Congratulations to the Housing Team
We’ve got a great team, doing great things! Please take a moment to congratulate members of our Housing Team for their leadership in the following organizations:
- Shannon Corey – 2018-2020 NASPA Region III Georgia State Co-Director
- Ashley Dobbs – GCPA President-Elect and ACPA Commission for Housing and Residential Life (CHRL) Directorate Board Member
- Marc Ebelhar – Co-Chair for NASPA Campus Safety Knowledge Community, NASPA Region III Summer Symposium 2018 Registration Committee Chair and past NASPA Region III Summer Symposium Conference Co-Chair
- Justin Hua – NASPA Region III Representative for NASPA Asian Pacific Islanders (API) Knowledge Community
- Mike Jones – Conference Chair, Georgia Housing Officers (GHO) 2018
- Falon Thacker – Chair, SEAHO Research and Information Committee
Please continue reading to learn more about each one of these organizations.
NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. We serve a full range of professionals who provide programs, experiences, and services that cultivate student learning and success in concert with the mission of our colleges and universities. Established in 1918 and founded in 1919, NASPA is comprised of over 15,000 members in all 50 states, 25 countries, and 8 U.S. Territories.
Through high-quality professional development, strong policy advocacy, and substantive research to inform practice, NASPA meets the diverse needs and invests in realizing the potential of all its members under the guiding principles of integrity, innovation, inclusion, and inquiry. NASPA members serve a variety of functions and roles, including the vice president and dean for student life, as well as professionals working within housing and residence life, student unions, student activities, counseling, career development, orientation, enrollment management, racial and ethnic minority support services, and retention and assessment.
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. GCPA is the Georgia division of ACPA.
ACUHO-I is the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International.
ACUHO-I members believe in developing exceptional residential experiences at colleges, universities, and other post-secondary institutions around the world. Our members include thousands of campus housing professionals who work at more than 1,000 campuses as well as more than 250 companies and organizations whose products and services support the profession’s needs.
ACUHO-I provides its members with innovative, value-driven events, publications, research, career services, and online professional development as well as valuable networking opportunities. We help our members evolve themselves and their institutions in their efforts to provide their residents dynamic living environments.
The Georgia Housing Officers can trace its history back to State Day, 1989. It was during this year at the Georgia Institute of Technology that the housing personnel from around the state officially formed the Georgia Housing Officers. At this meeting Linda Wood served as the first president of GHO with CD Merricks, Vickie Hawkins, Carolyn Brooks, and Mary Dee Boemker serving as organizational officers. Beginning in 1998, GHO began recognizing members with the Outstanding Professional in Residence Life Award. With this, the two main purposes of support and recognition for the Residence Life profession were formally established as the primary tenants of the Georgia Housing Organization. GHO now seeks to serve as an association of college housing officers advancing the field of Residence Life and Housing while recognizing best practices within the field and around the state. GHO welcomes all housing and residence life professionals as a resource for collaboration, networking, and communication within Georgia.
Founded in 1965, the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers (SEAHO) draws its membership from institutions of higher education with housing officers involved in the administration, operations, facility management, and residential life in the ten (10) Southeastern states of the United States (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia). In addition to this dynamic group, corporate members with a commercial interest in the housing profession are also able to join SEAHO as Corporate Associates.
Initially an informal organization without a constitution or structure beyond a one-day annual meeting, SEAHO has adjusted over the years to best serve its members through the discussion of ideas, mutual concerns, and other valuable services as requested and created by the volunteer efforts of members to build its current structure upon the strong traditions and values of its founders.
In a nod to the continuation of a strong profession, SEAHO prides itself on providing placement opportunities for candidates seeking housing officer positions, developmental workshops for all levels of professionals, and volunteer opportunities for involvement to best fit interests and talents of its membership. With a vision of serving as the leading resource for the higher education housing industry in the Southeastern United States, SEAHO is dedicated to advancing excellence in housing programs and staff by promoting best practices, networking, professional development, and involvement opportunities.