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The role of the IEC (updated September 2021 by the Board of Directors) is to meet the inclusion and engagement needs of NACADA’s diverse membership by:

  • Developing and implementing an assessment process/cycle
  • Analyzing and reviewing trends in the assessment data
  • Researching and recommending effective methods and practices throughout the association.
  • Create an ongoing, three-year assessment cycle, while recognizing there may be one-time, specific assessments that complement this cycle.
  • Develop a standardized assessment instrument/tool that can be used for NACADA events and programs at every level (i.e., state, regional, global) with flexibility for “add-ons” when specific needs arise.
  • Provide recommendations for training to the Inclusion & Engagement Training Advisory Board
  • Ensure committee includes members with an assessment background

Membership: IEC members serve a two-year term and meet yearly on-site at the NACADA annual conference. Online meetings via the Zoom platform take place as needed throughout the year. Hear from three committee members HERE.  

How to Get Involved

Those interested in learning more about the IEC's work and/or in becoming a member may wish to attend the committee's yearly on-site meeting at Annual Conference or request information on attending a virtual meeting. The Committee Chair is also always willing to discuss the group's work with interested NACADA members. The expertise/skills needed by committee members will be determined by the group's current projects, but as can be seen in the committee's charge, knowledge of assessment is beneficial. Prospective members may be offered an opportunity to assist with the work of one of the current subcommittees to have a chance to experience the type of contribution and commitment that would be expected from them as a member. Those interested in assisting with the IEC's work and/or in becoming a member should review the "IEC Member Roles & Responsibilities" document in the  Member Responsibilities module in the right-hand column of this page, and then contact the committee's Executive Office Liaison, Wendy Troxel.

  • Inclusion matters to me because I care about social justice.Sarah E. Stevens, University of Southern Indiana
  • When I was presented the opportunity to be a part of the Inclusion and Engagement Committee, I was excited about the opportunity to become more involved, especially as it related to helping the organization.Heather Doyle, Dalhousie University
  • Having a diverse NACADA means having a strong NACADA. We need people of all races, genders, religions, geographic areas, sexualities, types of institutions, and backgrounds!Sarah E. Stevens, University of Southern Indiana
  • My time on the Inclusion and Engagement Committee has been so fulfilling…both understanding all the different lenses of the membership, as well as helping to come up with ideas and opportunities for diversification. It has been a rewarding experience, and a great Committee to be part of!Heather Doyle, Dalhousie University
  • I like being a part of NACADA because I get to network with all types of colleagues from all over world!Sarah E. Stevens, University of Southern Indiana
  • Out of many Advisors, we are one NACADA!Locksley A. Knibbs, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • I support the work of the Inclusion and Engagement Committee because it’s our differences that make NACADA such an interesting, fun, strong, and vibrant community.Mehvash Ali, American University of Sharjah
  • The NACADA Inclusion and Engagement Committee allows us to improve the art of thinking independently together.Abbie Windsor, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. This committee strives to continue that unity.Abbie Windsor, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • The beauty of NACADA lies in its membership…diverse people with vast knowledge and different perspectives.Monica Jones, University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College
  • Diversity in higher education is of the utmost importance. The opportunity to interact with individuals with backgrounds, beliefs, and views other than our own allows us to expand our thought process and see our world through a different lens. Corey Sampsel, University of Michigan
  • I am involved with the NACADA Inclusion and Engagement committee because I know our organization is only as strong as it is inclusive of all our members. I want every NACADA member to let their voice be heard.Carol Pollard, University of North Texas
  • As a Canadian member of NACADA, I appreciate the work that the organization is doing to ensure that the leadership is reflective of the membership, and that all voices have a chance to be heard.Heather Doyle, Dalhousie University

Committee Chair (2021-2023)

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Mark Nelson
Oklahoma State University 


Mark Nelson, Chair (2021-2023) Oklahoma State University (Region 7) (2015-2023)
Locksley Knibbs, Immediate Past Chair (2019-2021) Florida Gulf Coast University (Region 4) (2017-2023)
Jared Burton, Chair ELP-AB (2022-2024), Pima Community College (Region 10)
Tyler Hall, Dalhousie University (Canada-Region 1) (2021-2023)
Monique Cooper, UMass-Boston (Region 1) (2022-2024)
Kalani Palmer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Region 2) (2021-2023)
Cody Harrison, Lincoln Memorial University (Region 3) (2021-2023)
Wesley Notestine, Vanderbilt University (Region 3) (2022-2024)
Amy Brock, Auburn University (Region 4) (2020-2022)
Adriene Hampton-Webster, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (Region 4) (2021-2023)
Kierra Wilson, Henry Ford Community College (Region 5) (2022-2024)
Tracy Pascua Dea, University of California Berkeley (Region 9) (2019-2023)
Andrea Harris, Pepperdine University (Region 9) (2021-2023)
Wendy Troxel, NACADA Executive Office Liaison


Next Meeting

Contact Wendy Troxel, EO Liaison, for information about future meetings.