Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Education Advisory Board

Mission: Emerging from the Race, Ethnicity, and Inclusion Work Group, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Education Advisory Board (DEI Education AB) seeks to ensure that NACADA members, particularly those serving in formal leadership roles, can contribute to the association’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The DEI Education AB pursues this mission by coordinating and delivering accessible educational opportunities that prepare members to transform NACADA and their institutions into more equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist organizations. Through intentional and engaging training and accessible resources, the DEI Education AB aims to equip NACADA members with the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to sustain action for meaningful change.  


The DEI Education AB advises the NACADA Executive Office (EO) and the Board of Directors on creating accessible education opportunities for NACADA leaders and general members to support the association’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Functions include:

  • Develop content with subject matter experts
  • Curate a repository of DEI content and resources
  • Coordinate training execution by working with the Board of Directors and EO for instructional design and identifying effective facilitators (who might not be DEI Education AB members)
  • Establish and execute a comprehensive assessment plan in coordination with the Inclusion and Engagement Committee
  • Evaluate educational materials, content, and training programs on a regular basis and make recommendations to the Board of Directors and EO for changes, improvement, and/or new content

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising supports the diversity, equity, and inclusion of its membership. The goals of the Association are to foster inclusive communities, to cultivate a sense of belonging for its members, and to acknowledge and eliminate barriers to engagement and professional growth. This work, in turn, supports our diverse student and campus constituencies. As members of NACADA, we all share the responsibility for creating an inclusive and accessible global community of advisors that inspires all members to have a voice. (Approved October 29, 2021)

Advisory Board Chair (2022-2024)

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Ahmad Sims
Christian Brothers University 






Ahmad Sims, Chair (2022-2024), Christian Brothers University, R 3, 2022-2024
Madeline GoldmanVirginia Commonwealth University, R 2, 2022-2024
Trayle Kulshan, City University of Seattle, R 8, 2022-2024
Jasmine Lee, University of Maryland Baltimore County, R 2, 2022-2024
Rachel Lim, University of Denver, R10, 2022-2024
Megumi Makino-Kanehiro, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, R 9, 2022-2024
Jairo McMican, Achieving The Dream, R 3, 2022-2024
Keenan Mosley, University of North Carolina-Asheville, R 3, 2022-2024
Khadijah Peak-Brown, Tidewater Community College, R 2, 2022-2024
Quinn Peoples, Portland State University, R 8, 2022-2024
Jill Putman, Colorado State University, R 10, 2022-2024
Tyler Morgan-Rhea, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, R 4, 2022-2024
John Sauter, Niagara University, R 1, 2022-2024
Kerry Wallaert, LaGrange College, R 4, 2022-2024
Wendy Troxel, NACADA EO Liaison

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For information regarding future meetings please contact Wendy Troxel, EO Liaison.

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