NCAA Advisory Board

The mission of the NACADA / NCAA Advisory Board is to develop and implement professional development programs and services for academic advisors, academic counselors, and academic and athletic administrators/staff who advise and provide academic support for student-athletes on college and university campuses and to support a strong and enduring partnership between NACADA and the NCAA.

Interested in joining the NCAA Advisory Board?

Please complete the  NCAA Advisory Board -Member Interest Form and email it to Elisa Shaffer at the NACADA Executive Office.

Current Chair

Michelle Ware, University of Notre Dame

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.


Michelle Ware, Chair, University of Notre Dame (2016-2018)

Adrienne Ridgeway, Past Chair, Marquette University (2016-2018)

Jacqueline Nicholson, Advising Student Athletes Commission Chair, Norfolk State University (2015-2017, Continuing as Member At-Large 2017-2019)

Wesley Maas, Advising Student Athletes Commission Chair (2017-2019)

Kaydee Emperley, Member At-Large (2017-2018)

Katharine Hannah, Member At-Large (2017-2019)

Will Lewis, Member At-Large, (2017-2018)

Marybeth Maneen, Member At-Large (2017-2019)

Lisa Rubin, Member At-Large, Kansas State University (2015-2017, 2017-2019)

Amy Vos, Member At-Large, University of Nebraska - Omaha (2016-2018)

Karen Schiferl, Member At-Large, (2015-2017, 2017-2019)

DeAnna Wiley, NCAA, Ex Officio

Charlie Nutt, NACADA Executive Office Liaison

Elisa Shaffer, NACADA Executive Office Liaison