Region Chair

Mark Vegter, Illinois State University (2017-2019)

Conference Chairs - 2018

George Steele, Ohio State University, (614)- 543-4673
Peg Steele, Ohio State University

Region Steering Committee - 2017

Heidi Purdy, Michigan Liaison 2017-2019 & Awards Chair, Michigan State University
Patricia MacMillan, Ontario/Nunavut Liaison 2017-2019, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Amy Foley, Wisconsin Liaison 2017-2019, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Cara Wetzel, Indiana Liaison 2016-2018, Purdue University
Dawn Huckelberry, Illinois Liaison 2016-2018, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bryce Cain, Ohio Liaison 2016-2018, Kent State University
Katherine Fraser, Communication Coordinator 2017-2019, Loyola University Chicago
Michela Buccini, Region 5 Mentoring Program Chair, University of Cincinnati

Conference Committee - 2018

Conference Co- Chairs
George Steele, Ohio State University
Peg Steele, Ohio State Univesrsity

Sub- Committee Chairs
Communications and Social Media - Kat Fraser, Loyola University Chicago
Evaluations and Feedback - Becky Ryan, University of Wisconsin
Evaluations and Feedback - Susan Hawkins Wilding, Ivy Tech
Events, Hospitality, Travel and Transportation - Katie Bush-Glenn, Ohio State University
Events, Hospitality, Travel and Transportation - Heather Johnstone Welliver, Denison University
Events, Hospitality, Travel and Transportation - Kathy Buttermore, Walsh University
Events, Hospitality, Travel and Transportation - Jennifer Vestal, Denison University
Logistics - Deb Dotterer, Michigan State University
Logistics - Wiona Porath, Siena Heights University
Member at Large - Todd Taylor, Cleveland State University
Mentoring - Michaela Buccini, University of Cincinnati
Poster Sessions - Teri Farr, University of Illinois - Urban Champaign
Program - Melinda McDonald, Ohio State University
Program - Amy Treboni, Ohio State University
Program/Communication - Melissa Newell, University of Illinois - Urban Champaign
Registration - Liz McClean, University of Cincinnati
Registration - Bob Detwiler, Defiance College
Sponsorship and Exhibitors - Kaci Kortis, University of Cincinnati
Volunteers - Jennifer Lando, Ohio State University
Volunteers - Jill Johnson, University of Guelph

Region 5 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 5 Operating Principles