Knowledge Groups (KGs)


We are so excited to announce the launch of our newest member benefit, the SoACE Knowledge Center! The Knowledge Center will be your central location to find all archived programming, content and more!

Items include SoACE resources and resources from members and other organizations. You will need to use your member log-in to view these resources. If you have a resource you would like to submit to supplement, please contact the appropriate KG Chair (listed below or on the individual resource pages).

Administration   |   Assessment & Data Analytics   |   Career Advising & Counseling   |   Employer

Employer Relations   |   Experiential Education   |   Small Colleges & Universities   |   Technology

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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 on Slack
  • 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

  • Chair: Vivian O’Brien, UNC Greensboro, [email protected]  
  • Assistant Chair: Andrew Boles, Baylor University, [email protected]   
  • Past Chair: Tracy Austin, Clemson University, [email protected]
  • Program Co-Coordinator: VACANT
  • Program Co-Coordinator: VACANT
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: Katie Wiley, The University of Tennessee, [email protected]  
  • Assistant Chair: Katelyn Cohen-Kivett, University of North Carolina - Greensboro, [email protected]
  • Past Chair: Renard Miles, William & Mary, [email protected]
  • Program Coordinator for Tweet Chats and Social Media: VACANT
  • Program Coordinator for Webinars and Professional Development: Katina Raines, Georgia State University, [email protected]
  • Program Chair for Employer Relations Summit: Alicia Low, Oklahoma State University, [email protected] 
  • Program Assistant Chair for Employer Relations Summit: Nyree Brockman, The University of Texas at Tyler, [email protected]

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

  • Chair: Lauren Bosselait, Elon University, [email protected]
  • Assistant Chair: Robin Kazmarek, Elon University, [email protected]
  • Past Chair: Brent McLemore, Stephen F. Austin State University, [email protected]
  • Co-Program Coordinator: Wesley Dickens, Ole Miss, [email protected]
  • Co-Program Coordinator: VACANT
  • Communications/Relationship Coordinator: VACANT

Small Colleges and Universities: Members working for institutions of higher education whose enrollment is less than 6,500 students.

  • Chair: Lauren DeHaan, University of North Carolina-Asheville, [email protected]
  • Assistant Chair: Kristi Monckton, Southwestern University, [email protected] 
  • Past Chair: Gena Robbins, The University of West Alabama, [email protected]
  • Program Coordinator: VACANT
  • Communications Coordinator: VACANT

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

  • Chair: VACANT
  • Assistant Chair: VACANT
  • Past Chair: Danielle Golinski, Elon University, [email protected]
  • Boot Camp Coordinator: Michael Estepp, Baylor University, [email protected]
  • Emerging Technology Coordinator: Cheryl Rotyliano, Wake Forest University, [email protected]

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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 may include the Chair, Assistant Chair/Chair Elect, Program Coordinator, Communication Liaison, Conference Planning Liaison and Professional Development Liaison and Resource Coordinator

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. You must be logged in to SoACE Connect to complete the form. Your KG membership chair will send you a confirmation email containing additional information about the group.

Join/Edit KG Selections

For additional information and/or assistance in joining a SoACE Knowledge Group, please contact Jessica Campbell, [email protected] , or Renard Miles, [email protected].

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