Pre-Convention Workshops

At ACPA19, Pre-Convention sessions are offered as either 4-hour sessions Saturday afternoon (1:00pm – 5:00pm) or Sunday morning (8:30am – 12:30pm), or as an 8-hour session which includes both the Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning blocks.  

4-hour sessions are $50 and 8-hour sessions are $75 making these in-depth sessions affordable options to build additional professional development. For ACPA19, 6-8 Pre-Convention sessions will be offered on topics relevant and pressing for today’s student affairs and higher education professionals.

The following sessions are available for registration:
(click on the title of each session to learn more!)

8 Hour | Saturday 2 March: 1-5pm & Sunday: 8:30am-12:30pm

  • Dr. Phillip Cockrell, The University of Toledo
  • Dr. Tonisha Lane, The University of South Florida
  • Dr. D’Andra Mull, The Ohio State University
  • Dr. Stanley Bazile, Lehman College
  • Dr. Jonathan McElderry, Wake Forest University
  • Dr. Christopher Catching, Stockton University
  • Dr. Jasmine Lee, Michigan State University
  • Ebony Rasmey, Prairie View A&M University
The Summit for Black Student Affairs Professionals at the ACPA Conference will provide professional development, fellowship and networking among senior, mid-level, and new professionals of African descent (e.g., African Americans, Caribbean, South American) through informal and formal dialogue and mentoring. This two-day summit will allow participants to focus on and discuss issues of professional growth for individuals of African descent representing various gender identities.

4 Hour | Sunday 3 March 2019: 8:30am-12:30pm

  • Cori Bazemore-James, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Phenocia Bauerle, University of California Berkeley
  • Rob Hancock, University of Victoria
  • Raymond Sewell, Saint Mary's University
  • Kara Strass, Miami University
This session is a professional development workshop for those who work in or alongside Indigenous Student Affairs (ISA) higher education programs. This is a rare opportunity to connect with others in the ISA field, share common hurdles we experience in our work and institutions, and learn about/develop new tools to implement at our institutions. This session is hosted by the ACPA Indigenous Student Affairs Network (ISAN), the first international professional home for those who work in Indigenous student support programs. ISAN is also the sister-network of the Native, Aboriginal, and Indigenous Coalition (NAIC), a coalition for ACPA members who identify as Indigenous.


Registration is open!  If you have already registered for ACPA19, you may go back to add a Pre-Convention Session to your ACPA19 Convention Registration.  Log in to your Attendee Service Center using the link at the bottom of your confirmation email. For assistance, email or call 202-835-2272.  Additional Pre-Convention Sessions will be announced in September 2018.

Please contact Lisa Kelsay at with questions about Pre-Convention Sessions.