On behalf of the Massachusetts College Personnel Association (MCPA) I want to thank you for your membership in the organization. Last week I had the pleasure of sitting on an alumni panel for Careers in Student Affairs Month, and one thing that I was able to reflect on while I was visiting Bridgewater State is that one constant we have in this field is change.
As Student Affairs professionals we work with change constantly and I think we handle it pretty well. Today, I am excited to tell you about a few great changes coming to MCPA this year and to announce some proposed changes
New Website and Blog
The new website is now live! Visit http://www.mymcpa.net or http://ma.myacpa.org to see upcoming events and to read the new MCPA blog the MCPA Minute. The MCPA Minute has replaced the quarterly newsletter and it is designed to provide on-going content for members. If you would like to submit
We are now accepting nominations for MCPA Awards. Please submit an award nomination today! Self-nominations are welcome. http://ma.myacpa.org/awards/
At the summer retreat the executive board voted to reduce the membership to $0. That’s right, FREE MEMBERSHIP! The board has committed to keeping the membership fee at $0 until December 31, 2016. There will be a small increase to $10 on January 1, 2017, then to $20 on January 1, 2018, and finally $30 on January 1, 2019.
So tell all your friends, sign-up for free and get the member rate for our events. If you know someone who is an ACPA member and wants to join MCPA have them contact Ankur Ponda, Senior Lead, ACPA Belong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The current MCPA Bylaws call for an annual review. This year the MCPA executive board completed an extensive bylaws review and there are many proposed changes. The executive board has gone through several revisions and now we want your input and feedback. Please visit http://ma.myacpa.org/about-mcpa/mcpa-bylaws/ to review the current bylaws and the proposed changes. You will have until Friday, October 30 to comment and provide input. A final draft will be submitted to the membership for review no later than November 5 and the vote will be held on December 5 at the annual Drive-in during the business meeting.
Help us celebrate MCPA’s 40th Anniversary! We will be hosting our annual Drive-In Conference on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Newbury College in Brookline, MA. For more information please visit http://ma.myacpa.org/event/mcpa-drive-in-conference/.
Want to Get Involved?
There are many great ways
- Host an event on your campus. We are always looking for locations for the Drive-In and Coffee Talks.
- Present a program at the Drive-in or be a panelist for a Coffee Talk or Webinar
- Submit an article for out new blog the MCPA Minute.
- Social media engagement – connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
John Mayo is the 39th President of the Massachusetts College Personnel Association (MCPA). John has been a member of MCPA since 2010 and has served in various roles on the MCPA Executive Board. Professionally, John Mayo is the Assistant Director of Residence Life at Newbury College in Brookline, MA. John is responsible for all the operational areas including keys, room assignments, work orders, and housing selection. Additionally, John oversees the Main Campus residence halls and supervises the Main Campus.
John holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Bridgewater State College (now University), a Master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.
Outside of his work in Higher Education, John is a commissioned Justice of the Peace in Brookline, MA and is a member of the Massachusetts Justices of the Peace Association (MJPA). John lives on-campus in Weltman Hall with his wife Sara and their Cairn Terrier Kodi.
Mail: Student Center 105, 129 Fisher Ave., Brookline, MA 02445