Professional Development Committee

Mission: The Professional Development Committee (PDC)

  • reviews the professional development activities of the Association and recommends new initiatives.
  • identifies the professional development needs of the membership and recommends methods for addressing those needs.
  • works with the Regions and Advising Community Chairs in cultivating opportunities for professional development to both current and prospective audiences (Policy Number: AD – 09).

Function: The PDC works both independently and collaboratively with other NACADA entities to carry out its general mission, as described above, and to address specific needs identified by the Executive Office, the Administrative Division, and/or the Board of Directors.  For example, PDC members might work with entities such as the Webinar Advisory Board and the Publications Advisory Board to identify gaps in resources and publications. Or, they might work with entities such as the Summer/Winter Institutes Advisory Board and the Annual Conference Advisory Board to identify gaps in events and event curricula.

How to Get Involved

Those interested in learning more about the PDC's work and/or in becoming a member may wish to attend the committee's yearly on-site meeting at Annual Conference. 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. Prospective committee 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 PDC's work and/or in becoming a member should review the "Professional Development Committee 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.

Professional Development Committee

  • Stephanie Morawo
    Stephanie Morawo Chair 2022-2024 San Diego State University Region 9
  • Carrie Egnosak
    Carrie Egnosak Member 2022-2024 Penn State World Campus Region 2
  • Jonathan Hallford
    Jonathan Hallford Member 2022-2024 Auburn University Region 4
  • Jennifer VanDeWoestyne Member 2022-2024 University of South Florida Region 4
  • Sarah Howard Member 2022-2024 Ohio State University Region 5
  • Andrew Murray Member 2022-2024 Michigan State University Region 5
  • Barbara Smith
    Barbara Smith Past Chair 2022-2024 Region 7
  • Taylor Wallace Member 2023-2025 The University of Chicago Region 5
  • Giancarlo " Geo " Labruna Member 2023-2025 The Pennsylvania State University Region 2
  • Jennifer Boardman Member 2023-2025 Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Region 2
  • Amber Bollinger Member 2023-2025 University of Florida Region 4
  • Patti Griffin Member 2023-2025 Fort Hays State University Region 7
  • Jackie Loden Member 2023-2025 University of Texas-San Antonio Region 7
  • Darcy Gregg Member 2023-2025 Weber State University Region 10
  • Melissa Recknor Member 2023-2025 Surry Community College Region 3
  • Salvador Gomez-Pantoja Member 2023-2025 San Diego State University Region 9

Committee Chair (2022-2024)

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Stephanie Morawo
San Diego State University




Stephanie Morawo, Chair (2022-2024) San Diego State University, Region 9 (2020-2024)
Barbara Smith, Immediate Past Chair (2020-2022) University of Texas-San Antonio, Region 7 (2018-2024)
Brantley "Banks" Blair, Bowling Green State University, Region 2, AT&D Advising Community Chair (2021-2023)
Gavin Farber, Temple University, Region 2 (AT&D Advising Community Chair 2019-2021) (2019-2023)
Jennifer Boardman, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Region 2 (2021-2023)
Carrie Egnosak, Penn State World Campus, Region 2 (2022-2024)
Scott Byington, Central Carolina Community College, Region 3 (2019-2023)
Khristy Parham, Clemson University, Region 3 (2021-2023)
Amber Bollinger, University of Florida, Region 4 (2021-2023)
Jennifer McCaul, University of West Florida, Region 4 (2019-2023)
Jonathan Hallford, Auburn University, Region 4 (2022-2024)
Jennifer VanDeWoestyne, University of South Florida, Region 4 (2022-2024)
Sarah Howard, Ohio State University, Region 5 (2022-2024)
Andrew Murray, Michigan State University, Region 5 (2022-2024)
Patti Griffin, Fort Hays State University, Region 7 (2021-2023)
Jackie Loden, University of Texas-San Antonio, Region 7 (2021-2023)
Darcy Gregg, Weber State University, Region 10 (2021-2023)
Wendy Troxel, NACADA Executive Office Liaison

Subcommittees for Resources Review

Conceptual – Sarah (Chair), Andrew, Jackie, Scott

Informational – Jonathan (Chair), Jennifer B, Jennifer M, Patti

Relational - Jennifer V (Chair), Amber, Banks, Barbara, Carrie