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Mark your calendars to attend our flagship professional development and support event located in Benton Harbor, Michigan at Lake Michigan College. Lake Michigan College is situated upon the traditional homelands of the Bodwéwadmi (Potawatomi) and Peoria peoples.


ACPA-MI was established in 1952 and is the oldest running entity group in the ACPA organization.

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Hello peers of Michigan, my name is Yasas Vithanage, my pronouns are he/him/his and I’m excited to come to you today as the newly elected president for ACPA Michigan! ACPA-Michigan is Michigan’s comprehensive professional development organization for college student educators and is a division of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). We provide a forum for networking, professional development, and research and publishing opportunities for professionals working in higher education.

After a brief hiatus to respond to the needs of our communities, we are re-launching our chapter. And it starts with organizing our annual conference on October 16, 2023, at Wayne State University with the theme ‘Revitalize, Refresh, Recharge’. We’re so excited to bring this to you, and we need your help to make this a reality. We’re currently looking for volunteers to help organize this conference if you are interested, please sign up by emailing our co-conference chair by June 28th, 2023. Please visit our conference website I’m all information on how to volunteer at this conference.

We have so many more fun activities, and opportunities coming to you this year, including some mentorship, social, and scholarship opportunities.

We also need help filling some leadership positions in our organization. We all have different skills that we bring to the table, and ACPA-MI would love your help to make this chapter a place that everyone can feel like they belong. Please visit our leadership, page to look at the available positions and how to get involved.

Please feel free to email us with any questions. Stay safe, have fun, and let’s boldy transform Higher Education in Michigan together.

What’s on the horizon?

The organization took a brief hiatus so our membership could respond to the needs of their students and themselves. ACPA-Michigan is excited to be relaunching itself to boldly transform higher education in Michigan!

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