Currently, we have the follow positions open. If you are interested in getting involved with CPAK and want to learn more about these positions, please email [email protected].
- Administration Coordinator
- Graduate Student Representative
- Eastern KY Regional Representative
- President – Elect (would assume the roll of president in 2023 – 2024)
We will begin looking for leaders for our 2023-24 Executive Committee beginning in October 2022. If you’d like to know more about the open positions and how to become a leader in CPAK please email us at [email protected] and we will notify you once when our call for nominations opens
CPAK President: Lindsay Smith
Program Mentor & Faculty, Western Governors University School of Business
- B.S. in Marketing and Supply Chain Management (Indiana University, 2003)
- M.Ed. in Higher Education & Student Affairs (Indiana University, 2010)
- M.S. in Leadership & Management (Western Governors University, 2016)
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.
Coordinator for Equity & Inclusion: Antoine Smith-Rouse
Workforce Solutions Employer Liaison/Career Navigator, Owensboro Community & Technical College
- B.A. in Sociology with a concentration in Inequality & Social Change with a double minor in Organizational Leadership & Social Work, (Western Kentucky University, 2022)
- M.A. in Organizational Leadership (Western Kentucky University, 2022)
Antoine Smith-Rouse (He/Him/His) currently serves a Workforce Solutions Employer Liaison/Career Navigator at Owensboro Community & Technical College. Antoine currently lives in Owensboro, Kentucky with his husband, nine children, cat, and dog. Antoine recently obtained his BA and MA simultaneously and hopes to use what he has learned to positively change the world. Antoine is extremely active within his community and recently was named an Honorary Kentucky Colonel by governor Andy Beshear for his works within the community. Antoine has a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion across all sectors including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and education. Antoine enjoys listening to audiobooks and flying his drone.
Conference Coordinator: Sam MacKenzie
Student Advocate, University of Louisville Dean of Students Office
- B.S. in Sport Administration (University of Louisville, 2010)
- M.Ed. in College Student Personnel (University of Louisville, 2014)
- Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration (University of Louisville, In Progress)
Samantha (she/her/hers) 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.
Professional Development Coordinator: Jan Goldman
Experiential Learning Center Coordinator and FYE Instructor, Owensboro Community and Technical College
- B.A. in English & Political Science (Virginia Tech)
- M.A. in Education & Behavioral Science with a focus on Counseling & Advising (Western Kentucky University)
- Graduate Certificate in Career Services (Western Kentucky University)
Born and raised in the military, Jan found a professional home in education. Previously as a high school teacher, she taught Literature, Composition, Language Arts, and AP English classes in multiple schools before moving into higher education. She brings a variety of Student Affairs’ experience from a large, public university, a small private college, and the community college level where she currently serves as the Coordinator of the Experiential Learning Center and teaches the First-Year seminar class at Owensboro Community & Technical College.
Jan is a proud, first-generation, graduate of Virginia Tech and Western Kentucky University who has worked with orientation, student conduct, residence life, career services, campus activities, Greek life, student organizations, as well as counseling and advising services. Jan is active in regional, state, and national professional organizations and is passionate about helping students attain access and success in their personal, professional, and academic endeavors.
Faculty Representative: Dr. Mike Vetter
Associate Professor and Chair of the Ph.D. in Leadership in Higher Education Program, Bellarmine University
- B.A. in Psychology (Ohio Wesleyan University)
- M.Ed. in College Student Personnel (Bowling Green State University)
- Ph.D. in 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.
Central KY Regional Representative: Priscilla Calvo Castillo
Area Coordinator, University of Louisville Campus Housing
- M.S. in Sport Administration (University of Louisville)
- M.Ed. in College Student Personnel (University of Louisville, 2022)
lMy name is Priscilla Calvo, I am originally from Costa Rica. I moved to the US in the Fall of 2019 to pursue my Masters in Sport Administration at the University of Louisville, where this past semester I also finished the Counseling and Personnel Services Master of Education program. I am currently working as an Area Coordinator with the University Housing and the Resident Experience. Prior to working with Residence Experience, I was part of the UofL Student Activities Center staff, where I helped with many events, including Welcome Week and Family Weekend programming. I love working out, traveling, dancing, and reading. I am a mom of a dog and a cat. When I’m not at an event on campus, I am somewhere judging a cheerleading competition. I am very excited to serve as the Central Kentucky Regional Representative in CPAK and help create learning and developing opportunities for our student affairs professionals community.
Northern KY Regional Representative: Jennifer Brown
Western KY Regional Representative: Chelsea Wright
Academic Advisor, Family Scholar House
- B.A. in Communication with a Criminal Justice minor (University of Louisville, 2019)
- M.Ed. in College Student Personnel (University of Louisville, 2021)
Chelsea is an Academic Advisor at The Family Scholar House in Louisville, KY. Family Scholar House provides services for single parents, their children, and foster alumni that includes academic coaching, family counseling, affordable housing, career and workforce development, childcare and connection to basic and emergency needs.
In her free time she is trying to keep up with her 2 year old son Oliver, acting as the recruitment advisor for her sorority AOII, and going to Cyclebar.