NACADA Elections Nomination Information

  • Nominations for 2019 Elections will open September 4, 2018
  • Nominations will close on October 31, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Central Time
  • Nominees must confirm their nomination and complete platform statement by November 30, 2018
  • Nominees must be current NACADA members at time of nomination and election

NACADA conducts an election each spring for various leadership positions, which are listed below and have varying terms in office. Please complete the online Leadership Nomination Form if you are interested in being considered for a leadership position. Also, if you know someone whom you believe would be a good candidate, you may submit his or her name using the online nomination form, and the NACADA Executive Office will follow up to determine if he or she is interested and meets the eligibility criteria. Position descriptions and eligibility requirements are provided under Nomination Information.  Nominations are due via the online nomination form by Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Only current NACADA members may submit nominations.

All nominees will be required to complete a brief personal information form detailing past NACADA involvement, specific accomplishments, and other relevant activities in support of advising. Each final candidate must also submit a photo that will be posted to the web with his/her platform information. Each final candidate is also able to submit a 30 second or less optional video with his/her platform information. Based on nominations and acceptances received the Executive Office may solicit additional nominees to assure at least two candidates for each position.The final slate of candidates will be available in early January 2019 and the election will be conducted online in February, 2019.  Newly elected leaders take office in October 2019 after the NACADA Annual Conference.

If you have any questions about the elections, please contact the NACADA Executive Office

Leadership Positions Eligible for Nominations

PRESIDENT*  (one-year term, October 2019 - October 2020)
The only eligible nominees for this position in this election are: Erin Justyna, Brett McFarlane, Nancy Roadruck, Cecilia Olivares, Megumi Makino-Kanehiro and Oscar van den Wijngaard

VICE PRESIDENT* (one-year term, October 2019 - October 2020)
The only eligible nominees for this position in this election are: Brett McFarlane, Nancy Roadruck, Cecilia Olivares, Megumi Makino-Kanehiro and Oscar van den Wijngaard

*NOTE: Per NACADA by-laws, the positions of President and Vice President will be elected by the membership from a slate of eligible Board of Directors members continuing their current terms. Additional nominees will not be solicited nor accepted.

              3 positions available, three-year term each (October 2019 - October 2022)

DIVISION REPRESENTATIVES: (elected, two-year term: October 2019 - October 2021) 

  • Advising Community Division Representative 

REGION CHAIRS: (elected, two-year term: October 2019 - October 2021)

  • Region 1 - Northeast 
  • Region 3 - Mid-South
  • Region 5 - Great Lakes
  • Region 7 - South Central 
  • Region 9 -  Pacific 

ADVISING COMMUNITY CHAIRS: (elected, two-year term, October 2019 - October 2021)

  • Adult Learners
  • Advisor Training & Development
  • Appreciative Advising
  • Business Majors
  • Career Advising
  • Education Majors
  • First-Year Students
  • Global Engagement
  • Graduate and Professional Students
  • Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU's)
  • Large Universities
  • Liberal Arts Advisors
  • Native American and Tribal Colleges
  • Orientation Advising
  • Probation/Dismissal/Reinstatement Issues
  • Student Athletes
  • Technology in Advising
  • Theory, Philosophy, and History of Advising
  • Two-Year Colleges   

STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRS: (elected, two-year term, October 2019 - October 2021)

  • Awards
  • Inclusion and Engagement 
  • Sustainable NACADA Leadership

 For more information:

  • Leadership Position overviews (includes eligibility criteria, responsibilities, etc.)
  • Questions? Contact the NACADA Executive Office at (785) 532-2774.

General Election voting: February 13 - February 26, 2019

Division Representative Election voting: March 5 - 11, 2019