LEADERSHIP DIRECTORY- REGION 3

The Mid-South Region consists of the following states - West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The Region has one Region Chair, 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.

Region Chair

Jeff Elliott, Region Chair, University of Tennessee- Knoxville (2017-2019)

Region Conference Co-Chairs - 2019

Jennifer Jones, Fairmont State University, (304) 367-4233
Dedra Cobb, Fairmont State University, (304) 367-4784

Region 3 Steering Committee - 2018

Suanne Early, Past Region Chair 2015-2017, University of Kentucky
Karen Hauschild, 2018 Conference Chair, College of Charleston
Jennifer McLamb, North Carolina State Liason (2017-2019), North Carolina State University
Rachel Quick, Kentucky State Liaison, University of Louisville (2015-2018)
Kristin Goodenow, South Carolina State Liaison, Clemson University (2016-2018)
Michelle Poland, West Virginia State Liaison, West Virginia University (2018)
Elizabeth Johnson, Tennessee State Liaison, University of Tennessee - Chattanooga (2017-2019)
Jennifer Jones,  Awards Coordinator, Fairmont State University (2017-2019)
Erica Harper, Communication Co-Chair, Clemson University (2018)
Eddie Bobbitt, Communication Co-Chair, University of Louisville, (2018)

Conference Committee - 2018

Karen Hauschild, Conference Chair, College of Charleston
Cristy Landis, Sub-Committee Chair for Registration, Hospitality, and Transporation, College of Charleston
Vikki Bernotski, Registration, Hospitality, and Transportation, University of Tennessee Cattanooga
Carol Brasington Wilson, Registration, Hospitality, and Transportation, Wofford College
Jordan Flynn, Registration, Hospitality, and Transportation, College of Charleston
Ron "Smitty" Smith, Registration, Hospitality, and Transportation, College of Charleston
Marian Teachey, Registration, Hospitality, and Transportation, ACED College Liaison
Stephanie Leahy, Sub-Committee Chair for Program Proposal and Selection, College of Charleston
Diane Bowers, Program Proposal and Selection, College of Charleston
Twaina Harris, Program Proposal and Selection, Claflin University
Kelly Kernich, Program Proposal and Selection, Trident Technical College
Tieren Scott, Program Proposal and Selection, Central Piedmont Community College
Mary Trent, Program Proposal and Selection, College of Charleston
Frankie Weeks, Program Proposal and Selection, Coastal Carolina
Marilee Smith, Exhibits, Donations, and Entertainment, College of Charleston
Maggie Szeman, Exhibits, Donations, and Entertainment, College of Charleston
Anne Muldrow, Sub-Committee Chair for Conference Promotion, College of Charleston
Julie Mulligan, Conference Promotion, College of Charleston
Stephanie Brown, Conference Promotion and Donations, College of Charleston
Susan Gourdin, Conference Promotion and Administrative Support, College of Charleston
Wendy Stephens, Sub-Committee Chair for Site Coordination, College of Charleston
Laura Suggs, Site Coordination, College of Charleston


Region 3 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 3 Operating Principles.