STUDENT AFFAIRS DIRECTOR NAMED PCPA PRESIDENT
Matthew Shupp, Penn State Brandywine’s director of student affairs, has been elected president of the Pennsylvania College Personnel Association (PCPA), a group providing leadership in the student development profession.
PCPA, an organization of approximately 160 members, represents many institutions—public, private, and two- and four-year—across the state of Pennsylvania. Shupp has been a member since 2002.
Prior to being named president, Shupp co-chaired the organization’s 25th Anniversary Conference in 2006 and held positions on the conference committee in 2007 and 2008. In his capacity as president for a term of three years, Shupp will oversee the executive board and represent PCPA at the annual American College Personnel Association annual national convention.
“My hope is to carry on the momentum that PCPA has gained over the last few years,” Shupp said, “as well as increase membership by exposing more graduate students and new professionals to the benefits of joining such a worthwhile and resource-rich organization.”
Shupp’s activities in the community do not end there. He is one of the authors of the recently released book, “Maybe I Should: Case Studies on Ethics for Student Affairs Professionals,” published by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). Specifically, Shupp contributed a case study entitled, “Student Affairs Petty Cash” to the book, which is available through ACPA and University Press of America.
In addition, Shupp was invited to deliver the keynote address for Community College of Philadelphia’s Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony in March.