The Diamond Honoree program recognizes colleagues who have made outstanding contributions to student affairs, teaching, and higher education.
Matthew Antonio Bosch, dean of student inclusive excellence and assistant professor, has been selected as a Class of 2020 Diamond Honoree by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). ACPA is a professional association whose mission is to transform higher education by creating and sharing influential scholarship, shaping critically reflective practice, and advocating for equitable and inclusive learning environments.
Established in 1999, the Diamond Honoree program recognizes colleagues who have made outstanding contributions to ACPA, student affairs and services, teaching, and higher education. The program also provides an opportunity to raise funds for future work, research and academic scholarship.
One of the highest awards given by ACPA, professionals are nominated for Diamond Honoree consideration based on their outstanding and sustained contributions to higher education and to student affairs. They may be former leaders of the profession, supervisors, teachers, or anyone who has had a continued and significant influence on the quality of college students’ experience.
More information about the program is available at http://foundation.myacpa.org/diamond-honoree/honorees. Below is the Diamond Honoree biography listed for Bosch:
Matthew Antonio Bosch serves as Dean of Student Inclusive Excellence and Assistant Professor at Elon University, NC. With degrees from University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, & Cornell, Dr. Bosch’s professional experience spans Academic Affairs, Admissions, Diversity Affairs, and Student Affairs. While Chief Diversity Officer for North Hennepin Community College, he was elected the 1st Latinx President of the Minnesota College Personnel Association, earning statewide recognition from the MN Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as “Top 25 Latino Leaders On The Rise.”
Dr. Bosch’s research focuses on the career advancement and intersectional identities of LGBTQ+ professionals in higher education. Providing leadership for diversity and identity centers, he teaches courses in Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies and Elon’s Masters of Higher Education program. Within ACPA, his leadership spans the governing board, assembly leadership, state chapter presidents, network directorates, coalition directorates, and foundation board, also serving as an annual conference presenter and panelist.
A first-generation college graduate, Dr. Bosch continues to appreciate how people “took a chance on him” throughout his schooling and career. Crediting ACPA among his list of chance-takers, he strives to give back to the association, igniting his passion to pay it forward so students and professionals feel validated, valued, and victorious.