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John Mayo

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NEACPA Newsletter Editorial Board- MA Representative


By Jonathan Ross

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By Dawn Eades MCPA President

John Mayo is the interim Housing

Coordinator and Area Coordinator at Newbury College in Brookline, MA. John has spent his

In June of 2013 a conversation start-

career focusing on residence life, housing, and stu-

ed about how to best serve the ACPA members

dent leadership. A 2006 graduate of Bridgewater

of New England. Gavin Henning of NH and I,

State College (MA), John holds a Master’s in

Jonathan Ross of VT, started to reach out to

Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana

leadership in the other New England states. We

University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts

wrote to the state directors from Massachusetts,

in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga

and Maine, Dawn Eades and Katherine


John has always enjoyed being involved

and meeting new people. He first got involved in grad school with PCPA (PA) holding several board one was to develop a quarterly newsletter to

Newsletter team I would like to welcome any

Gavin and I explained that we were concerned

share professional development opportunities

professional from our region to join us in the

for the ACPA members in the states that don’t

in each state, as well as information from the

process of making this quarterly publication a

currently have a regional professional home,

region, provide networking opportunities, and

reality. If you would like to join the editorial

only a national one, and that we would like

give professionals an opportunity to publish an

board staff please contact any current staff

to begin a conversation about what a regional

article on an area of expertise, research or best

member whose contact information can be

home might look like. Of course we wanted


found in their profiles. We would also like to

all state associations to keep their individual

We reached out to professionals who

encourage you to write about any professional

identify, but we wanted to see if there was a

would be willing to represent each state and

development that may be happening in your

way to be as regionally inclusive as we are at

started an editorial board. This board is charged

state or at your institution. The call for sub-

the state level. The main goal of what would

with the task of deciding on newsletter topics,

missions will be ongoing. We would encour-

be a New England ACPA consortium would

and articles each month, as well as identifying

age you to share any research, best practices,

be to create ways to increase the professional

authors, and soliciting updates from state asso-

personal stories from the field, perspective

development and networking opportunities to

ciations and other state events. The following

pieces, and many more. We would also invite

all ACPA members in New England while

professionals agreed to represent their states:

you to join us at an informal ACPA NE Social

still maintaining individual state identities.

VT- Jonathan Ross, NH- Dan Smith, MA- John

on Monday, March 31st at 8pm at the Hyatt

Dawn Eades and Katherine Letourneau were

Mayo, ME- Hannah Gladstone, CT- Joliana

Regency Indianapolis Level One Lounge. If

both on board and both brought it to their state

Yee, and RI- remains Open. We would be

you are unable to attend but would still like to

boards who voted in favor of continuing the

happy to expand our editorial board and include

become involved in this venture please contact

conversation. What the four of us decided is

as many professionals as are interested.

me at

that the first logical step for connecting every-

From all of us on the New England

positions positions, including Annual Conference Chair. His current professional involvement is with

The Massachusetts College Personnel

to include any professional who is searching for an

Association (MCPA) is excited to lend support to the

organization in which to be involved. In addition

development of the ACPA New England Regional

to Massachusetts, Rhode Island is also represented


in the MCPA membership ranks.

For almost 40 years MCPA has

promoted professional development opportunities to

members across Massachusetts. We are excited to

eral professional development events throughout

continue this support for ACPA members from around

the year and invite ACPA members throughout

New England as part of the New England ACPA

New England to participate.


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MCPA (MA) serving as the Newsletter Editor, 50th Anniversary Committee Chair, and Administrative Professionals Conference Co-Chair.

When John is not changing lives in

NEACPA Newsletter Editorial Board- CT Representative

Residence Life, he enjoys spending time with his

that are more ethno-relative as opposed to ethnocentric. Her academic interests are international education, Asian identity development, access and retention of underrepresented students. Currently in

wife, and his dog (a Toto dog named Kodi). John

Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Joliana

her third year as a Residence Hall Director at the

also enjoys traveling to amazing places and has

Yee came to the USA in 2006 as an international

University of Connecticut, Joliana is humbled and

even been camping in the Sahara Desert. John is

student to pursue her undergraduate degree at Miami

excited to serve on the editorial board for the inau-

also on Twitter, you should follow him: @jmayojr”

University (Ohio). It was at Miami that she became

gural edition of the New England ACPA Newsletter

involved with Residential Life as a Resident Assistant

because she sees this initiative as an invaluable

and was first introduced to the field of Student Affairs.

