The purpose of the Advisory Board is to oversee the curriculum and activities of the Annual Conference in order to advance the academic advising field globally – includes keynote session, concurrent presentations, pre-conference workshops, poster sessions, and other program formats to assure a successful event.
Advisory board members serve a two-year term and meet yearly at the NACADA annual conference. Members are asked to participate in a listserv and to join subcommittees when projects arise. While keeping a diverse group in mind, the advisory board members are chosen with the intent of showing representation across all regions and globally. Current membership is a necessity. Experience as a presenter, years of attendance at the annual conference, service/leadership at the region level, and/or service on a conference planning committee are highly favored when considering an appointment. If interested in joining the advisory board, please contact Farrah Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bruce Norris, Chair, West Chester University of Pennsylvania (2016-2018)
The Chair of the Advisory Board facilitates the work of the group by:
- Working with the Executive Office staff on issues that need attention or discussion.
- Facilitating Advisory Board discussion on issues via email and/or conference calls.
- Facilitating Advisory Board meetings during the Annual Conference.
- Working with the Executive Office and the President on appointment of new members each year.
- Providing written reports to the Board of Directors at least twice annually.
Casey Self, 2018 Annual Conference Chair, Arizona State University (2017-2019)
Aaron Brown, Central Washington University (2017-2019)
Nicole Gaillard, Auburn University (2016-2018) *Incoming Chair (2018-2020)
Andrea Harris, Pepperdine University (2017-2019)
Trevor Hodge, Birmingham City University (2016-2018)
Joshua Johnson, University of Central Florida (2016-2018)
Christopher Kirchhof, University of Pittsburgh (2017-2019)
Alex Kunkle, Nevada State College, (2017-2019)
Megumi Makino-Kanehiro, University of Hawaii-Manoa (2017-2019)
Maureen Schafer, University of Iowa (2017-2019)
Barbara Smith, University of Texas - San Antonio (2016-2018)
Kevin Thomas, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2015-2018)
Amy Sannes, Ex Officio, Arizona State University (2017-2018)
Pamela Stephens, Fairmont State University *Incoming (2018-2020)
Brandan Lowden, Pikes Peak Community College *Incoming (2018-2020)
Amanda Idema, Michigan State University *Incoming (2018-2020)
Farrah Turner, Executive Office Liaison