The South - Central Region consists of the following states - Arkansas, Kansas, Lousiana, 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

Conference Chair - 2018

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

State Liaisons - 2017

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

Conference Committee - 2017

Austin Haytko, Oklahoma State University, Proposals
Allison Tifft, Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, Preconference
Tami Barrett, University of Tulsa, Evaluations
Francesca Harrell, University of Oklahoma, Promotions and Marketing
Shawn Rose, Oklahoma State University, Promotions and Marketing
Cristela Carrizales, University of Oklahoma, Hospitality
Elizabeth Nunley, University of Oklahoma, Entertainment
Stephanie Miller, University of Oklahoma, Entertainment
Tennent Emmons, University of Oklahoma, Registration
Sarah Ayres, Oklahoma State University, Registration
Holly Thomas, University of Oklahoma, Volunteers
Lynn Reed, Oklahoma State University, Volunteers
Tosha King, University of Oklahoma, Audio-Visual
Julia Carlo, Northeastern State University, Audio-Visual
Sheri Orr, Oklahoma State University, Food and Beverage
Maegan Ballard, University of Central Oklahoma, Food and Beverage
Sam Murdock, Awards Co-Chair, Texas A&M University
Christina Bowles, Awards Co-Chair, Missouri State University

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