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A Message From Shetina M. Jones

Shetina M. Jones, PhD is a proud Detroiter and product of Detroit Public Schools system. Dr. Jones received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Jones completed her PhD at Indiana State University on high-achieving Black women at HBCUs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) fields or majors. She has over 13 years of experience working in Higher Education in academic and student affairs leadership, campus life, multicultural affairs, and residence life. Currently, Dr. Jones serves as the ReBUILDetroit Director for Student Success and Graduate Opportunities at University of Detroit Mercy. The ReBUILDetroit program is a National Institute of Health (NIH) funded program to help identify, recruit, retain underrepresented students into biomedical degree programs and transition into graduate education. Also, Dr. Jones actively writes and researches about historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and Black women in STEM Dr. Jones is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., ACPA, Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), and NASPA. Additionally, she serves as President of the Eastern Michigan University Black Alumni. In her spare time, she enjoys speaking, bowling, writing, volunteering, and traveling. Dr. Jones also owns and operates SMJones Consulting, LLC and Fearlessly Fierce, LLC.
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In Support of ACPA Foundation

Founded in 1994 during the presidency of Charles Schroeder, the purpose of the ACPA Educational Leadership Foundation (501c3 non-profit organization) is “to enhance the student affairs profession and to generate and disseminate knowledge of college students at all levels within higher education” (Article Three of the Articles of Incorporation). The organization is now known as the ACPA Foundation to more concisely communicate its role as the fundraising arm of ACPA College Student Educators International.

The Mission - The ACPA Foundation exists to support the priorities and activities of ACPA by raising funds and developing resources that help the Association fulfill its mission. 

The Vision - The ACPA Foundation will develop sufficient assets to effectively and sustainably fund ACPA’s efforts to provide excellent professional development opportunities to members, advance knowledge in the field, and support the transformative effect of education in the lives of college students.

In order to fulfill its purpose and mission, the Foundation invites members and non-members alike to provide philanthropic support for ACPA's vital initiatives involving research, scholarship, professional development and leadership program.