Election Candidates

Voting for the 2019-20 OCPA Executive Board will open from March 5th until March 15th. Members can login to their Member Portal to complete the election ballot. Below are the resumes for the nominees for each elected position. Members are encouraged to review all candidates prior to voting.


Nominee Name Nominee Institution Nominee Resume Nominee Answers
Nominees for President-Elect
 Lacey Filkins  Kenyon College  Resume  Answers
 Mark Zeno  Heidelberg University  Resume  Answers
Secretary & Membership Chair
 Dave Vale  Case Western Reserve University  Resume  Answers
 Christopher Wood  Denison University  Resume  Answers
Nominees for Graduate Student Member-at-Large
 Brianna Agner  Ohio University  Resume  Answers
 Vanessa Bak  Ohio University  Resume  Answers
 Zach Hooten  The Ohio State University  Resume  Answers
 Renee Murry  The University of Akron  Resume  Answers
 Hunter Taylor  The Ohio State University  Resume  Answers

OCPA Conferences & Professional Development

OCPA offers many opportunities engaging conferences and professional development each year with the goal of helping connect Higher Education professionals, graduate students and undergraduate students. Below you will find some brief information about each conference as well as links to their individual pages.


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OCPA Annual Conference 

January 30-January 31, 2020

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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OCPA Careers in Student Affairs Conference 

October 12, 2019

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.

 Register Now Submit a Program Proposal 

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Graduate Student Affairs Conference (GSAC) 

November 9, 2019

The Graduate Student Affairs Conference (GSAC) is a day-long conference put on by graduate students, for graduate students that strives to increase networking between rising student affairs professionals while encouraging the exploration of a variety of functional areas. The conference will also provide graduate students the opportunity to propose presentation topics and gain experience facilitating in a conference setting.

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Professional Development Institutes

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











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OCPA can be your professional home! Members enjoy access to professional development opportunities, workshops, and so much more - including a vast network of Ohio-based Student Affairs professionals representing every institution type in Ohio! 

If you are a returning member and would like to access your OCPA Membership Account or renew your membership, please start by visiting the Member Portal. 


Interested in Joining as a New Member?

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:

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

1 Year Professional Membership - $30.00

5 Year Professional Membership - $120.00


Elections for the 2019-20 OCPA Executive Board are open from March 5th through March 15th

Voting for the 2019-20 OCPA Executive Board will open from March 5th until March 15th. Members can login to their Member Portal to complete the election ballot. Information about all candidates is available through the Election Candidates page. Members are encouraged to review all candidates prior to voting.

Detailed position descriptions can be found here. For more information regarding the OCPA Executive Board Elections process, please contact Dr. Colette Masterson, OCPA President-Elect, at cmasterson@otterbein.edu.

Elected Positions

The following positions are elected by the OCPA Membership and will be open for nominations for the 2019-20 year.


Secretary & Membership Chair

Graduate Student Members-at-Large (2 Positions)

Appointed Positions

The following positions are appointed by the OCPA President and will be open for nominations for the 2019-20 year.

Assistant Annual Conference Chair

Assistant Careers Conference Chair

Assistant Treasurer

Equity & Inclusion Chair

Faculty Liaison


Journal Editor

Professional Development Chair

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