Announcing our Keynote Speaker: Matthew Antonio Bosch!
Matthew Antonio Bosch is Director of the Gender & LGBTQIA Center at Elon University in North Carolina. Within ACPA, he was re-elected for a 2nd term to ACPA’s Governing Board as Coordinator for State Divisions & is a Past President of the Minnesota College Personnel Association. His professional background spans Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, & Diversity Affairs across community colleges, 4-year public, and 4-year private universities, with degrees from Harvard University & Cornell University. Known for his energy and enthusiasm, Matthew Antonio looks to bring levels of realness and authenticity to conversations around reinventing one’s personal and professional identities across Higher Education.
We are proud to announce that the 2013 MCPA Fall Conference will be held on Friday, November 15, 2013, from 9:00am to 3:30pm at Loyola University Maryland, Timonium Campus. The focus of this year's conference is:
This conference will continue to provide higher education professionals and graduate students a wonderful opportunity to discuss and learn from each other. The conference also showcases the ACPA East Coast Graduate Fair, and features a specific undergraduate program track!
LOCATION Loyola University Maryland, Timonium Campus is located at 2034 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093. The Timonium Campus houses the Graduate Center for Loyola University Maryland.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM PROPOSALS Are you looking for an opportunity to be involved in the professional development of your colleagues? Do you have a new or innovative practice you believe others would benefit from knowing about? Have you just finished your thesis or dissertation and have discovered pertinent findings related to the field? If so, we invite you to submit a conference program proposal for the MCPA Fall Conference. Each year we invite colleagues from around the state to submit program proposals.
For more information about program proposal tips and considerations, please visit this page:
2013 RECOGNITION AWARDS Starting Monday, September 9, you will be able to nominate your friends, colleagues and professionals for several distinguished awards. Award recipients will be announced at this conference. You should also have your colleagues nominate you for one of these awards! Encourage others to aim high by recognizing those who are already doing their finest! We’re seeking award nominations to acknowledge the best of the best in the state. More information about these awards can be found on our website by clicking here We are currently accepting nominations for the following awards:
Innovative Program Award
Outstanding Student Leader Award
Outstanding Emerging Professional Award
Outstanding Support Staff Professional Award
Dedication to Diversity Award
Dedication to the Association Award
Dedication to Professional Service
Category 1: 5-9 years of experience in higher education Category 2: 10+ years of experience in higher education
The priority deadline for award nominations is Friday, October 10. Contact Candace Doane for more information.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES If you are interested in volunteering for this event please contact the conference Co-Chairs. 2013 Fall Conference and ACPA East Coast Graduate Fair Co-Chairs: Aisha Rivers (Fall Conference Co-Chair) and Christine Krieger (Fall Conference Co-Chair)
Registration options- can be paid with credit card or check:
Professional Staff Member Conference Registration: $35.00
Professional Staff Member Conference Registration with Membership Renewal: $55.00