It is an honor to be asked to lead the ACPA Credentialing Implementation Team. For those of you who don’t know me, let me briefly introduce myself.
I have been in the field for 34 years. For 23 years I was a practitioner, including 14 years as Vice President for Student Affairs at two Catholic colleges. In 2002, I moved to the faculty when I came to Canisius College in Buffalo, NY to head the master’s program in College Student Personnel Administration. Canisius is a theory-to-practice based program, and many of you know that we bring all of our students to the ACPA Convention each year. I am confident that the experience I have gained in my long career on “both sides of the house” will help me to contribute to the process ACPA begun.
ACPA President Keith Humphrey has sent me a lot of material to read, and I had a long conversation with my predecessor, Steve Tyrell. It was after my meeting with Steve that I agreed to accept this responsibility for our profession. I invite all ACPA members to continue to post their thoughts to this blog, as well as to contact any member of the Credentialing Implementation Team with any ideas. My hope is that we create an initiative that helps advance our profession by being reflective of the input of our members.
Dr. Sandy Estanek