NACADA Region Review

The Region Division is charged to do a complete and thorough examination of NACADA’s present region structure and how it serves our members.

NACADA’s Region Division has been charged to embark upon a review similar to those the Administrative and Advising Communities Divisions recently completed. This review is being conducted to determine how to provide the best possible professional development to members. We are taking the time to reflect on what it means to be a global organization in relationship to the regional structure. 

Have Your Voice Heard

As always, our members’ voices are important. We want to hear from you! We launched a member survey in mid-November.  Thank you to all who completed the survey. 

There are additional opportunities for members to provide feedback:

  • Focus groups (virtual Zoom meetings)
  • Focus groups (in person) at Region Conference setting
  • Focus group (in person) at the International Conference 


The member survey is now closed.


Face-to-face focus groups will occur during regional and international conferences so consider what kind of input, comments, and suggestions would be helpful feedback. A Conversation with NACADA Leadership, a concurrent session at each regional conference, will provide an opportunity for focus group participation.

Virtual focus groups will occur in February, March, April and May. All times listed as central time. Plan for one hour.

To sign up for a May focus group:
Wednesday, May 8 - Former Conference Chairs - 11:00 AM CT
Wednesday, May 8 - Open to All - 4:30 PM CT
Thursday, May 9 - Former Conference Chairs - 11:00 AM CT
Thursday, May 9 - Open to All - 1:00 PM CT
Monday, May 13 - Current/Outgoing Conference Chairs - 12:00 PM (noon)
Tuesday, May 14 - Open to All - 9:00 AM CT
Tuesday, May 14 - Open to All - 1:00 PM CT
To sign up for an April focus group:
Monday, April 1 - Open to All - 8:00 AM CT
Tuesday, April 2 - Open to All - 9:00 AM CT
Thursday, April 4 - Open to All - 11:00 AM CT *2nd session added
Wednesday, April 10 - Non-North America Members - 4:00 AM CT
Wednesday, April 17 - Canadian Province or Territory advisors - 12:00 PM (noon) CT
Thursday, April 18 - Open to All - 12:00 PM (noon) CT *2nd session added
Thursday, April 18 - North America Members - 3:00 PM CT
Wednesday, April 24 - Open to All - 1:00 PM CT
To sign up for a March focus group:
Monday, March 4 - North America Members - 11:00 AM CT
Monday, March 25 - Non-North America Members - 5:30 AM CT
Monday, March 25 - Open to all - 9:00 AM CT
Tuesday, March 26 - Canadian Province or Territory advisors - 12:00 PM (noon) CT
Wednesday, March 27 - Open to all - 12:00 PM (noon) CT
Wednesday, March 27 - North America Members - 3:00 PM CT
To sign up for a February focus group:
Tuesday, February 26 - North America Members - 3:00 PM CT

Focus Group space is limited (max 12; minimum 5). Thank you for understanding these constraints so that we may provide a positive, engaging focus group experience. If needed, we will add more focus group offerings.


Do you have a suggestion or constructive comment? You may comment directly here. An attempt will be made to respond to suggestions as response time allows.


The Region Review was the topic for the Virtual Town Hall meeting held January 18, 2019. You may view a recording of the event here.

Region Review Work Group

Thank you for your enthusiasm for this region review project! Please be sure to pass along any questions, concerns, and comments as you share this information with your region chair or with anyone on the Region Review Work Group.

Melinda Anderson (Co-Chair) Region Division Rep University of North Carolina - Wilmington
Kelly Medley
Region Division Rep University of Florida
Nicole Kent Former Region Division Rep Oregon State University
Karen Lewis Past Region 2 Chair

University of Maryland-College Park
Deb Dotterer Past Region 5 Chair Michigan State University
Shea Ellingham Region 8 Chair; Canada Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB
Mehvash Ali Global Initiatives Committee American University of Sharjah
Maxine Coffey Executive Office Senior Associate Director; NACADA Executive Office
Ben Hopper Executive Office Assistant Director, Regional Division; NACADA Executive Office
Joan Krush Executive Office Region Review Project Manager; NACADA Executive Office
Wendy Troxel Executive Office (ad hoc) Director, NACADA Center for Research