Annual Conference Advisory Board

The purpose of the Advisory Board is to oversee the curriculum and activities of the Annual Conference in order to advance the academic advising field globally – includes keynote session, concurrent presentations, pre-conference workshops, poster sessions, and other program formats to assure a successful event.

Advisory board members serve a two-year term and meet yearly at the NACADA annual conference. Members are asked to participate in a listserv and to join subcommittees when projects arise. While keeping a diverse group in mind, the advisory board members are chosen with the intent of showing representation across all regions and globally. Current membership is a necessity. Experience as a presenter, years of attendance at the annual conference, service/leadership at the region level, and/or service on a conference planning committee are highly favored when considering an appointment. If interested in joining the advisory board, please contact Rhonda Baker at baker@ksu.edu

Current Chair

Bruce Norris, Chair, West Chester University of Pennsylvania (2016-2018)

The Chair of the Advisory Board facilitates the work of the group by:

  • Working with the Executive Office staff on issues that need attention or discussion.
  • Facilitating Advisory Board discussion on issues via email and/or conference calls.
  • Facilitating Advisory Board meetings during the Annual Conference.
  • Working with the Executive Office and the President on appointment of new members each year.
  • Providing written reports to the Board of Directors at least twice annually.

Members

Beverley Childress, Auburn University  (2016-2018)

Tom Mabry United States AirForce Academy (2013-2017)

Barbara Smith, University of Texas - San Antonio  (2016-2018)

Pat Mason-Browne, University of Iowa (2015-2017)

Kevin Knutson, Western Michigan University (2015-2017)

Chris Hutt, Kennesaw State (2015-2017)

Sherrie Bosse, University of South Dakota (2015-2017)

Andrea Harris, Pepperdine University (2017-2019)

Kevin Thomas, 2017 Annual Conference Chair, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2015-2018)

Nicole Gaillard, Auburn University (2016-2018)

Trevor Hodge, Birmingham City University (2016-2018)

Joshua Johnson, University of Central Florida (2016-2018)

Christopher Kirchhof, University of Pittsburgh (2017-2019)

Alex Kunkle, Nevada State College, (2017-2019)

Megumi Makino-Kanehiro, University of Hawaii-Manoa (2017-2019)

Maureen Schafer, University of Iowa (2017-2019)

Dayna Zahorik, Ex Officio, Fox Valley Technical College (2016-2017)

Rhonda Baker, Executive Office Liaison