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Vernon A. Wall"Dynamic!" "Current!" "Inspiring!" These are just a few words that have been used to describe Vernon A. Wall and his presentations. Vernon has accumulated 20+ yearsof professional Student Affairs experience at Iowa State University, the University of Georgia, UNC-Charlotte and UNC-Chapel Hill. He has experience in Greek life, new student orientation, student activities, leadership development, global education and university housing. Vernon currently lives in Washington DC where he serves as the Director of Educational Programs and Publications for the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), College Student Educators International

He received his B.A. in Political Science from North Carolina State University and his M.S. degree in College Student Personnel Administration from IndianaUniversity. In the spring of 1998, Vernon served as a member of the Student Life Staff with the Semester at Sea program accompanying 600 students on a voyage around the world. Vernon has received several awards for his contributions to the quality of student life, is a nationally known speaker in the areas of social justice and leadership styles and is one of the founders and facilitators of the Social Justice Training Institute. Vernon has also served as a trainer for the Martin Luther King Center for Non-Violent Social Change in Atlanta, Georgia. Vernon A. Wall

He is active in several regional, state, and national organizations, has served on the Executive Council of the American College Personnel Association and was the 2000 Diamond Honoree Recipient for outstanding contributions to the field of student affairs. Vernon has written several articles and has co-edited two books on issues of inclusion on today's college campus. His award-winning programs and presentations have been seen by thousands of students, faculty, and staff on campuses across the country and have been described as being "a learning experience - with a touch of wildness." [Download Biography | Download Press Kit ]

Higher Education Experience

Vernon A. WallDirector of Educational Programs & Publications
American College Personnel Association (ACPA), College Student Educators International
April 2008 - present

Assistant Dean of Students
Director of the Student Activities
Iowa State University; December 1998 - August 2004

Student Life Staff
Institute of Shipboard Education/Semester at Sea
University of Pittsburgh; January 1998 - May 1998

Doctoral Intern - Staff Recruitment and Selection
Department of Georgia Housing
University of Georgia; June 1995 - January 1998

Coordinator of Staffing and Development
Department of University Housing
University of Georgia; July 1991 - May 1995

Residence Education Consultant
Department of University Housing
University of Georgia; July 1987 - July 1991

Area Director
Department of University Housing
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; July 1985 - July 1987

Residence Coordinator/Advisor to Fraternities
Residence Life Office/Dean of Students Office
University of North Carolina - Charlotte; May 1983 - July 1985

Honors & Awards

  • 1996 Bob E. Leach Award (SACSA)
  • 1997 Pedro Zamora Horizons Award (University of Georgia)
  • 1995 Outstanding Student Affairs Professional Award (University of Georgia - UGASPA)
  • Consultant-In-Residence: 1997 NACURH Conference
  • Association of Alumni and Friends of NACURH
  • GCPA Outstanding Professional Service Award - 1992
  • Indiana University Distinguished Alumnus Award - 1992
  • Annuit Coeptis Outstanding New Professional (ACPA) - 1987
  • National Residence Hall Honorary
  • 1984 Graduate of the Interfraternity Institute (Indiana University)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Order of the Silver Key (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill)
  • NASPA Region III Outstanding New Professional - 1985
  • ACPA Outstanding Service Award 1987, 1988
  • Best Program Award: SAACURH - 1984, 85, 87 & 89
  • NCHO Outstanding Service Award - 1986
    • Advisor of the Month (March 1998)
    • Advisor of the Year (1988 - 89)
    • Regional Advisor (1990-93)
    • Regional Nominee for National Hallenbeck Advisor's Award (1991)
    • Silver Pin (1991)
  • 2000 Diamond Honoree (ACPA)
  • NACA Honor Roll (NACA Midwest Region)
  • Dr. Kathleen MacKay Adviser Hall of Fame (Iowa State University)
  • Consultant in Residence: 2000 UMR ACUHO Conference
  • Order of Omega Iowa State University (2003)
  • Iowa State Personnel Association Distinguished Service Award (2003)
  • ACPA Ester Lloyd Jones Professional Service Award (2005)

Professional Development and Training

  • Founding Faculty Member: Social Justice Training Institute, 1998 - present
  • Lead Faculty Member: Leadershape Institute, 2001-Present
  • Faculty Member: Leadershape Institute, 2000 Trainer: Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change; National Student Conference; January 1991
  • Advisor: Student Committee on Acquaintance Rape; University of Georgia
  • Co-director: "Brief Encounters" Social Issues Drama Troupe; University of Georgia
  • Member: Prejudice Reduction Committee; University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • Advisor: South Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls
  • Trainer: Campus Violence Project Road Show; American College Personnel Association
  • Coordinator and Instructor: Leadership Class for Student Leaders and Training Class for RAs/MAs; University of Georgia
  • Trainer: National Coalition Building Institute
  • Coordinator: "Beyond Tolerance" Roadshow; American College Personnel Association
  • Facilitator: NACA Summer Diversity Workshop; Emory University, 1993
  • Co-coordinator and Instructor: "Georgia Allies" - a Diversity Peer Education Program; University of Georgia
  • Founder: D.A.W.G. Days (Diversity Awareness Week at Georgia); University of Georgia
  • Quilt Display Coordinator: NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt; NAMES Project Foundation, San Francisco, CA
  • Member: Rainbow UGA Steering Committee (Safe Zones Program for LGB Students, Faculty and Staff); University of Georgia
  • Participant: Elsie Y. Cross Associates Training Week, 1997
  • Participant: Kellogg Foundation Shared Leadership for Institutional Change Program; Iowa State University, 2002-2003
  • Teaching Assistant: HgEd 598 Capstone Class for Higher Education Masters Students, Spring 2003 and Spring 2004
  • GLBT Youth in Iowa Schools Task Force, 2003-Present
  • NASPA MUFP Leadership Institute Faculty, 2005