The Mid-Atlantic Region consists of the following states - Delaware , Maryland , New Jersey , Pennsylvania , Virginia , and the District of Columbia (Washington D.C.). The Region has one Regional Representative, and each state has a State Representative to promote NACADA and academic advising within the region and state; please contact any individual on the Board for more information regarding state and/or regional information.

I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve as your chair and invite you to join with me in moving our region forward.  We would like to focus our energy on increasing our membership through outreach to student, faculty and community college advisors and recognizing our members through the NACADA Awards program and the Region 2 Awards program.  These goals are achievable with your help.  Please consider volunteering your time and expertise. There are many opportunities to volunteer at the local, state and regional level and everyone is invited. Please contact me and I will help you get connected. Volunteering is a great way to meet colleagues and network, not to mention, a good way to have fun.

2013 Region Approved By-Laws 

Region Chair

Karen Lewis, University of Maryland, (301)-405-3825

Steering Committee

Amber King, Delaware Technical Community College, Delaware Liaison (2017-2019)
Mark Costello, Drexel University, Eastern Pennsylvania Liaison (2015-2019)
Dawn Coder, Penn State University-University Park, Western Pennsylvania Liaison (2017-2019)
Liz Sutton, University of Pennslyvania, Communications Chair (2016-2020)
Karen Watson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State Liaison (2015-2019)
Bob Bullard, Rowan University, New Jersey Liaison (2016-2018)
Justin Williams, American University, District of Columbia Liaison (2016-2018)
Adaire Parker, University of Maryland, Maryland Liaison (2015-2019)
Tania Alvarez, Old Dominion University, Awards Chair (2017-2019)
Jonathan May, George Mason University, Membership and Mentor Coordinator (2016-2018)
Denise Berry, Delaware Technical Community College-Owens, Site Selection Coordinator (2016-2018)

Conference Co-Chairs - 2018

Nina Buchanan, Wilmington University, (320)-327-4868
Sherri Niblett, Delaware Technical Community College, (302)-259-6043

Conference Committee 2018

Amanda Thompson, Delaware Technical Community College, Best of Region
Amber King, Delaware Technical Community College, Exhibits & Donations
Cara Stanard, Delware Technical Community College, Feedback & Evaluations
Ahira Smith, Delaware State University, Hospitality
Donna Smith-Moore, Wilmington University, Hospitality
Sheri Rodriguez, University of Delaware, Meeting Logistics
Kathy Spencer, Delaware Technical Community College, Program Planning
Tammy Watkins, Delware Technical Community College, Promotions
Gavin Farber, Temple University, Proposals
Lee Hawkins, Delaware State University, Onsite Registration
Matthew Zink, Delaware Technical Community College, Onsite Registration
Andrew Millin, Mercer County Community College, Selection
Moira Curtis, University of Delaware, Technology
Georgeanna Spagnolo, Wesley College, Transportation
Domonique Carter, Delware Technical Community College, Volunteers

Region 2 Operating Principles

Mission and Purpose

NACADA Mission: NACADA promotes student success by advancing the field of academic advising globally. We provide opportunities for professional development, networking and leadership for our diverse membership

The Purpose of the Region: The Region’s purpose is to support NACADA’s mission by facilitating professional development activities, networking opportunities, leadership development, and member recruitment and service for the membership within their geographic area.

The regions propose activities to support academic advisors, faculty advisors and advising administrators within their geographic regions. Region members conduct annual region conferences, state, province or area drive-ins, promote NACADA membership and develop programs which fit the needs of their specific region.

Region Chairs, working with their steering committees, lead the functions of the regions. The following operating principles outline the responsibilities of the Region Steering Committee in accomplishing the work of the region and supporting NACADA’s mission.  

Here is a complete set of the Region 2 Operating Principles