NCCPA Executive Board Elections 

Please review the nominations below listed below for the available NCCPA board member postitions.  Ballots will be emailed to membership adn voting will take place for thee consecutive days proceeding the availability of ballots.

Questions can be directed to NCCPA President Alan Mueller

PRESIDENT-ELECT


brandon Name:  Brandon Gregory Bell

Employer:  UNC Wilmington

Position: Program Advisor

 

Education:

  • MA Conflict Management Expected 2017
  • M.Ed. Higher Education Administration 2014
  • BA Sociology 2011

Please describe your involvement with NCCPA and/or ACPA:

  • NCCPA Member at Large Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 2014 – Present
  • NCCPA State Conference Presenter – 2014, 2016
  • ACPA National Conference Presenter – 2017

Please describe how you will advance NCCPA’s commitment to the education and development of post-secondary students as well as all Student Personnel Professionals in NC:  

It is with great enthusiasm that I accept the nomination as President Elect for the North Carolina College Personnel Association. A member of NCCPA and ACPA for the past four years and current Member at Large of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, I have acquired the organizational context and developed the leadership skills needed to be successful in this transitional and pivotal position within the leadership of NCCPA. If elected, I plan to advance NCCPA’s commitment to education and the development of post-secondary students and student personnel professionals under the guiding principles of membership development, equity diversity and inclusion and program development.

  • Membership Development
    • Seek to increase the representation of Historically Black, Hispanic/Minority Serving colleges and university in NCCPA leadership, programming and service
    • Increase the level of faculty engagement in NCCPA leadership and programming
    • Develop pipeline programs for undergraduate, graduate and new professionals to better engage NCCPA
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
    • Develop programming that seeks to increase the membership competency and skill level in regards to equity, diversity and inclusion
    • Continue to support the NCCPA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship
    • Develop a state wide EDI Task Force
  • Program Development
    • Continue to fortify signature programs like the state conference, LEAD and the administrative conference
    • Seek to develop collaborative relationships with other state organizations affiliated with Higher education (NCHO, NCACE, Carolina College Advising Corps, etc.)

 

Stan Sweeney

 Name:  Stan Sweeney

Employer:  University of North Carolina Asheville

Position: Director of Highsmith Student Union & Student Activities

 

 

Education:

  • M.S. Ed in College Student Personnel
  • B.S. in Public Relations

Please describe your involvement with NCCPA and/or ACPA:

  • Conference Chair (2017)
  • Conference Chair-Elect (2016)
  • Education Session Reviewer (2011)

Please describe how you will advance NCCPA’s commitment to the education and development of post-secondary students as well as all Student Personnel Professionals in NC:

Currently I serve as the Director of Highsmith Student Union and Student Activities at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.  In this role I have overall responsibility for providing leadership and direction of the student involvement area for the campus and the student union building.  My higher education career has spanned over 19 years working at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Missouri Western State University, Indiana University, and Missouri State University.  I have been involved with various associations from ACPA, NASPA, National Association for Campus Activities, Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors and the Association of College Unions International.  Currently I serve NCCPA as the 2017 Conference Chair.

NCCPA has been committed to serving the whole student through its work with higher education and student affairs professionals throughout the state of North Carolina.  As NCCPA President, I will work to exemplify the core values of the association in my communications, dissemination of information, interactions with others and in my advocacy of the needs of the membership.  I believe that the President along with the rest of the executive board and our governing association must provide forums to bring the awareness, knowledge, and skills to our membership so that they may better serve our college students.

NCCPA has worked hard to reestablished the LEAD Conference as well as the Administrative Professionals Conference this past year.  With the addition of the Racial Justice track at the annual conference, NCCPA has positioned itself to better serve our students and professionals.  My hope is to continue to strengthen these programs as well as create new opportunities based on the changing needs of the membership.

