LEADERSHIP DIRECTORY- REGION 5

Region Chair

Mark Vegter, Illinois State University (2017-2019)

Conference Chairs - 2019

Paul Beasley, Davenport University
Shantalea Johns, Wayne State University
Heidi Purdy, Michigan State University

Region Steering Committee - 2019

Heidi Purdy, Michigan Liaison 2017-2019, Michigan State University
Patricia MacMillan, Ontario/Nunavut Liaison 2017-2019, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Amy Foley, Wisconsin Liaison 2017-2019, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Cara Wetzel, Indiana Liaison 2016-2018, Purdue University
Dawn Huckelberry, Illinois Liaison 2016-2018, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bryce Cain, Ohio Liaison 2016-2018, Kent State University
Katherine Fraser, Communication Coordinator 2017-2019, Loyola University Chicago
Michela Buccini, Region 5 Mentoring Program Chair, University of Cincinnati
Rachel Pawlowski, Region 5 Awards Chair, Wayne State University

Conference Committee - 2019  

Sub- Committee Chairs
Common Reading - Deb Dotterer, Michigan State University
Communications and Social Media - Tamarie Willis , Wayne State University
Communications and Social Media - Takisha Lashore, Wayne State University
Concurrent Sessions - Martha Reck, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Concurrent Sessions - Jonelle Golding, Michigan State University
Evaluations and Feedback - Molly Duggan, Eastern Michigan University
Events, Hospitality, Travel and Transportation - Desmond Mack, Wayne State University
Events, Hospitality, Travel and Transportation - Stephanie Hawkes, Wayne State University
Logistics - Amanda Idema, Michigan State University
Mentoring - Michaela Buccini, University of Cincinnati
Mentoring - Rachel Pawlowski, Wayne State University
Poster Sessions - Roberta Rea, Oakland University
Pre-Conference - Anne London, Ferris State University
Program - Patricia MacMillan, University of Ontario
Registration - Chris Strychalski, Madonna University
Registration - Lynne L'Hommedieu, Central Michigan University
Sponsorship and Exhibitors - Paul Beasley, Davenport University
Volunteers - Kimberly Hunter, Wayne State University
Volunteers - Avanti Herczeg, Wayne State University
Wellness - Heather Sandlin, Wayne State University


Region 5 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 5 Operating Principles