Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Vice President for Student Life Melissa Shivers named Diamond Honoree by ACPA

Student Life Vice President Dr. Melissa Shivers has been named a Diamond Honoree by the American College Personnel Association Foundation (ACPA). She joins just 16 other student affairs leaders from around the country in the “class of 2021.” 

The Diamond Honoree Program, established in 1999, is a way for those who care about students – and the research, scholarship and programs that promote student development and success – to help advance the work of ACPA.

Persons nominated for consideration are recognized for their outstanding and sustained contributions to higher education and to student affairs. They may be former leaders of the profession, supervisors, teachers or anyone who has had a continued and significant influence on the quality of college students’ experience. 

Diamond Honorees are “Championed” by dedicated individuals who recognize their specific contributions and choose to raise funds in honor of each Diamond Honoree’s outstanding and sustained commitment to higher education through student affairs and student development. Those funds are then utilized to help sustain the ACPA Foundation in its support of the research, scholarship and programs that advance the field of student affairs. 

The ACPA Foundation is dedicated to encouraging activities that generate and disseminate new knowledge in the Student Affairs profession; knowledge that prepares students for leadership roles in a global society.

Dr. Shivers and the other Diamond Honorees will receive their award at the ACPA Virtual Annual Convention in March. 

More information is on the ACPA website.