LEADERSHIP DIRECTORY- REGION 7

The South - Central Region consists of the following states - Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. 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.             

Region Chair

Christina Bowles, Missouri State University, 417-836-5258

Region Conference Chair - 2018

Autumn Parker, University of Arkansas- Fayetteville, 479-575-4622

Region Steering Committee - 2018

Autumn Parker, Arkansas Liaison, University of Arkansas (2016-2018 Term)
Nikki Brown, Kansas Liaison, University of Kansas (2015-2017 Term)
Anthony Oster, Louisiana Liaison, Louisiana State University (2015-2017 Term)
Paula Aguilar, Missouri Liaison, Webster (2016-2018 Term)
Allison Tifft, Oklahoma Liaison, Oklahoma University (2016-2018 Term)
Betsy Haddad, Texas Liaison, University of Texas - San Antonio (2015-2017 Term)
Barbara Smith, Past Region Chair, University of Texas - San Antonio (2014-2016)
Bonnie Bustos-Rios, Communications Coordinator (2015-2017), Texas A&M University
Angelica Barrera, Budget Coordinator (2016-2018), University of Texas-San Antonio

Region Conference Committee - 2018

Autumn Parker, Conference Chair, University of Arkansas
Teresa Scott, Proposals Committee, University of Arkansas
Melissa Jackson, Proposals Committee, Arkansas State University
Chassidy Cooper, Hospitality and Entertainment Committee, University of Arkansas- Little Rock
Aaron Abbott, Technology Committee, John Brown University
Bonnie Bustos-Rios, Technology Committee, Texas A&M University
JoAnn Chandler, Volunteers Committee, University of Arkansas- Fort Smith
Danielle Jolie, Volunteers Committee, University of Arkansas- Fort Smith
Jill Geisler Wheeler, Volunteers Committee, University of Arkansas
Zach Pharr, Communication/Marketing Committee, Northwest Arkansas Community College
Christy Reynolds, Program Committee, Northwest Arkansas Community College
Louis Scivally, Program Committee, University of Arkansas- Little Rock
Trakenya Dobbins, Registration Committee, University of Arkansas- Little Rock
Jenny Ruud, Registration Committee, University of Central Arkansas
Patti Griffin, Exhibitors/Vendors Committee, Fort Hays State University
Nikki Brown, Exhibitors/Vendors Committee, Fort Hays State University
Sarah Ayres, Awards Committee, Oklahoma State University
Barbara Smith, Major Speakers Committee, University of Texas- San Antonio
Virmin Bonner, Evaluations Committee, University of North Texas


Region 7 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 7 Operating Principles