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HESA Highlights
January 2019
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Remembering Dr. Peter Magolda
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of HESA Alumnus, Dr. Peter Magolda. Peter was always generous with his time to both the HESA program and the IU School of Education. Our thoughts are with the numerous students he has mentored throughout the years, our colleagues at Miami University, Marcia Baxter Magolda and the Magolda family. Rest in peace Peter, you will be missed. In honor of Peter’s work, the Peter M. Magolda Custodian Emergency Fund at Miami University of Ohio has been established. To donate, you can visit and designate Peter’s memorial fund specifically.
Dr. Frank E. Ross runs for NASPA 2019 Chair
Dr. Frank Ross (Ph.D. ‘05) is a candidate for Chair of the NASPA Board of Directors. Dr. Ross’ career in higher education administration has focused on enhancing the student experience in ways to support student retention and graduation. Dr. Ross has received numerous awards and recognition from NASPA, the National Resource Center on the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, the National Academic Advising Association, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, and the American College Personnel Association for his work and research. He also received the 2016 Robert H. Shaffer Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana University. Dr. Ross has served on the NASPA Board of Directors for three years.  During this time, he has held positions as the national director of knowledge communities and as chair for the 2016 NASPA annual conference. You can learn more about Dr. Ross and vote on the NASPA elections page.
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ACPA & NASPA Reception Information
Please join us for our Indiana University Receptions at ACPA & NASPA.
2019 ACPA Annual Convention in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Title of Event: Indiana University Alumni & Friends Reception
  • Venue: Sheraton Boston Hotel
  • Room: Liberty C
  • Date: March 4, 2019
  • Time: 6:30-7:30pm 
2019 NASPA Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California
  • Title of Event: Indiana University Alumni & Friends Reception
  • Venue: JW Marriott LA Live
  • Room: Gold 3
  • Date: March 11, 2019
  • Time: 7-8:30pm
Dr. Lori Patton Davis - Thanks for your ASHE Presidency!
Dr. Lori Patton Davis (Ph.D. ‘04) completed her term as president for the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) in November. Davis made history last year when she was elected as the first Black woman to lead the organization that is dedicated to higher education as a field of study. Davis’ scholarship focuses on African Americans in postsecondary contexts, Critical Race Theory applied to higher education, college student development theory and the influence of campus environments on student experiences. You can view Davis’ keynote address at the 2018 ASHE Conference here.

Jillian Kinzie

Alex McCormick
Dr. Alex McCormick & Dr. Jillian Kinzie lead study on High-Impact Practices
Dr. Alex McCormick, associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies and director of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), along with Dr. Jillian Kinzie (Ph.D. ‘02), associate director of the Center for Postsecondary Research, have recently received a grant from the Lumina Foundation to advance the understanding of quality and equity in undergraduate education. McCormick and Kinzie will lead a project, “Assessing Quality and Equity in High-Impact Practices,” which will assess the quality of these distinctive educational experiences and who has access to high-quality experiences.
Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham named Chief Equity & Inclusion Office at Grand Rapids Community College
Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham (Ph.D. ‘03) was recently named the Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at Grand Rapids Community College. McNeely Cobham will work with various stakeholders including students, faculty, staff, and community members to ensure that GRCC is a leader in equity and inclusion. McNeely Cobham will also oversee the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, which focuses on educating and honoring the dignity of all people through opportunities such as the Institute for Healing Racism, student workshops, and the Latino Youth Conference and celebrations such as the Giants Awards. McNeely Cobham has more than 26 years in higher education as a faculty member, administrator and consultant. Her research interests examine race, identity, and culture in American higher education, identity development of college students, and the influence of hip hop culture and music in socio-political thought.
Dr. David Ortiz is appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for HACU
Dr. David A. Ortiz (Ph.D. ‘06) has been appointed senior vice president and chief operating officer (SVP/COO) at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). As SVP/COO, Ortiz is responsible for the operations of the Association and implementation of policies, goals, and objectives set by the president/CEO and Governing Board. His professional and research interests include the PK through graduate school pipeline for Hispanics, access and equity issues, economic impact of Hispanic education, federal/state education policy, and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Ortiz recently served as the executive director for policy analysis and information at HACU in which he oversaw HACU programs, as well as federal and state policy initiatives to advance the mission of the Association.
Dr. Daniel A. Bureau is elected President of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education
Dr. Daniel Bureau (Ph.D. ‘10) has been elected to serve as President of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). CAS exists to promote common standards across diverse functional areas in higher education. The organization is also focused on helping professionals use the CAS Standards for developing programs, assessing their impact and reach, and planning for the future. Bureau currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Memphis.
T.J. Brecciaroli becomes Dean of Students at Ball State
Dr. T.J. Brecciaroli (M.S.Ed. ‘05) recently joined Ball State University as the Dean of Students. Brecciaroli has over a decade of leadership experience within higher education administration, delivering high-impact programs and services, applying entrepreneurial solutions to organizational challenges, and consistently maintaining the highest ethical standards. Before his appointment as the Dean of Students at Ball State, Brecciaroli served as Dean of Students at the University of Alabama at Huntsville. Brecciaroli is also a member of numerous academic organizations including the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, American College Personnel Association, and the Association of Title IX Administrators.
2019-2020 SPA Board
It is with great excitement that we share the 2019-2020 SPA Executive Board. Please join us in congratulating the new team!

Susie Scarbeck

Jose David Melendez

Zach Lynn

Jose Garcia

Director of Member Relations
Ethan Oldfield

Directors of Programming
Gabriel Rodriguez-Lemus
Lillian Hogan

Directors of Outreach
Victoria Ducret
Alexis Fuentes
Danielle Pellegrino
Journal Co-Editor
Autumn Kearney
Marti Wein
A HESA wedding!
HESA alums Erik Simons (M.S. Ed ’15) and Amanda Tompkins (M.S. Ed ’16) were married in Knoxville, Tennessee on September 29, 2018.  Erik and Amanda both work at the University of Tennessee. HESA alums in attendance included Jake Reardon (M.S. Ed ’16), Susan Gieg (M.S. Ed ’16), Keilah Johnson (M.S. Ed ’17), Karli Hansen (M.S. Ed ’16), and Jackie Grinvalds (M.S. Ed ’15).
Ingram, T.N. & Coaxum, J. (2018). Engaging African American men in community college. Charlotte, NC:  Information Age Publishing.
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