S. Kent Butler

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Kent Butler is the President at American Counseling Association. In February of 2020, Dr. Butler was elected President-Elect of the American Counseling Association (ACA). His presidential year is 2021 – 2022. In July of 2019, Dr. Butler was appointed Interim Chief Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Officer at the University of Central Florida. In March of 2020, he was selected as a Fellow within the National Association of Chief Diversity Officer in Higher Education’s Chief Diversity Officer Fellows Program (NADOHE-CDOFP). He is a 2020 – 2021 cohort (C-7) member.

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  • One of the things that I think stops a lot of students from finding academic success is they're too busy trying to deal with life experiences that no one else takes into consideration. When white administrators were coming to me and saying, ‘what can I do?’, I had to stop trying to teach them what to do. And I had to say to them, what do you want to do?