American College Personnel Association (ACPA) – headquartered in Washington, D.C. at the National Center for Higher Education, is the leading comprehensive student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery.
ACPA, founded in 1924 by May L. Cheney, has nearly 7,500 members representing 1,200 private and public institutions from across the U.S. and around the world. ACPA members include graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in student affairs/higher education administration programs, faculty, and student affairs educators, from entry level to senior student affairs officers, and organizations and companies that are engaged in the campus marketplace.
The ACPA 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Harold Cheatham, Professor Emeritus of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences and Dean, at their virtual conference in March.
The ACPA lifetime Achievement Award Recognizes individuals who have extraordinary long-term involvement and service to the field od student affairs in higher education. The recipient will have a recognized level of significant scholarly productivity and/or exemplary leadership at one or more institutions of higher learning as a student affairs or higher education administrator or faculty member.