Briscoe receives ACPA award
Briscoe receives ACPA award
Educational Administration first-year doctoral student Kaleb Briscoe will be receiving the 2017 Commission for Student Involvement Outstanding Service to the Commission Award from the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). Briscoe serves as a graduate assistant in Student Involvement at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, working with the University Program Council. Her role includes overseeing operations and providing leadership development for executive board members.
Briscoe is being recognized for her work with ACPA’s Commission for Student Involvement and is currently the vice chair of the Commission. Briscoe will be spearheading the Commission’s new mentoring program that will be introduced next year. It will connect graduate students and new professionals involved in ACPA with seasoned professionals. According to her nominator, “Kaleb has worked tirelessly to contribute to our core goals of active learning, education, research, and advocacy. The CSI Mentoring Program is one example of this, as it is committed to the active learning of new professionals and graduate students and is in place to help off-set the high attrition rates we see in our profession.” Briscoe is also a member of ACPA’s Special Projects Team and the Convention Common Read Committee.
“My involvement with the Commission is more than a professional development opportunity,” said Briscoe. “We are a family and it is a pleasure to be part of a group of leaders who provide resources that can be used by student affairs professionals around the world.”
Briscoe moved to Lincoln in the fall to work on her Ph.D. in education studies with an emphasis on educational leadership and higher education. She chose the program at Nebraska based on recommendations from former advisors and mentors. She plans on pursuing a tenure track faculty position in higher education when she completes her degree. Briscoe’s research interests include student affairs and academic affairs partnerships, student engagement, and campus racial climate issues.
Briscoe previously served as the associate director of student life at the University of Houston-Victoria and prior to that worked in student affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus. She earned a master’s degree in student affairs and higher education at Indiana State University, and her master’s in business administration and bachelor’s degree in business marketing from Albany State University.
The Outstanding Service to the Commission Award honors a professional staff member who has given outstanding service to the Commission, upheld professional standards with integrity, and is well respected by colleagues, students and peers. Nominees are evaluated based on their time commitments, energy, and level of service to the Commission for Student Involvement and the profession. The award will be presented at the 2017 ACPA Convention in Columbus, Ohio on March 27.
Note: Some content for this article provided by Student Affairs at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.