Kristen Carr serves as the Student Activities Involvement & Student Organization Support Programs, Services, and Initiatives Coordinator at the University of Connecticut. With 10 years of higher education experience and a Master’s Degree in Student Personnel Services from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, she works to enhance the leadership learning environment for all students. With 700 clubs and 2600 leaders, Kristen directly oversees the SOLID student organization training program at UConn. Kristen has presented nationally and regionally on student leadership training programs and technologies. Kristen was awarded the Best Conference Session award in 2017 from the national Connect Conference.
Dr. John Wesley Lowery is department chair, graduate coordinator, and professor in the Student Affairs in Higher Education Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has also served as an affiliated consultant with the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM) since 2009. John previously served on the faculty at Oklahoma State University and the University of South Carolina. In addition to teaching, he coordinated graduate preparation programs at both those universities. He earned his doctorate at Bowling Green State University in Higher Education Administration. He previously held administrative positions at Adrian College and Washington University in St. Louis. John is actively involved in numerous professional associations including ACPA, ASCA, and NASPA. John holds a Masters degree in student personnel services from the University of South Carolina and an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Religious Studies. He is a frequent speaker and author on topics related to student affairs and higher education, particularly legislative issues (including Clery, FERPA, & Title IX) and student conduct on which he is widely regarding as a leading expert. Over his career, John has been honored by several professional organizations. In 2014, John was recognized as an ACPA Diamond Honoree for outstanding and sustained contributions to higher education and to student affairs. He has twice received the Tracy R. Teele Memorial Award from ACPA’s Commission for Student Conduct and Legal Issues for “outstanding contributions to the area of judicial affairs and legal issues” in 2014 and 2005. In 2009, the Standing Committee for Graduate Students and New Professionals of ACPA Recognized Dr. Lowery as the Outstanding Mention to Graduate Students. At the 2007 Association for Student Judicial Affairs Conference, he received the D. Parker Young Award for “outstanding ongoing scholarly research contributions to the fields of higher education and student judicial affairs.” In 2007, he was recognized by the Higher Education Administration doctoral program at Bowling Green State University as the alumnus of year in “recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession through teaching, research, and service.”
LeeAnne Sipe (she/her/hers) is currently the Director of Student Involvement & Leadership at the University of New Orleans. She previously served as the Assistant Director of Residence Life at Ohio Northern University. LeeAnne has more than 10 years of experience in higher education working in residence life, campus programs, leadership, and student organizations. She earned her master's in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University and is currently pursuing her PhD in higher education administration from the University of New Orleans. LeeAnne is actively involved in NACA, serving as a past Leadership Fellows mentor and as a current member of the Research and Scholars Group. Additionally, she serves on the NASPA Louisiana state board.
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