NACADA ELP Class 2019-2021

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New Emerging Leaders and Mentors met in October 2019 at the Annual Conference in Louisville to create partnerships and begin development, conversation, and group-building. Partners developed goals pertaining to leadership in NACADA and will continue their work together over the two-year program.




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Calley Stevens Taylor
Cedar Crest College


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Julia Bedell.jpgJulia Bedell
Northern Kentucky University

Julia's goals for the second ELP year are:

  • Chair the STEM Advising Community Committee
  • Serve on the planning committee and pre-conference workshop co-chair for the 2021 Annual Conference
  • Serve on the WebEvents Advisory Board
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Ross Hawkins
Missouri State University

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Banks Blair.jpgBrantley "Banks" Blair
Lynchburg University
(formerly Virginia Polytechnic & State University)

Banks's goals for the second ELP year are:

  • Run for Chair of the Advisor Training & Development Advising Community
  • Submit a presentation proposal with an ELP cohort member for the Region 2 Virtual Conference
  • Submit an article to Academic Advising Today
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Brandan Lowden
Pikes Peak Community College

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Jessica Camp.jpgJessica Camp
Texas Woman's University

Jessica's goals for the second ELP year are:

  • collaborate with Brandan to write and submit an article to AAT
  • work with the Sustainable Leadership committee to create a Canvas shell for leadership purposes
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Dana Hebreard
Aquinas College-Grand Rapids


Danielle Flores Lopez.jpgDanielle Flores Lopez
Michigan State University

Danielle's goals for the second ELP year are: 

  • Continue work with the Race, Ethnicity, & Inclusion WorkGroup and education sub-committee
  • Become more involved with the four selected advising communities and seek to serve on one or more steering committees.
  • Co-author an article for submission to Academic Advising Today or the NACADA Journal.

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Alex Kunkle
Nevada State College

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Amber King.jpgAmber King
Delaware Tech Community College

Amber's goals for the second ELP year are:

  • Work with the Two-Year Colleges Advising Community and the Global Awards Committee to develop awards specific to advisors working at a two-year college
  • Successfully lead Region 2 as Chair
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Rebecca Hapes
Texas A&M University

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Margaret Mbindyo.jpgMargaret Mbindyo
Millersville University

Margaret's goals for the second ELP year are: 

  • Co-author and submit a manuscript for potential publication in AAT, the NACADA Review, or the NACADA Journal
  • Seek for elective post in Region 2
  • Submit an application for new advisor award in Region 2
  • Determine if need exists to start an Immigrant Students advising community
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Kyle Ross
Oregon State University

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Stephanie Morawo.jpgStephanie Morawo
Auburn University

Stephanie's goals for the second ELP year are: 

  • Design, implement, and present on Equity/Social Justice and Academic Support Training
  • Write with Kyle and submit and article for NACADA Review
  • Serve on steering committee for two advising communities: Advisor, Training & Development andTheory, History & Philosophy
  • Serve on PDC for 2020-2022 term
  • Serve as Regional Liaison for Region 4 for Well-Being and Advisor Retention Community
  • Think and work through long-term Leadership pathway as a scholar
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Karen Lewis
University of Maryland-
College Park

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Leslie Ross.jpgLeslie Ross
Georgia Institute of Technology

Leslie's goals for the second ELP year are:

  • Run for Chair of Liberal Arts Advising Community
  • Run for Region 4 Awards Chair
  • Present at the 2021 International Conference in Greece
  • Continue on in position on the Global Awards Committee
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Karen Archambault
Rowan College at
Burlington Co

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Jake Rudy.jpgJacob Rudy
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Jake's goals for the second ELP year are:

  • Complete contribution to the new edition of Advisor Training & Development and pursue another NACADA writing opportunity
  • Identify obstacles and partnership opportunities present for a virtual Minnesota-wide advising conference and create a tentative timeline for implementation
  • Submit presentation proposal to annual conference centered on advisor training and burnout.
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Stephanie Kraft-Terry
University of Hawaii
at Manoa

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Billie Streufert.jpgBillie Streufert
Augustana University

Billie's goal for the second ELP year are:

  • Explore the possibility of a book on adaptable advising
  • Continue service as a reviewer for AAT
  • Continue to serve as the Region 6 South Dakota Rep
  • Continue service on the Career Advising Community Steering Committee


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