The Mid-South Region consists of the following states - West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The Region has one Region Chair, 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 & Steering Committee

Name Institution Position
University of Tennessee-Knoxville Region Chair (2017-2019)
Suanne Early University of Kentucky Past Region Chair (2015-2017)
Karen Hauschild College of Charleston Past 2018 Conference Chair
Megan Delph University of North Carolina - Greensboro Awards Coordinator (2019-2020)
Erica Harper Clemson University Communication Co-Chair (2018)


Name Institution Position
Jennifer McLamb North Carolina State University North Carolina State Liason (2017-2019)
Rachel Quick University of Louisville Kentucky State Liaison (2015-2018)
Kristin Goodenow Clemson University South Carolina State Liaison (2016-2018)
Michelle Poland West Virginia University West Virginia State Liaison (2018)
Elizabeth Johnson University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Tennessee State Liaison (2017-2019)

Region Conference Committee - 2019

Name Institution Position
Jennifer Jones
(304) 367-4233
Fairmont State University Conference Co-Chair 
Dedra Cobb
(304) 367-4784
Fairmont State University Conference Co-Chair
Sherry Mitchell Fairmont State University Proposal Chair
Amanda Tuscan Fairmont State University Social Media and Whova
Barbara Griffin West Virginia University Entertainment and Wellness
Michelle Poland West Virginia University Volunteers and Registration Table
Kayla Poling West Virginia University Volunteers and Registration Table
Irene Maundu West Virginia University Mindfulness Room 
Julian Nguyen West Virginia University Mindfulness Room 
Maria Gaddis West Virginia University Fundrasier

Region 3 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 3 Operating Principles.