Linda Kuk currently serves as the Program Chair for the Higher Education Leadership and Counseling Programs in the School of Education at Colorado State University and is an Associate Professor of Education. Within her work she continues to prepare Community College student affairs and other administrative personnel for leadership roles in Community Colleges. Prior to her return to the faculty in 2006, she served as the Vice President of Student Affairs at Colorado State University, her alma mater. During her administrative career she served as a Vice President for Student Affairs for nearly 23 years at Colorado State University, the Rochester Institute of Technology and SUNY, Cortland. She also served as Dean of Students at Marquette University in Milwaukee Wisconsin, and held various positions within student affairs divisions at Iowa State University and the University of Connecticut. She has served as an organizational consultant for a number of Colleges and Universities within the United States and in China. She published the book, Positioning Student Affairs for Sustainable Change in 2010, and another book entitled, New Realities: Emerging Specialist Roles and Structures in Student Affairs Organizations in 2012. She has over 25 articles in referred journals, as well as numerous book chapters and presentations. Her research interests include: issues related to organizational behavior and leadership in student affairs and higher education, student engagement and retention, and student affairs professional development. In her limited spare time she is a painter, dabbling in a variety of media and also likes to bike and golf. She has been honored by Iowa State University as the College of Education Alumni of the year, and is a Pillar of the Profession awarded by the NASPA Foundation. She has recently been honored as the Advisor of the year by the College of Applied Human Science at Colorado State University.James H. Banning is Professor of Education at Colorado State University. He has served as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and Vice President for Student Affairs at Colorado State University.