and Diversity Education. Ariel enjoys visiting her family in Tennessee, spending time with her Husband, Anthony, and creating spaces for challenging social constructs and changing oppressive cultures.

Anderson Reeves, Graduate Student Representative

Interim Assistant Director of Campus Ministry, Bellarmine University
(507) 269-9891


B.A., Arts Administration: Music Emphasis, 2020, Bellarmine University

Biographical Information

Anderson Reeves graduated from Bellarmine University in 2020 with a B.A. in Arts Administration and is a current student in the M.Ed. Higher Education Leadership and Social Justice program at Bellarmine. While an undergraduate student, Anderson was heavily involved in campus life, serving as a resident assistant for three years, National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) chapter president, and student director of chapel music. During his summers, Anderson has worked with the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts as a student advisor and administrative intern. Fostering holistic student development, co-curricular learning opportunities, and collaborative professional relationships are just some of Anderson‘s draws to higher education. He feels incredibly excited for the future of this ever-evolving field. In his free time, Anderson enjoys composing music, cooking, watching movies, and spending time outdoors.

Dr. Mike Vetter, Faculty Representative

Associate Professor and Chair of the Ph.D. in Leadership in Higher Education Program, Bellarmine University

(859) 338-7895


BA., Psychology, Ohio Wesleyan University
M.Ed., College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., Education Administration, University of Florida

Biographical Information

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.

Michael Thomas, Northern Kentucky Regional Representative

Head Track & Field Coach, Director of Operations for Cross-Country, Berea College

(859) 338-7895


B.A. General Music, Instrumental, 2013, Berea College
B.A. Education Studies, 2013, Berea College
Post-Crisis Leadership Certificate, 2020, University of South Florida

Centre-Berea College Leadership Colloquium Certificate, 2018, Berea College & Centre College

USTF Level 2 Jumps Certificate, 2020, USA Track & Field

Sport, Fitness and Recreation Management Certificate, In Progress, University of Kentucky

Biographical Information

An Ohio Native, Michael currently serves as the Head Track & Field Coach and Director of Operations for Cross-Country at Berea College. Formerly a Recreation Area Coordinator working under Virgil Burnside and Dr. Channell Barbour, Michael is ecstatic to serve in the role as Regional Representative. Previous involvement includes KAHO, NIRSA, KIRSA, and USTFCCCA. In his spare time, Michael enjoys music, sports, reading, and spending time with his friends.

Jan Goldman, Western Kentucky Regional Representative

Cydni Sloan, Central Kentucky Regional Representative

Student Success Coordinator, Jefferson Community & Technical College

(502) 213-2654


B.S. Communication, 2018, University of Louisville

M.A. Higher Education Administration, In Progress, University of Louisville

Biographical Information

Cydni Sloan is a Louisville native who currently serves as a Student Success Coordinator in the Multicultural Center at Jefferson Community & Technical College. Her primary focus as a Success Coach is working with African American students from Louisville’s Zones of Hope through the Rise Together Initiative, ensuring her students have knowledge of and access to campus and community resources. Cydni graduated from the University of Louisville in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Arts in Higher Education Administration program at UofL, with anticipated degree conferment in Summer 2022. Needless to say, #L1C4! In her free time, Cydni enjoys dancing, Marvel movies and spending time with friends and family.

Rick Holland, Eastern Kentucky Regional Representative

Area Coordinator, Berea College

(859) 985-3112


B.A., Psychology, 2018, Berea College

M.Ed., Higher Education: Educational Leadership, Anticipated Completion Summer 2020, Liberty University

Biographical Information

Rick moved to Berea in the summer of 2014 as a bright-eyed undergraduate student with dreams of becoming a Medical Doctor. This quickly changed as he found a passion in working with his fellow students as their Hall Coordinator. Immediately after graduation, he began his position as an Area Coordinator working under Dr. Channell Barbour and Virgil Burnside. Being Eastern Kentucky Regional Representative is Rick’s first work for a professional development organization, but he is very excited to continue in this second year. As an Area Coordinator Rick is a leader on the housing team for Berea College under the Student Life Department as well as supervises three residence halls. His favorite thing about this work is supporting students in their time of need and watching them overcome what they once viewed as the impossible.

(VACANT), Coordinator for Development and Fundraising