The Diversity Committee developed the NACADA Emerging Leaders Program to encourage members from diverse backgrounds to get involved in leadership opportunities within the organization, outfit participants with the skills and tools necessary to pursue elected and appointed leadership positions, increase the number of leaders from diverse groups, and encourage and assist members of underrepresented populations to attend State, Regional, or National Conferences.
The 2008-2010 Emerging Leaders and Mentors, who began work at the 2008 Annual Conference in Chicago, have been diligently pursuing their goals over the past two years and look forward to receiving their Certificates of Completion at this year's Conference in Orlando, where they will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony.
2008-2010 Emerging Leader Susan Anderson (University of St Thomas) says,
Prior to being an Emerging Leader, I knew NACADA was a strong and supportive organization and that I had access to national leaders in our profession. When attending conferences, multiple invitations were extended to become involved in NACADA in various ways. The ELP program shifted those 'invitations' to 'expectations' for me, in every good way. As advisors, we know how important it is to help students articulate specific goals, support them throughout the process, hold them accountable when necessary, etc. The ELP created this same kind of 'optimal mismatch' of challenge and support for me, that allowed me to learn, develop, and grow within the advising profession.'
NACADA President Jayne Drake (Temple University), who has mentored an Emerging Leader in both the 2007-2009 and 2008-2010 Classes, says,
'Over the past several years, I have had the extraordinary good fortune of working with two 'leaders in training.' This experience has been life altering for me in the sense that I have had the opportunity to meet a number of truly wise and talented people whose commitment to the profession, to their own professional development, and to each other is a lesson in humility and dedication. Some value added to becoming an ELP mentor: from these two relationship-building / mentoring experiences, I have made two dear friends for life. Please join the ELP, if not for yourself, then for the future of the Association.'
Emerging Leaders Program Advisory Board Chair Nathan Vickers (University of Texas-Austin) is pleased to announce the 2010-2012 NACADA Emerging Leaders and Mentors.
Kristen Campbell (Utah Valley University)
Joy Cox (Indiana University Southeast)
Yvonne Halden (University of Manitoba -Canada)
Bob Hurt (California State Polytechnic University-Pomona)
Kathy Mullins (Front Range Community College)
Tamra Ortgies Young (Georgia Perimeter College)
Leah Panganiban (University of Washington)
Cynthia Pascal (Art Institute of Washington)
Wanda Reyes-Dawes (Manchester Community College)
Felicia Toliver (Gateway Community and Technical College)
LaDonna Bridges (Framingham State College)
Kyle Ellis (University of Mississippi)
Tom Grites (Richard Stockton College of New Jersey)
Beth Higgins (University of Southern Maine)
Pat Mason-Browne (The University of Iowa)
Laura Mooney (Florida Atlantic University)
Marion Schwartz (Pennsylvania State University)
Casey Self (Arizona State University)
Gail Stepina (University of New Hampshire)
Jennifer Varney (Southern New Hampshire University)
New Emerging Leaders and Mentors will meet at the Annual Conference in Orlando to create partnerships and begin development, conversation, and group building. Partners will develop goals pertaining to leadership in NACADA over the next six months and continue their work together over the two-year program.
Visit the Emerging Leaders Program Web site for more information.
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