Welcome to the Minnesota College Professionals Association (MCPA)!

MCPA is dedicated to providing local and affordable professional development opportunities to our members. The MCPA Board is comprised of elected and appointed volunteers that are committed to providing quality programming to our membership.

Annually, we provide opportunities through conferences and drive-in workshops to help educate, grow, and develop our members in their positions within higher education. These events include our Fall Conference, Inclusion Institute, and Careers in Student Affairs Conferences for graduate and undergraduate students, and other networking opportunities.  These events are a great way to connect or reconnect with other higher education professionals within the state. We have four commissions that regularly host networking opportunities for members and non-members: Professionals of Color, LGBTA, Disabilities, and New Professionals.

I hope that you will take time to explore our site and the opportunities highlighted above along and consider membership or becoming involved on our leadership team. Please visit our membership page for more information on what you can gain from your MCPA membership: http://www.mcpa4you.org/Membership/Benefits/.  I encourage you to contact me if you have additional questions or to help find a way to connect with our membership.

Thank you,
Ali Nelson
MCPA President 2014-2015