Lorraine Acker

Margaret Sloss Women's Center


Ph.D., Iowa State University

M.S., College Student Personnel, Western Illinois University

B.S., Afro-African American Studies and Political Science from SUNY College at Brockport


Brooklyn, NY

Favorite ISU memory or tradition:

Graduation!! I love being able to witness students proudly walk across the stage in celebration of their achievements. It's an important reminder of why I love what I do.

Favorite Motto:

"When I date to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."- Audre Lorde



Tennis, traveling (road trips), cooking, and hanging with friends and family.



Traveling, going to the theatre, reading (historical fictions)


Favorite Food:

Caribbean food


Fun Facts:

I have been to 17 countries and four continents

What I love most about my job:

The best part about my job is that I get to be innovative and creative in how I support students every day is an opportunity to think outside the box when it comes to helping students be successful. 

I'm listening to:

Gospel and WON retreat playlist- compliation of women empowerment songs.

I'm watching:

I love BBC crime dramas, so I am currently watching "Midsomer Murder." The show is based on Caroline Graham's Chief Inspector Barnaby book series.