Knowledge Groups

Be in the KNOW | Be a part of SoACE Knowledge Groups


How will SoACE Knowledge Groups benefit me?

Are you interested in a forum designed specifically to address the current challenges, questions, and trends that you face in your everyday work?  Would the experience and best practices of colleagues be of value to you?  If so, you will be interested in learning more about SoACE’s Knowledge Groups.

SoACE Knowledge Groups offer members the opportunity to learn about and contribute to the growing and evolving body of knowledge that guides our profession.  By joining a Knowledge Group members have access to…

  • up to date information, opinions and perspectives on current issues
  • content specific online communities
  • resources and tools helpful to those working in specific content areas
  • assistance in networking with other professionals in the field

What are the focus areas for each of the Knowledge Groups?

SoACE has 8 different Knowledge Group areas focusing on different content areas of our profession.  A brief description of each of these 8 Knowledge Groups are provided below, along with the name and email address of that Knowledge Group’s chairperson.  Feel free to email him/her for more information about the group. 

Administration:  Directors and administrative staff who have management responsibilities including strategic planning, budgeting, staffing, research, outcomes, legal issues, etc.

Assessment and Data Analytics:  Members who utilize various forms of data/surveys to track student/employee success, improve services and other means of assessing program effectiveness

Career Advising/Counseling:  Members who counsel and advise students and alumni on various stages of career development from choosing career/major to job search strategies.

Employer:  Members working for employing organizations/businesses involved in college relations and recruitment.

Employer Relations:  Members working for institutions of higher education who develop and sustain employer partnerships, coordinate on campus recruitment and employer involvement, etc.

  • Chair: Emmanuela Stanislaus, Florida International University
  • Assistant Chair: Jessica Campbell, Rice University
  • Program Coordinator for Virtual Connections: Jill Boatright, Loyola University
  • Assistant Program Coordinator (Webinars): Laura Smith, University of Alabama - Birmingham
  • Assistant Program Coordinator (Tweet Chats/Social Media): Charlie Foster, Baylor University

Experiential Education:  Members who are involved in aspects of experiential education and student employment.

  • Chair: Kim Satz, Texas Christian University
  • Program Coordinator: Lauren Kume, Florida State University

Technology:  Members who design, implement, coordinate, update, and/or facilitate technological support for programs, social media and services.

Two-Year Colleges: Members engaged in community or state colleges, certificate programs, trade schools, etc. with a population different than the traditional age baccalaureate student.


The Two-Year College KG met at the annual conference in New Orleans. These professionals are sharing ideas and supporting one another to achieve their goals.


Are there opportunities for involvement within the Knowledge Groups?

Each knowledge group is led by a team of volunteers with specific experience and interest in the content area of their Knowledge Group.  These positions include the Chair, Assistant Chair/Chair Elect, Communication Liaison, Conference Planning Liaison and Professional Development Liaison. 

In addition, to the positions listed above, Knowledge Group members are invited to help conduct research, present on designated topics at the annual conference, develop webinars and share resources with the SoACE membership relevant to the ongoing work of the group. 


How do I join a Knowledge Group?

All Knowledge Group members must also be current members of SoACE. To join a Knowledge Group, simply click here to fill out the online membership form. You must be logged in to SoACE Connect to complete the form.

Please allow 24 hours for the updates to take place. Your KG membership chair will send you a confirmation email containing additional information about the group.

For additional information and/or assistance in joining a SoACE Knowledge Group, please contact Courtney Edwards, courtney@lsu.edu, or Mark Colvenbach, MCOLVENBACH@UT.EDU.

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