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 7 Steering Committee Election

Professional Development Coordinator 

Jake Brillhart

Howdy and hello, my name is Jake Brillhart. I work at the University of Kansas in Jayhawk Academic Advising as an academic advisor. Prior to the University of Kansas, I worked as a disability services coordinator and student retention coordinator at Rogers State University in northeast Oklahoma. I understood the importance of student affairs-advising collaboration to support student success. As a higher education professional, I get excited about the opportunities to bring talent together across campuses and grow the profession. We know advisors do an essential job as advocates, mentors, and champions for their students, and I am excited to bring together the collective talent of academic advising professionals across Region 7 to offer engaging and timely professional development. Every student deserves a trained advisor. Let’s work together to create more opportunities for professional and personal growth, and, together, let’s uplift the advising profession.

Summer Sibley

My name is Summer Sibley and I am an Academic Advisor for Environmental Programs at Texas A&M University. I am running for Professional Development Coordinator for Region 7. When I first started as an advisor over two years ago, I sought out any professional development opportunity that I could to assist me in my advising journey. If selected for this position, I would aim to have thought-provoking conversations and opportunities for advisors to participate in round-table discussions, readings, and webinars from other advisors to share their best practices. I would like to be involved in the Region 7 mentoring program and connect advisors throughout the region. I will be open to any feedback and ideas that come my way. I appreciate the opportunity that lies ahead.


Arkansas Liaison

Lee Shoultz

I believe in the power of lifelong learning to which I believe is a goal that both NACADA and the State of Arkansas share in common. While I am a newer to both the academic advising role and as a member of NACADA, it would be my honor to serve this organization, the diverse group of people within the NACADA constituency, and to represent the great state of Arkansas.

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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.