NACADA Region Review

The Region Division is charged to do a complete and thorough examination of NACADA’s present region structure and how it serves our members.

NACADA’s Region Division has been charged to embark upon a review similar to those the Administrative and Advising Communities Divisions recently completed. This review is being conducted to determine how to provide the best possible professional development to members. We are taking the time to reflect on what it means to be a global organization in relationship to the regional structure. 

An Executive Summary of the Region Review Report is available. 

The Process

The Region Review Work Group prepared and presented a final report to NACADA Board of Directors in April 2020.


We launched a member survey in mid-November 2018. The member survey is now closed. In addition, in-person focus groups were held at Region Conference and International Conference settings. Focus groups were also held using the Zoom meeting platform from February-May 2019. Our gratitude to everyone who participated and shared their candid opinion.


Sessions are being held during the 2020 Region Conferences called "A Conversation with NACADA Leadership." These forums are designed for dialogue around the initial findings from the Region Review Final Report. The findings and recommendations submitted to the NACADA Board of Directors will help inform the Board as they make decisions on moving forward and how they will be communicated to the membership.

View the Presentation


The Region Review was the topic for the Virtual Town Hall meeting held January 18, 2019. You may view a recording of the event here.

Region Review Work Group

Thank you for your enthusiasm for this region review project! Please be sure to pass along any questions, concerns, and comments as you share this information with your region chair or with anyone on the Region Review Work Group.

Melinda Anderson (Co-Chair) Past Region Division Rep;
Board of Directors Elizabeth City State University
Kelly Medley
Region Division Rep University of Florida
Nicole Kent Past Region Division Rep; Finance Committee Oregon State University
Karen Lewis Past Region 2 Chair; Region Division Rep

University of Maryland-College Park
Deb Dotterer Past Region 5 Chair; Professional Development Committee Michigan State University
Shea Ellingham Region 8; Co-Chair Canadian AC; Finance Committee Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB
Mehvash Ali Global Initiatives Committee Chair American University of Sharjah
Maxine Coffey Executive Office Senior Associate Director
Ben Hopper Executive Office Assistant Director, Regional Division
Joan Krush Executive Office Region Review Project Manager
Wendy Troxel Executive Office Director, NACADA Center for Research