The Student Affairs History Project was co-created by Dr. Michael D. Coomes, Associate Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs, Bowling Green State University and Sally Click, a doctoral student in the HESA program. The site was launched in November, 2006. Michelle Rodems and Holly Asimou, doctoral students in HESA, also contributed to the site. Please contact Dr. Michael D. Coomes, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ACPA Presidents Page
The information on the Past Presidents Page from 1924 through 1975 was published by ACPA in Presidential Profiles in 1975. This publication traced the succession of 51 volunteer presidential leaders during the lifetime of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and its two predecessor organizations, the National Association of Appointment Secretaries (NAAS) and the National Association of Placement and Personnel Officers (NAPPO). The information for Presidents serving from 1975 through 1991 was taken from Fulfilling Visions: Emerging Leaders of ACPA,
published by ACPA in 1991. Vernon Lee Sheeley authored both publications.
In the fall of 2008, Gregory Roberts, ACPA Executive Director approved William A. Bryan's (ACPA Past President, 1984-85) plan to update past president profiles for 1924-1991 and asked Kristan Cilente to compile and edit past president information for 1991-2010. In completing this assignment, Bryan asked all living Past Presidents to update their profiles by providing achievements and advancements since their presidential year and Caliente edited a new ACPA publication, Fulfilling Visions: ACPA Past Presidents 1991-2010, that added bios of ACPA presidents from 1991 through 2010, capturing two decades of history and change in ACPA. This publication will be on the ACPA Website.
Web Site Design
The layout and design of this site are the creative products of Jessica Faulk, graduate of Bowling Green State University's College Student Personnel Program and current Assistant Director of Residence Life at Simmons College.
Student Affairs History Project logo design
We are indebted to Amy Fidler, Instructor of Graphic Design (ARTD 403 - Identity Design) and the talented students enrolled in her spring 2006 course. They listened patiently as we described our roots and growth and, to no surprise, developed a very organic and dynamic expression of our profession's development. This was an exercise of applied learning and we appreciated participating in the process.
Brian and Pratap have been very patient tutors and helpers in the creation of this web site. They are employed by the BGSU Center for Teaching and Learning.