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Vernon A. Wall has accumulated over 30 years of 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 Business Development for LeaderShape, Inc.


Vernon is also President and Founder of One Better World, LLC – a consulting firm specializing in engaging others in courageous social justice and equity conversations. In spring of 1998, Vernon sailed with Semester at Sea as a member of the Student Life Team accompanying 600 students on a voyage around the world. Vernon is also a past President of ACPA – College Student Educators, International.


With degrees from North Carolina State University and Indiana University, Vernon is the consummate scholar-practitioner. Vernon 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 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. Vernon’s passion for social justice and inclusion is grounded in a quote from his late grandmother: “May the work I’ve done speak for me.”

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Places Vernon has been.



Vernon Wall has been all around the U.S. and Internationally too! Many of the locations below have been a part of Vernon's journey more than once and it is through these destinations that he has impacted hundreds of campuses, thousands of staff and students, and many different conferences. Take a look at just some of the places he has been a part of!


  • Auburn University

  • Alabama State RHA Conference



  • University of Arizona

  • Arizona State University

  • Northern Arizona University



  • University of Arkansas



  • California State University, Long Beach

  • California State University, Channel Islands

  • California State University, Monterey Bay

  • Loyola Marymount University

  • Occidental College

  • Santa Clara University

  • San Jose State University

  • University of California, Davis

  • University of California, Santa Barbara

  • University of California, Los Angeles

  • Chapman University

  • Sonoma University

  • University of San Francisco

  • Cal Poly Pomona



  • Colorado Mountain College

  • Colorado School of Mines

  • Regis University

  • University of Colorado, Boulder

  • University of Colorado, Denver

  • Norwich University



  • Eastern Connecticut State University

  • Regional Technical Community College

  • Nanqatuck Community College

  • Connecticut College

  • Southern Connecticut State University



  • University of Delaware



  • American University

  • Human Rights Campaign

  • George Washington University



  • Florida State University

  • Rollins College

  • University of Tampa

  • Nova College

  • Stetson University

  • Florida RA Conference

  • Florida Gulf Coast University

  • University of Miami



  • Clayton State University

  • Georgia State University

  • University of Georgia

  • Georgia College Personnel Association 

  • Georgia College

  • West Georgia College

  • Georgia Southern University

  • Emory University

  • Brewton Parker College

  • Dekalb College

  • Oxford College of Emory University

  • Gainesville College

  • Oglethorpe University

  • Augusta University

  • Georgia Southwestern University

  • Dalton College

  • Brunswick College



  • University of Idaho



  • DePaul University

  • Illinois State University

  • Loyola University Chicago

  • University of Illinois

  • Western Illinois University

  • Southern Illinois University

  • Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

  • Northwestern University

  • McKendree University



  • Ball State University

  • Indiana University

  • Indiana State University

  • Purdue University

  • DePauw University

  • Indiana University Alumni Association

  • University of Indianapolis



  • Central College

  • Grand View University

  • Iowa State University 

  • Wartburg College

  • Grinnell College

  • Cornell College



  • Mid-American Greek Council Association

  • University of Kansas

  • Kansas State University


  • Metropolitan Community College


  • Goucher College

  • University of Maryland

  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • Maryland College Personnel Association

  • Johns Hopkins University

  • Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University



  • Clark University

  • Massachusetts College of Arts

  • Simmons College

  • Suffolk University

  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  • Northeastern University

  • Bentley University

  • Boston Latin School

  • Bunker Hill Community College

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)



  • Grand Valley State University

  • Western Michigan University

  • University of Michigan

  • Michigan State University



  • Hamline University

  • Minnesota State Colleges & Universities

  • University of St Thomas

  • University of Minnesota

  • Carleton College

  • Macalester College

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • Minnesota College Personnel Association



  • University of Mississippi



  • St Louis University

  • Truman State University

  • University of Central Missouri

  • University of Missouri

  • Central Missouri State University

  • Washington University

  • Northwest Missouri State University

  • Westminster College


  • Nebraska Wesleyan University

  • University of Nebraska

  • Creighton University

  • Scottsbluff Public Schools



  • Campus Compact of New Hampshire

  • University of New Hampshire



  • Rowan University

  • Rutgers University



  • Alfred University

  • Colgate University

  • New York University

  • New York University - Polytechnic School of Engineering

  • Queens College Student Services Union

  • Fordham University

  • Ithaca College

  • Marist College 



  • Appalachian State University

  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville

  • University of North Carolina, Pembroke

  • Wake Forest University

  • Davidson College

  • North Carolina State University

  • Triad RA Conference

  • Wingate University

  • Elon University

  • North Carolina Housing Officers

  • Fayetteville State University

  • East Carolina University

  • Elon University 



  • Miami University of Ohio

  • Ohio State University

  • Ohio University

  • University of Dayton

  • Wright State University

  • University of Cincinnati

  • Bowling Green State University

  • Case Western Reserve University



  • University of Oklahoma



  • Lewis and Clark College

  • University of Oregon

  • Oregon State University

  • Portland State University



  • Allegheny College

  • Bucknell University

  • Keystone College

  • Kurtztown University

  • Lehigh University

  • University of Pittsburgh

  • Lafayette College

  • Kings College

  • Penn State University

  • Slippery Rock University

  • Susquehanna University

  • Washington & Jefferson College



  • Rhode Island School of Design



  • Clemson University Foundation

  • University of South Carolina

  • University of South Carolina - Aiken

  • Presbyterian College



  • East Tennessee State University



  • Texas A&M University

  • University of Texas - Pan American

  • Texas Tech University

  • University of Texas - Austin



  • Salt Lake Community College

  • Westminster College



  • University of Vermont



  • James Madison University

  • Old Dominion University

  • Virginia Tech

  • University of Virginia

  • University of Richmond

  • Randolph Macon College

  • George Mason University

  • Longwood University



  • Pacific Lutheran University

  • Saint Martin's University

  • University of Puget Sound

  • Central Washington University

  • Eastern Washington University 

  • University of Puget Sound



  • Edgewood College

  • University of Wisconsin

  • University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

  • University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse

  • University of Wisconsin - Madison

  • St Norbert College

  • Wisconsin College Personnel Association



  • University of Toronto at Mississauga



  • ACPA - College Student Educators International

  • AIM-HO Conference (University Housing)

  • Association for Non-Traditional Students in Higher Ed (ANTSHE) Regional Conference

  • Association for University College Counselors and Centers Directors (AUCCCD)

  • Association of College Unions International

  • Association of Conference and Events Directors

  • Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors

  • BACCHUS/GAMMA Convention

  • Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

  • LeaderShape, INC (co-lead facilitator)

  • MACUHO RA Conference, Keynote

  • MGCA (Mid-American Greek Council Association)

  • Midwest Meeting of Graduate Students in Student Personnel

  • NACA National Convention, Consultant in Residence

  • NACA Upper Midwest Regional Conference

  • NACURH Consultant in Residence

  • NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

  • NASPA Region IV West Conference

  • National Conference on Student Services

  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars

  • NODA (orientation directors)

  • Planned Parenthood Southeast

  • SACSA (southern association of college student affairs)

  • Semester at Sea / Institute for Shipboard Education

  • WACUHO Annual Conference

  • White Privilege Conference

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