OCPA Conferences

OCPA offers two highly engaging conferences each year with the goal of helping connect Higher Education professionals, graduate students and undergraduate students through the power of Professional Development. Below you will find some brief information about each conference as well as links to their individual pages.

The Professional Development Institutes

The Professional Development Institute is a series of one day drive-in professional development opportunities sponsored by OCPA. Each PDI is held at a sponsoring institution.

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The OCPA Careers in Student Affairs Conference

The OCPA Careers in Student Affairs Conference takes place each fall and is geared towards providing undergraduate students an opportunity to explore a career in Student Affairs. OCPA invites students to participate in a one day drive-in conference at one of the premier institutions of higher education around the state to discover the possibilities of choosing a career in higher education.

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The OCPA Annual Conference

The OCPA Annual Conference is held every January in Columbus, OH and is designed to help connect and reconnect higher education professionals and graduate students from all across Ohio through professional development. With highly engaging program sessions, engaging speakers and nightly socials, the Annual Conference is a great opportunity for professionals across the state to build a network of colleagues and enhance their own campus experience through professional development.

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Elections

Election time is upon OCPA and we very much want your voice. We have a phenomenal set of candidates seeking office this year so we ask that you review their profiles and resumes carefully.
Elections will open on March 6, 2017 and remain open until March 17, 2017 at midnight. The Election Ballot can be accessed here

The official Executive Board announcement will be made to the OCPA community on Friday, March 31, 2017.

To prepare for your vote, please see the list of candidates below for each elected position. Each is hyperlinked to a PDF of their profile as well as their professional experience.

Position Candidate Name Candidate Resume Candidate Profile
President-Elect Thad Doyle Resume Profile
President-Elect Ardy Gonyer  Resume
Profile
President-Elect  Mitch Joseph  Resume
Profile
Position  Candidate Name Candidate Resume Candidate Profile 
Gradute Member-At-Large   Victoria Barnum Resume
Profile
Gradute Member-At-Large Leanne Barson  Resume
Profile
Gradute Member-At-Large Victor Javier Rodriguez  Resume
Profile

Board Login

Use the login form at the right of this page to access Executive Board Site Editing Tools. If you are currently logged in, the 'Log Out' button will also appear at the right.

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Important Information for Current or Returning Members

OCPA has recently switched to a brand new Membership Database System called NEON. All previous memberships held my individuals have been migrated into this new system automatically. If you are a returning member and would like to access your OCPA Membership Account or renew your membership, please start by requesting a Password Reset. If you are a returning member and you have already setup your account, please take a moment to visit our Constituent Login Portal.

Important Information for New Members

If you are new to OCPA and would like to register as a member, please visit the New Member Registration Page.

OCPA Membership Rates

Membership in OCPA is available at the following rates:

 2 Year Graduate Student Membership - $10.00 (Exclusive to current graduate students only)

1 Year Professional Membership - $25.00

5 Year Professional Membership - $100.00

Career Resource Room Reference Materials

Mock Interview Job Postings for Career Resource Room participants can be found here.

The following reference materials were provided by the Career Resource Room Committee for the 2015 OCPA/OASPA Annual Conference.

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