opportunity to facilitate a community amongst her

After graduating with a B.A. in Economics and

ACPA colleagues in the region to enhance and cel-

Political Science, Joliana made the decision to attend

ebrate and the work that we do. More importantly,

the Higher Education and Student Affairs Master’s

she hopes this newsletter will act as a catalyst for

program at Indiana University (Bloomington). Her

the formation of a stronger network of support

experiences as an Asian international student and now

amongst student affairs professionals of color in the

professional at PWIs continues to informs her practice

New England region. Feel free to contact me at joli-

as a social justice educator as she strives to advocate or twitter handle @JolianaY

Joliana Yee

Letourneau for their support and guidance.

for inclusive environments that are built on practices

Dan Smith

Jonathan Ross NEACPA Newsletter Editorial Board- VT Representative

Jonathan Ross is a Residence Hall Director/

Programming and Community Service Coordinator, Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach, and Adjunct Faculty member at Lyndon State College. He had previously been involved in Residential Life as a Graduate Hall Director for New England College where he received

coordinator for the NCAA Choices Grant. Jonathan is

his Masters in Higher Education Administration.

a member of both the National Association Student

Jonathan was a student staff member for three and

Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and the ACPA

a half years in Residential Life at Plymouth State

College Student Educators International.

University where he received his Interdisciplinary

It is exciting to have the opportunity to bridge state

Hello New England ACPAers,

Music Business Bachelor of Science. His responsibil-

lines in order to bring all ACPA members from our

I am very excited to be writing to

ities at Lyndon consist of all residential programming

region together. Being from a small state it has been

you all in our first edition of the New England

on campus consisting of approximately 400 programs

difficult to collaborate with other ACPA members and

ACPA Newsletter. More than that, I am excited

per year, overseeing the Service Learning Program by

I know that this newsletter is a step in the right direc-

for the chance to connect more closely with you

making and maintaining connections with organiza-

tion towards helping all professionals in our unique

all through this great endeavor. When I was first

tions to benefit both the local and college communities

geographical location. I would welcome anyone who

approached about this idea I was immediately

and coordinate service trips providing 1,000+ hours

is interested in being involved in this effort from VT or

excited by the prospect for binging together the

of service opportunities for LSC students annually, as

any other state to reach out to me at Jonathan.Ross@

6 New England states to collaborate and share

well as being directly responsible for four co-ed build-

with each other. One of the things I have been

ings housing on campus students as well as a project

NEACPA Newsletter Editorial Board- NH Representative

looking for in NH was a way to be more involved in the local area with colleagues who are nearby (although nothing is nearby in NH).

This is my third year working at

Dartmouth, but I have spent a life time in NH. It has been exciting to work in my home state and connect with folks on a whole new level through the higher education community. It has also been

Editorial Board New Hampshire

Dan Smith & Gavin Henning Connecticuit

Rhode Island

Currently Open Massachusetts

Joliana Yee

John Mayo



Jonathan Ross

Hannah Gladstone

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Hannah Gladstone NEACPA Newsletter Editorial Board- ME Representative

fun to see how both small and large the field is by

Hannah Gladstone is currently serving as the Assistant

connecting with grad school colleagues who are

Dean of Students at Thomas College in Waterville,

now working in NH alongside me. In the past I

ME where she has been since 2003. She began work-

have hosted networking events here at Dartmouth

ing at Thomas as the Director of Residential Life and

Education and Marketing also from SNHU. She is

reaching out the NH, VT, and ME with some good

Housing, then moved to the Director of Student Life

currently ABD in her Doctoral Program in Higher

success. I believe that through this newsletter we

position and now currently in her role as Assistant

Education Leadership.

can bring a new sense of collaboration and con-

Dean. She is also currently servicing as the Parent

nectedness to the Higher Ed community in New

and Family KC Rep for NASPA Region 1. Prior to

Hannah began teaching High School at the same

England. As the NH Representative to the Editorial

working at Thomas, she began her career in Student

time she was working as a Resident Director at

board I will be reaching out to folks across the state

Affairs through Residential Life and Housing as a

Notre Dame College. After six years teaching at

looking for submissions and updates about what’s

Coordinator at the University of New England in

the High School level and working as a Resident

new in your neck of the woods. If you have ideas

Portland, ME, a Resident Director at Notre Dame

Director, she made the professional decision to

or updates please feel free to contact me directly at

College in Manchester, NH and an RA/Grad Assistant

move into Higher Education full time – a decision

at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) in

that has led to a very fulfilling career.

Manchester, NH.

Fresh from her Master’s program,

Hannah is excited and honored to repre-

Hannah received her Bachelor’s degree in

sent Maine through this important communication

Marketing from SNHU (at the time, it was known

medium and is looking forward to bringing together

as New Hampshire College) and her Master’s in

a strong network of professionals from the region.

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