Ximena Zúñiga Received the Lifetime Achievement Award From the American College Personnel Association

Ximena Zúñiga, professor of social justice education in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, was the recipient of the College Student Educators International Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College Personnel Association.

The ACPA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have more than two decades of extraordinary long-term involvement and service to the field of student affairs and/or higher education over an extended period of time. ACPA has nearly 7,500 members representing 1,200 private and public institutions from across the U.S. and around the world.

In addition to receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, Professor Zúñiga has been named an ACPA Senior Scholar for a five-year term beginning in 2020. ACPA Senior Scholars represent the best of engaged scholarship relevant to student affairs work in higher education. Scholars are senior members of the profession who have made exemplary and sustained contributions to ACPA’s mission of generating and disseminating knowledge and who have the commitment to further advance research and theory.

Before joining the faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Dr. Zúñiga directed the Program on Intergroup Relations at the University of Michigan where she participated in developing the intergroup dialogue educational model in higher education. She is a graduate of the Universidad Catolica de Chile. Dr. Zúñiga holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

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