NextGen Planning Team

Lisa Landreman
NextGen 2023 Chair

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Pronouns: She/her/hers

Position(s) and Institutions: Vice President of Student Affairs Willamette University

Lisa Landreman currently serves as the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Willamette University in Salem, OR. For over 3 decades she has worked in higher education and students affairs administration in various roles in residence life, disability services, health education and Title IX and on the leadership team of 3 Semester at Sea voyages. Serving as a scholar-practitioner throughout her career, she has taught courses and co-authored articles on student development, sexual violence prevention, and intercultural learning, and edited a book on social justice education facilitation. She served on the ACPA Governing Board as Director for Professional Development and was recognized as a Diamond Honoree for leadership in the field. Landreman received her BS in Social Work from UW-LaCrosse, her MS in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University and her Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Michigan.

Will L. Hsu

Pronouns: He/him/his/他

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Position(s) and Institutions: Residence Director, University of San Francisco

A first-generation college graduate and ACPA 2017 NextGen alumnus, Will Hsu currently serves as a Residence Director and Coordinator of the Asian/Asian American Staff & Faculty Council (AAASFC) at the University of San Francisco. Since attending NextGen and his first ACPA Convention, Will has volunteered with the NextGen Institute, as an ACPA Convention Caucusing Facilitator, and served on the Directorate Board for ACPA’s Asian Pacific American Network (APAN). Outside of ACPA, Will has been involved with NASPA’s Asian Pacific Islander Knowledge Community (APIKC) and has volunteered as a NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) Mentor. Traveling, foodventures, cooking, indoor rock climbing, learning new languages, movies, (car)aoke, and Costco are some of the things that bring Will joy outside of student affairs. Will earned his B.A. in Communication from the University of California, San Diego, and his M.S. in Student Affairs Administration from SUNY Binghamton University. 


Dana Pursley

Pronouns: She/her

Preferred Email Address: [email protected]

Position(s) and Institutions: Director of the Alford Community Leadership and Involvement Center – Denison University

Dana Carnes Pursley is a leadership educator committed to developing students who will create change by leading their organizations, communities, and the future. In her 15+ year career, Dana has worked in residence life, leadership education & development, campus organizations & student government, fraternity & sorority life, community service & civic engagement, and large-scale programming & campus traditions. Currently, Dana serves as the Director of the Alford Community Leadership and Involvement Center (CLIC). Prior to Denison, Dana served as the Associate Director of the Center for Leadership at Elon University in North Carolina. Dana has also worked at Wittenberg University and Otterbein University. Dana’s professional interests include student organization development, voter education & registration, hazing prevention, LGBTQIA+ support, and assessment.

Lauren Murphy

Pronouns: She/her

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Position(s) and Institutions: Director, Residential Education- George Washington University

Lauren is the Director for Residential Education at the George Washington University. She is a proud native of Massachusetts, and received her BA in English and History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her MA in English and History at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. She has worked in Student Affairs/ Residential Life professionally for the last 8 years.

Marci Rockey

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Pronouns: she/her/hers

Position(s) and Institutions: 

Assistant Coordinator & Academic Advisor, College Student Personnel Administration Program (CSPA), Illinois State University

Marci Rockey just returned to her alma mater, Illinois State University, as the Assistant Coordinator & Academic Advisor for the CSPA program. Prior to this position, Marci was the Assistant Director for Community College Relations & Research at the Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has ten years of experience as a community college student affairs practitioner. Marci earned both her BA and MS Ed. (CSPA concentration) from Illinois State University and her PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include advancing equitable outcomes for community college students, particularly racially minoritized and/or rural student populations. 

Kevin L. Wright, Ed.D.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

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Position(s) and Institutions: Senior Equity Facilitator/Consultant, Center for Equity & Inclusion

Bred from the Historic Westside of Las Vegas, raised with Louisiana southern values, and born from a lineage of African, Creole, and Indigenous ancestry, Dr. Wright currently serves as a Senior Equity Facilitator/Consultant for the Center for Equity and Inclusion (CEI). Kevin is responsible for raising consciousness, building skills and developing strategies to socialize and operationalize equity efforts throughout organizations.  Wright’s commitment to racial justice, equity, and inclusion is rooted in his approach with shifting cultures and processes one system at a time to advocate for individuals with historically marginalized identities. Kevin earned a bachelors in Business Communications with a minor in Sociology from Northern Arizona University, a masters in Student Affairs Administration from Lewis & Clark College, and a doctorate of education in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University.

Adrianna Guram

Pronouns: She/hers

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Position(s) and Institutions: Associate Director, Residence Life, East Tennessee State University (ETSU)

Adrianna currently serves as the Associate Director, Residence Life in the ETSU Department of Housing and Residence Life, where she is responsible for leadership of the Department’s Residential Model: Living the Buccaneer Experience, and providing oversight for residence life staffing, budgets, and the departmental curriculum. She also currently serves as co-chair for ETSU’s 4th Annual Equity and Inclusion Conference, as well as a campus trainer in areas of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Her 20+ years in higher education span work in first-year experiences, learning/living-learning communities, and housing and residence life. Adrianna earned her bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Social Work from ETSU, a Master’s degree in Higher Education & Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Colorado State University. 

Kristen Young

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Position(s) and Institutions: Executive Director, LeaderShape

Kristen serves as Executive Director at LeaderShape. She is a lifer at LeaderShape! Her first experience with LeaderShape was as a participant! In her current role, Kristen is responsible for the programmatic components of LeaderShape’s three programs, the Institute, Catalyst, and Resilience. She oversees the curriculum, facilitation, and implementation of these programs to ensure that they continue to advance LeaderShape’s mission and vision. She also works with the LeaderShape staff to help them to contribute their best work as they bring these programs to life.

Kristen received her undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the University of Illinois. Upon completing her undergraduate work, she decided that working with college students and helping them become the best versions of themselves was the path for her career. To help fulfill that desire to work with students, she attended the University of South Carolina where she received her M.Ed in Higher Education and Student Affairs. She was a practitioner on a college campus for a few years before joining the LeaderShape staff in 2004.

Hannah Minghui Hou

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Position(s) and Institutions: PhD Candidate in Higher Education, Old Dominion University

Hannah Minghui Hou is a Ph.D. candidate in the higher education program at Old Dominion University. Her research interests include but are not limited to, issues of equity in international education, curriculum internationalization, neoracism, and international students’ experiences. She is passionate about establishing equitable and inclusive formal and informal learning environments for international students from a postcolonial perspective. She is a graduate assistant in the Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership. She also serves as Production Editor for the Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education.

Trina Sokoloski, Ed.D.

Pronouns: she/her

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Position(s) and Institution: Director for Training & Assessment, College Houses & Academic Services, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Trina Sokoloski is a proud graduate of Syracuse University and credits her campus involvement in marching band, residence life, and student leadership, combined with her academic interests as major influences on her career development in higher education. (To Be Continued…)