 

TREASURER 


Torry Reynolds Name:  Dr. Torry L. Reynolds

Employer:  Forsyth Technical Community College

Position: Title III Grant Coordinator/Project Director

 

 

Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy: Educational Studies-Higher Education, Doctoral Minor: Educational Research Methodology University of North Carolina at Greensboro – Greensboro, Nc –  May 2015
  • Master of Education: Student Affairs in Higher Education-Administration, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania – Kutztown, PA –  May 2009
  • Bachelor of Arts: Sociology and Afro-American Studies, University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA  – May 2004

Please describe your involvement with NCCPA and/or ACPA:

NCCPA

  • Treasurer, 2015-Present
  • Research Consortium Chair, 2013-2014
  • Graduate Student and New Professionals Committee Co-Chair 2011-2013

ACPA

  • Member and Conference Program Reviewer, 2007-Present
  • Outreach Coordinator for Faculty in Residence Program, Standing Committee for Graduate Students and New Professionals, 2012-2013

Please describe how you will advance NCCPA’s commitment to the education and development of post-secondary students as well as all Student Personnel Professionals in NC:

 I will support the mission of NCCPA by ensuring effective fiscal management, efficient procurement processes, and accurate financial accounting.

 

SECRETARY


Name:  Anne Bryan 

Employer:  UNC Chapel Hill

Position: Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, School of Education

Education:

  • B.A., Political Science UNC Chapel Hil
  • M.A., Counseling and Student Personnel UNC Charlotte
  • Ed.D., Northeastern University

Please describe your involvement with NCCPA and/or ACPA:

I became involved with NCCPA as a graduate student at UNCC back in the 1990s. I was on the committee that developed and planned the original LEAD Conference that was held at Elon. I have presented at conferences, including joint conference with NCHO, hosted the NCCPA at ACPA conferences and I am currently on the board working with membership.

I also became a member of ACPA in graduate school. I have been involved with a number of committees, and have been the Accessibility Coordinator at one of our national conferences. I co-wrote an article for the About Campus Magazine and was chapter coordinator on a book about professionals with disabilities in Student Affairs. For many years, I was active on the Disability special interest group, and more recently have been a part of the Graduate and Professional group. I have reviewed program proposals for conferences, staffed registration at conferences and stuffed countless conference bags.

Please describe how you will advance NCCPA’s commitment to the education and development of post-secondary students as well as all Student Personnel Professionals in NC:  

I will continue my decade’s long involvement with students seeking to encourage them to engage deeply with their college or university. I will encourage them to invest in their education and to persist despite the challenges they may face. I will encourage them, and NCCPA, to always be on the lookout for institution wide, and department based campus supports; I will seek to make them, and NCCPA, champions of data, and evidenced based (researched) decision making/continuous assessment; I will seek to engage faculty, students and student personnel professionals in NC in the work of program development and program evaluation; I will encourage a whole-student model for advising and academic/social support; and I will seek to provide the opportunity for students and student personnel professionals to engage in networking, relationship building and skills development opportunities as needed for positions or to develop mastery.

 

MEMBER-AT-LARGE – EQUITY AND INCLUSION


robert Name:  Robert L. Canida, II, Ph.D.

Employer:  The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Position: Director, Diversity and Inclusion

 

 

Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Concentration: Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies, North Carolina A&T State University,, Greensboro, NC
  • Master of Library Science, Concentration: Academic Librarianship. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Bachelor of Science, Major: Political Science Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Please describe your involvement with NCCPA and/or ACPA:

  • Currently I am a member of ACPA and have attended and/or presented at several ACPA conferences.

Please describe how you will advance NCCPA’s commitment to the education and development of post-secondary students as well as all Student Personnel Professionals in NC:

If given the privilege to work as an executive member at large for the Equity and Inclusion position, I will serve my student personnel professionals, as well as educate and develop our future leaders in higher education, by revising and creating policies, in addition to developing robust programs/initiatives for the constituents that NCCPA serve. Basically I will be a strong advocate, giving voice to the needs of our post-secondary students, as well as to our student personnel colleagues.

