LEADERSHIP

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

NAACO is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by NAACO membership. The current board consists of 8 members: President, President-Elect, Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, and three Directors at Large whose efforts focus on Education, Communication and Membership. Learn more about each of our NAACO leaders by clicking on their photo!

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

NAACO committees and their members develop and manage important programs and initiatives that advance the organization’s mission and success. Committees serve to coordinate and further NAACO’s mission and are at the heart of raising the awareness and stature of the association within the North American higher education community. Active committees include the Conference Committee, Membership Committee, Education Committee, Communications Committee, Finance and Audit Committee, Nominations and Elections Committee, and other committees as determined by the Board.

REGIONAL LEADERS MAP

Regional directors and assistant directors are dedicated to building community, sharing commencement and convocation best practices, and discovering new ideas. These leaders can provide information on how you can host a local/regional event to network with colleagues from neighboring institutions and assist in the planning of the event. They can also help generate solutions to regional-specific issues and challenges to ceremony planning.

CANADA WEST: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut
Lisa Elliott, Simon Fraser University, Email

CANADA EAST: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
Regional Director: Rachel Huang, McMaster University, Email
Assistant Director:Joanne Sokolowski, Trent University, Email

US NORTH WEST: Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska
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US SOUTH WEST: California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah
Regional Director: Whitney Smith, University of California, Davis, Email
Assistant Director: Marissa Tuchlaski, Arizona State University, Email

US NORTH CENTRAL: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky
Regional Director: Melva Karnes, University of Cincinnati, Email

US SOUTH CENTRAL: Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas
Regional Director: Lisa Elson, Colorado School of Mines, Email
Assistant Director: Kristin McDaniel, Texas State University, Email

US NORTH EAST: Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
Regional Director: Peter Evans, University at Albany, Email
Assistant Regional Director: Anna Cifelli, Rutgars University, Email

US SOUTH EAST: Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida
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