2023 Region Steering Committee Election
January 5-20, 2023

Call for Nominations open Thursday, November 3, 2022
Call for Nominations close Thursday, December 1, 2022

PLEASE NOTE | This is an election for the Region Steering Committee. You'll have an opportunity to vote in the NACADA General Election beginning February 11. These are two separate elections. The general election will elect members to the NACADA Board, Region Chairs for even regions, and certain Advising Community Chairs, as well as other leadership positions. The Region Steering Committee Election will elect leaders for the positions below.

2023 Region Steering Committee Election
January 5-20, 2023
2023 NACADA General Election
February 8-21, 2023
Current NACADA members will receive a ballot on January 5.  Current NACADA members as of January 31 received a ballot on February 8. 
Members need to follow the instructions in the email to vote. 


What is the Region Steering Committee?
The Region Steering Committee helps the Region Chair set region direction through establishing goals and outcomes, aiding in establishing the region budget, carrying out responsibilities and initiatives, and providing historical perspective during transitions of region leadership. The Region Steering Committee represents the diversity of the region, as well as represents each geographical area within the Region. All Region Steering Committee roles are two-year terms, elected by the region membership, unless otherwise explicitly stated. Newly elected members will start their term at the Region Conference.

Qualifications and Requirements for Region Steering Committee Positions
   • current member of NACADA, and maintain their membership through their term.
   • attend both the Region and Annual conferences in-person (if possible).
   • attend (in-person or virtual) all other meetings of the Region Steering Committee.
   • Region Steering Committee members may run for election in a second consecutive term.
   • After serving two consecutive terms, a member must wait two years before serving in another Region Steering Committee position.

2023 Region 5 Steering Committee Election

Awards Coordinator

Rachel Pawlowski

As the current Awards Coordinator for Region 5, I am looking to continue in this role for the next term. I am currently working with the NACADA executive office as well as other Region Award Coordinators to enhance our awards as well as simplify the process. I am excited about this work and want to continue in this role to see the work through. Region 5 is full of extraordinary individuals, and I want to make sure that our current awards celebrate all that diversity and is equitable across all types of advisors and institutions.

Communications Coordinator

Justin Kyle Bush

I am running for the Region V Steering Committee Position of Communication Coordinator. I’m currently the Wisconsin Representative on our Regions DEI workgroup and the Website Subcommittee Chair on the Adult Learners AC Steering Committee. As the Communication Coordinator I see it as my role to engage, educate, empower our Region V Community through social media postings, blogs, newsletters, and other avenues to get important up to date information out. I’m excited to have the opportunity to be more active in the NACADA organization and specifically in Region V.

Indiana Liaison

Ashley Burelison

Hello! I’m Ashley Burelison, and I am an advising administrator at Indiana University. I’m running for the Indiana Liaison for the Region 5 Steering Committee and believe my skills provide value for this position.

Previous roles in campus advising organizations, over the past 9 years, have included:
• Vice President
• Chair - Communications; Membership Engagement
• Member – Research/Assessment; Professional Development; Campus Awards; Steering/Executive Committees

I’ve been a member of NACADA since 2018, presented poster and concurrent sessions at regional and annual conferences, have attended the Assessment Institute, and will be attending the Administrators’ Institute. I feel it is time to give back to a community that has taught me so much through the years. If elected, I would be honored to carry out initiatives and goals established by the Steering Committee. I’d ensure Indiana advisors and administrators are connected to the region’s news, activities, and networking opportunities. Thank you for your consideration!

Leslie Marlatt

I am passionate about developing meaningful and intentional relationships to ensure success. I am interested in being the Indiana Liaison for Region 5 because I am confident that I will be able to successfully collaborate with advisors within Indiana and the region to support the work of advising within our region. I want to continue the collaborative spirit of Region 5 as we work together towards implementing best practices and becoming the best version of advisors. Together, I believe we can empower one another to lead change and work towards a shared vision. If elected as the Indiana Liaison, I will work to foster community engagement, offer empathy, and help empower voices within our state and region.

Cara Wetzel

I love Region 5 and I love advising in Indiana. I have served as Indiana Liaison in the past and am currently filling in for someone who needed to step down from the position. I served as co-chair of the Region 5 2022 Conference in Indianapolis. Within Indiana, I am the past treasurer of IAAN. I know as a state we can do better at collaborating with each other. I am willing to help facilitate this collaboration with both Region 5 and IAAN. I would love to have another official term as Indiana Liaison. I hope to use my connections with IAAN and Region 5 to work on the communication of professional development opportunities within the state of Indiana and NACADA.

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The following positions will be elected in January. The term will be from the 2023 Region Conference to the 2025 Region Conference.