LEADERSHIP DIRECTORY- REGION 7

The South - Central Region consists of the following states - Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Region has one Regional Representative, 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
Christina Bowles
417-836-5258
Missouri State University Region Chair 
Terrance McClain Texas State University Texas Liaison (2017-2019)
Nik Rowan University of Arkansas ARKAAN (2018-2020)
Jared Burton Emporia State University Kansas Liaison (2017-2019)
Amanda Kossuth Missouri Science and Technology MACADA (2018-2020)
Megan Denney University of Oklahoma OACADA (2018-2020)
Anthony Oster Louisiana State University Louisiana Liaison (2017-2019)
Sam Murdock Texas A&M University Immediate Past Chair
Mark Nelson Oklahoma State University Communications Coordinator (2017-2019)
Vacant   Budget Coordinator (2018-2020)
Brittany Wise Missouri State University 2020 Conference Chair
Barbara Smith University of Texas San Antonio 2019 Conference Chair
University of Arkansas 2018 Conference Chair

Region Conference Committee - 2019


Name Institution Position
Barbara Smith 
(210) 458-5586
University of Texas at San Antonio Conference Co-Chair 
Angelica M. Barrera 
(210) 458-4302
University of Texas at San Antonio Conference Co-Chair 
Carol Pollard University of North Texas Proposal Committee Chair
Claudia Trevino University of Texas at San Antonio Proposal Committee Chair
Betsy Haddad University of Texas at San Antonio Pre-Conference Chair
Lupe Sudano University of Texas of the Permian Basin Promotions and Marketing Chair
Temple Carter University of Texas at San Antonio Promotions and Marketing Chair
Trina Menefee Stephen F. Austin State University Registration On-site Committee Chair
Brittany Gordon University of Texas at San Antonio Registration On-site Committee Chair
April Lawver University of Texas at San Antonio Hospitality Chair
Sabina Kapoor University of Texas at San Antonio Hospitality Chair
Monica Glover University of Texas at San Antonio Volunteer Chair
Willie Johnson South Texas College Volunteer Chair
Jackie Loden University of Texas at San Antonio Keynote Chair
Stacy Chou University of Texas at San Antonio Evaluations Chair
Sylvia Mansour University of Texas at San Antonio Evaluations Chair
Breanna Flores Texas A&M University-Kingsville Entertainment Chair
Sarah Sanchez University of Texas at San Antonio Entertainment Chair
Sonia Jasso University of the Incarnate Word Program Scheduling Chair
Billy Harris Stephen F. Austin State University Program Committee Chair
Suzanne Stokes University of Texas at San Antonio Program Committee
Jeremy Thomas Oklahoma City Community College Exhibitor Chair
Rebecca Hapes Texas A&M University Exhibitor Chair
Dainon Deviney University of Texas at San Antonio Service Project Chair
University of Texas at San Antonio Service Project Chair

Region 7 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 7 Operating Principles