23-24 Executive Committee

CPAK President: Dr. Brian Bourke

Professor/Program Coordinator Postsecondary Education Administration, Murray State University


  • B.S. in Business Administration (South Carolina Spartanburg)
  • M.Ed. in Student Personnel Services (South Carolina)
  • Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration (Alabama)

Biographical Information

Brian Bourke, Ph.D., is a faculty member and Program Coordinator in the Postsecondary Education master’s and P-20 Leadership doctoral programs. He teaches courses on research methods and assessment, student characteristics and development, and the organization and administration of higher education. Through his scholarship, Brian explores issues pertaining to the experiences of students of color in predominantly White institutions, and the evolution of professional values in student affairs. Prior to joining the professoriate in 2007, Brian worked in residence life for several years.

President-Elect: 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)

Biographical Information

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.

Past-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)

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.

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)

Biographical Information

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.

Administration 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)

Biographical Information

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.

Conference Coordinator: Gabby Dixon

Conference Coordinator-Elect: Steve Stauffer

Faculty Representative: Dr. Aaron Hughey

Distinguished Professor, Counseling & Student Affairs, Western Kentucky University

  • B.S. in Secondary Education & Biological Science (UT Martin)
  • M.S. in Educational Psychology/Zoology (UT Knoxville)
  • Ed.S. in Counselor Education & Student Personnel Services (WKU)
  • Ed.D. in Education Administration/Higher Education Administration (Northern Illinois)

Biographical Information

Dr. Aaron W. Hughey is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at Western Kentucky University, where he oversees the graduate degree program in Student Affairs in Higher Education. Before joining the faculty in 1991, he spent 10 years in progressive administrative positions, including five years as the Associate Director of University Housing at WKU. He was also Head of the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs for five years before returning to the faculty full-time in 2008. Dr. Hughey has degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Western Kentucky University, and Northern Illinois University. He has authored (or co-authored) over 70 refereed publications on a wide range of issues including leadership and student development, counseling, standardized testing, diversity, legal issues, and educational administration. He regularly presents at national and international conferences and consults extensively with companies and schools. He also provides training and professional development programs on a variety of topics centered on enhancing student success.

Central KY Regional Representative: Bryan Langlands

Assistant Vice President for Student Life, Campus Minister, Senior Adjuct Professor, Religion, Georgetown College

Biographical Information

Bryan grew up in Virginia Beach, spending as much time as he could surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding. He graduated with a B.A. in English with honors in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received a Master of Divinity degree and a Master of Theology degree from Duke University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. He currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Life, Campus Minister and as Senior Adjunct Professor in the Religion Department at Georgetown College. His publications include: various published poems, an essay and a book chapter, (editor for) Dr. Will Willimon’s book A Will to Lead and the Grace to Follow: Letters on Leadership from a Peculiar Prophet (Abingdon Press, 2010), and a book entitled Cultivating Neighborhood: Identifying Best Practices for Launching a Christ-Centered Community Garden (Resource Publications, 2014). He has preached and taught at numerous churches, youth gatherings, and conferences, including a conference called Just Food at Princeton Theological Seminary in 2016.

Eastern KY Regional Representative: Alesia Webb