October 15, 2012 8:46 am
by Ed Cabellon
I sat down, virtually over Google Plus On-Air Hangouts, with Dr. Keith Humphrey (Dean of Students from The University of Arizona and President of ACPA) and Dr. Karen Warren Coleman (Vice President for Campus Life and Student Services and Chair of the 2013 ACPA Convention in Las Vegas) for another episode of Student Affairs Live!
Keith, Karen and I will be talked about all things related to ACPA, including the ACPA 2013 Convention in Las Vegas! I hope you enjoy the conversation!
Questions covered in this episode:
1. Keith and Karen, please share your Student Affairs story with our audience.
2. Keith, please tell us about your role in ACPA and your vision for the association this year.
3. Keith and Karen, What challenges have encountered in your roles and how have you used these challenges as opportunities to move ACPA forward?
4. Keith and Karen, What was your stance on the failed consolidation efforts with NASPA? Are we better or worse as a profession because of what took place?
5. Keith and Karen, What are the three most critical issues facing Student Affairs in Higher Education today?
6. Keith and Karen, What should Student Affairs graduate students be learning about outside the classroom that they aren’t getting formally trained on?
7. Karen, The 2013 ACPA Annual Conference is in Vegas this March… what are you most excited about? Why should people go? What are the benefits?
8. Keith, what are some other exciting ACPA programs and services that you would like to share with us?
9. Keith and Karen, How do you support innovation in ACPA and on your campuses?
Dr. Keith Humphrey serves as Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Assistant Professor of Practice & Coordinator of the Master’s Program in Higher Education at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. Previous positions he has held include Associate Dean of Students, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Orientation – all at The University of Arizona.
Keith’s involvement in ACPA began as a graduate student with the Standing Committee for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness, reflecting ACPA’s value of involvement in leadership from all levels of the profession. He held several directorate positions within that group and ultimately served as Chair of the SCLGBTA from 2001-2003. He is proud to be the first former standing committee Chair to be elected President of ACPA.
This is Keith’s third term on ACPA’s Governing Board, having previously served as Director of Membership Development from 2007-2010 and on the Executive Council from 2001-2003. Keith also held membership on ACPA’s Governance Task Force and Governance Implementation Team that re-visioned ACPA’s governance model from 2003-2006. Additionally he was co-Chair for Special Events for the 2009 Convention in Metro Washington DC.
He is the proud recipient of the Diamond Honoree in 2011, the Presidential Citation in 2009, the Contribution to the SCLGBTA in 2004 and the SCLGBTA New Professional Award in 1999.
Keith received his B.A. in Government from The College of William and Mary, his M. Ed. in Counseling Psychology from James Madison University and his Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Arizona. Keith and his partner Brett have two children, Isaiah and Robert “Panchito”.
Karen Warren Coleman is Vice President for Campus Life and Student Services at the University of Chicago. She has the overall responsibility for the Office of Campus and Student Life, which has the mission of supporting and enriching the lives of students, faculty, and staff at the University and providing them with an extraordinary campus and community experience.
The Office of Campus and Student life comprises more than 340 staff members in several departments, including the Office of the Bursar, the University Community Service Center, Student Disability Services, Emergency and Crisis Resources, the Office of Event Services, the Office of Undergraduate Student Housing, UChicago Dining, the Office of International Affairs, International House, the Office of LGBTQ Student Life, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, the Office of the Reynolds Club and Student Activities, Physical Education and Athletics, the Office of the Registrar, the Spiritual Life Office, and Student Health and Counseling Services.
Warren Coleman joined the University of Chicago in 2009 as Associate Vice President for Campus Life and Associate Dean of Students in the University. In that role, she formed partnerships throughout the university and oversaw division-wide strategic initiatives, including a plan to expand undergraduate student housing and the creation of a comprehensive on-campus dining initiative. She also supervised the student housing and dining system, the largest operational unit within the division. This included creating the new UChicago Dining department and facilitating the completion and start-up of the New South Campus Residence Hall and Commons.
Warren Coleman came to the University from the University of California, Berkeley, where she served in several roles during a 10-year period. In addition to supervising five departments within the Office of the Dean of Students, Warren Coleman’s key responsibilities included representing and advising senior administrators on matters related to student affairs and student services; developing university policies and protocols to address student conduct, discipline, and grievances; and partnering with other units on campus to address a wide range of student needs.
Prior to her work at Berkeley, Warren Coleman held student affairs positions at the George Washington University, the University of Vermont, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Warren Coleman earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology (cum laude) from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her Master’s degree in education, higher education, and student affairs administration from the University of Vermont.
She also holds leadership roles in national student affairs professional organizations, including the American College Personnel Association and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.