Cia Verschelden has worked in higher education for 31 years. A residence hall director during her doctoral research, she has also served as a faculty member in social work, women’s studies, American ethnic studies, and nonviolence studies. She is currently the Executive Director of Institutional Assessment at the University of Central Oklahoma, where she teaches in sociology and has taught in the first-year experience program. She has been active in faculty leadership and in academic administration for 15 years, serving at public institutions, both four-year and community college. In every position, the one constant in her work and life has been advocacy for social justice and equity.