Proven Leader * Impact-Driven Visionary

Kacheyta earned a B.S. in Management and an M.B.A. in Human Resources from the University of Southern Indiana.  Diversity & Inclusion as well as Career Development comprise 15 plus years of his experience in Higher Education and Associations.  As a strategy architect, Kacheyta has developed successful conferences, retention initiatives, assessment tools, and diversity metrics that have earned him honors such as one of the Evansville Business Journal’s 20 under 40 Emerging Leaders and Leadership Evansville’s Individual Leadership Award recipient.  He has also succeeded in developing partnerships with employers that have turned in to a variety of opportunities for students including internships, job shadowing, job placement, and more. Kacheyta has served on dozens of boards and committees that are community-focused with special attention reserved for people of color.  In his current role as Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for the National Association of Colleges and Employers, Kacheyta focuses efforts to advance the association and profession through a DEI lens. In addition to evaluating internal practices and analyzing all aspects of the association, Kacheyta also works with professionals throughout the nation to identify, investigate, and promote actions that move individuals and employers to be more inclusive. Some of his professional affiliations are with Career Development Professionals of Indiana (CDPI), National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE), NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Kappa Beta Delta International Honors Society (Honorary), Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honors Society, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated (Life Member).

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Expertise
  • Diversity and Inclusion

  • Metrics

  • Leadership and Personnel Management

  • Assessment

  • Collaboration

  • Special Population Programming

  • Affinity Groups

  • Recruitment/Retention

  • Career Development

  • Budget Management

  • Mentoring

  • Student Organizations

  • Presentation/Facilitation

  • Underserved Advocacy

  • Building Community

  • Cultivating Belonging

Selected Credentials 
  • Certified Career Advisor, International Association of Career Advisors
  • Certified Mediator, Social Justice Mediation Institute
  • Training, Safe Zone 
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate, USF
  • M.B.A, University of Southern Indiana​
  • B.S., University of Southern Indiana
Abbreviated Professional Background ​
Diversity Inclusion &Belonging, National Association of Colleges and Employers
2020 - Present
  • Designed and launched “Game Changers,” a DEI speaker series highlighting diverse voices from within the association including people that identity as African American, Asian, LGBTQ+, and non-gender conforming.

  • Led staff professional development leveraging Ibram Kendi’s “How to be an Antiracist” book to level set with language in the association’s collective efforts to deliver on its 10 Commitments to Anti-Racism

  • Oversaw 17 affinity groups, leading through a team of staff advisors and co-leads (roughly 60 individuals) to serve a larger body of 1,500+ engaged members

  • Reviewed association communications/documents and made edits to improved inclusivity including the Internship Guide, NACE Competencies, Social Media Postings, and others

  • Contributed to the development of the association’s updated DEI Statement and diversity related definitions

  • Reviewed and made recommendations to policies, practices, and processes to achieve association’s DEI goals and commitments.

  • Authored the association’s Inaugural Annual DEI report, providing transparency of the association’s commitments to anti-racism as well as other relevant components including membership demographics, strategic plan alignment, and resource identification

Career Development, Ivy Tech Community College
2015 - 2020

  • Developed the Diversity Scorecard vetted by the college for statewide implementation and strategic diversity planning

  • Led the cross-functional team responsible for developing campus specific diversity in leadership plan templates for use at all 19 campuses, making the charge of “increasing diversity in leadership” an actionable goal

  • Held the College accountable to diversity-related interview questions as a member of multiple search committees

  • Redesigned the Career Development staffing and service structure in collaboration with the Sellersburg Leadership Team, growing the office from 1 full-time employee to 5 full-time employees

  • Developed and implemented specialized career fairs, intentionally connecting students with employers in their fields of study; grew from hosting two career fairs annually (40 employers) to six career fairs annually (120 employers)

  • Planned and executed all Regional Career Development activities and initiatives which consisted of workshops, presentations, programming, career fairs, on-site employer recruitment, and community outreach

  • Coached students and alumni through the job search process including resume/cover letter review, interview preparation, and advocacy on student/alumni behalf with prospective employers resulting in phone interviews, face-to-face interviews and job placement

  • Provided occupational outlook and career specifications using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, O*Net, Hoosiers by the Numbers, and Career Calculator (Kentuckiana Works) as resource tools

Multicultural Center, University of Southern Indiana

​2007 - 2015 

  • Served as the business advisor to several student affinity groups including: Latinos Unidos, EXCEL Mentoring program, African Culture Student Union, and the South Asian Union

  • Collaborated with Director to host various annual programs including: MLK Memorial Luncheon, Phenomenal Women of USI and the Community Awards Ceremony, Fall Inspirational Speakers Series to honor Latino Heritage Month, and Stand Against Racism Rally

  • Contributed significantly to department programming that resulted in long-term increased academic performance among MCC program participants; mean GPA increased steadily over academic terms

  • Validated MCC student organization relevance by showing the mean GPA for participation was above 3.0 for two consecutive academic years, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015

  • Collaborated with the Office of Planning Research and Assessment to compile previously collected student data into demographic categories including: cohort, sex, ethnicity, and class standing to produce reports that demonstrated the department’s impact

  • Demonstrated that students who are actively involved in at least one MCC sponsored organization had a 10% higher impact on retention compared to the overall student population for the Fall of 2014

  • Proved that over 90% of the students who attend at least one MCC sponsored program were retained by the University for the Fall of 2012, 2013, and 2014; every student (100%) who attended one MCC sponsored program were retained in 2013.