ACPA President – Dr. Craig Elliot

2019 NCCPA Keynote Speaker

Dr. Craig Elliott II is the current president of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and serves as the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services and Assistant Professor at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA.

Through the intentional weaving of advocacy, scholarship, and practice, Craig helps shape a vibrant and engaged campus community designed to help each student thrive. One critical example of these efforts is his leadership around inclusion, equity and social justice on both the policy and programmatic levels.

Craig has presented numerous programs at the local and national level on equity, inclusion, social justice, and leadership, and has served in a variety of leadership capacities. Notably, Craig served as President of the California College Personnel Association from 1999-2001, chaired the Inclusion Task Force for ACPA in 2002, served as one of the co-chairs of the Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee in 2013, and served on the national convention planning teams (2002 and 2013). He has also served NAPSA, and NCORE from 2012-2014. He is a Social Justice Training Institute alumnus, serves on the faculty with Student SJTI, and is a Co-Lead facilitator for the LeaderShape Institute.

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