 

Cheryl Harris Curtis Name:  Dr. Cheryl Harris Curtis

Employer:  Johnson C. Smith University

Position: Director of Educational Enhancement Services/Dedicated Veterans Advocate

 

 

Education:

  • Doctorate of Education in Developmental Education(Curriculum and Instruction) under the department of Educational Leadership from Grambling State University, Grambling, LA
  • MAE in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Research from Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
  • BA in Psychology from East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Please describe your involvement with NCCPA and/or ACPA:

  • Member of both NCCPA and ACPA and is a 2017-2018 NCCPA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellow

Please describe how you will advance NCCPA’s commitment to the education and development of post-secondary students as well as all Student Personnel Professionals in NC:

There is a body of research that states that the number one reason why a student leaves a college or university is because the student lacks a sense of belonging.  With colleges and universities becoming more and more diverse, I have devoted my professional and personal life to ensuring that everyone is included and understands the contributions that they make to society as a whole.  It is my firm belief that commitment to students who might otherwise feel marginalized and the collaboration of like minds making a concerted effort to advance inclusion and equity efforts is paramount—particularly during this turbulent  time in our history.  I will advance NCCPA’s commitment to the education and development of post-secondary students by being a conduit for information sharing, teaching and learning, and being the impetus that brings to fruition what the collective body deems is the change needed to move the organization and our colleges and universities forward.

 

pam 3 Name:  Pamela Pinnix 

Employer: Guilford Tech Community College

Position: Assistant Director of Student Life

 

 

Education:

  • Masters of EducationCareer Counseling- North Carolina Central University
  • Master of Science- Family Consumer Science, Concentration Human Development- North Carolina Central University
  • Bachelor of Science- Family Consumer Science, Concentration Child Development- North Carolina Central University

Please describe your involvement with NCCPA and/or ACPA:

  • Presented at 2016 NCCPA Conference on “Best Practices for Minority Male Achievement”
  • Presented at NCCPA’s 2017 LEAD Conference Resume and Interview workshop.
  • Served on the 2016 NCCPA Conference Committee
  • Served on the 2017 NCCPA’s LEAD Conference Committee
  • 2017 NCCPA/ NCHO Conference Co-Chair
  • 2018 NCCPAs Conference Chair

Please describe how you will advance NCCPA’s commitment to the education and development of post-secondary students as well as all Student Personnel Professionals in NC:

My professional background includes over 6 years of student affairs experience where I have gained knowledge with in; residential life, academic affairs, student conduct, student activities, mentoring diverse student populations, and academic and career counseling. Currently, I serve as the Assistant Director of Student Life at GTCC, where a major part of my responsibility includes, overseeing the Minority Male Mentoring Grant program. The grant is sponsored by the NC Community college system and granted to community colleges, to increase minority male (especially African American) retention, graduation, and overall involvement. Over the past two years, I have researched trends and developed a special interest in the needs of minority students. I hope to have the opportunity, to enter a Higher Education PhD. Program and further pursue this research.

 

Anna Kristen Poteat Name:  Anna Kristen Poteat

Employer:  Guilford College         

Position: Graduate Assistant for The Office of Student Leadership & Engagement

 

 

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Geography, May 2017 – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Admitted and enrolled in the M. Ed program in Higher Education – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (anticipated graduation date May 2019)

Please describe your involvement with NCCPA and/or ACPA:

This year is my first year of being involved with ACPA. As an aspiring student affairs professional I knew it was important to get invested and connected in the field early on. I hope to be able to contribute to this organization and to higher education in North Carolina. I have attended the Careers in Student Affairs conferences (2016 & 2015) and the NC Lead Conference held earlier this year at Guilford College. I have also been accepted in the inaugural NCCPA Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Fellowship for the 2017 – 2018 academic year.

Please describe how you will advance NCCPA’s commitment to the education and development of post-secondary students as well as all Student Personnel Professionals in NC:

 As a recent first generation college graduate of the UNC system, I have seen, witnessed, and experience the obstacles facing current students, faculty, and staff members in our state. I will support the commitment to education, development, and success of students and student personnel professionals by offering my unique perspectives on current issues. I believe that it is up to the leaders to reach out to all the constituents in our state’s university systems in order to cultivate collaboration, progress, and innovative problem solving. I hope to contribute to the progress of higher education in North Carolina  and aid the mission of this organization.

 

ELECTION TIMELINE


Voting:  5/26-5/30

Notify Candidates:  by 6/2

Notify Membership:  by 6/5