NACADA ELP Class 2021-2023

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New Emerging Leaders and Mentors met virtually from June-October 2021 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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Scott Byington
Central Carolina
Community College

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Thomas Beckwith.jpgThomas Beckwith
Santa Fe College 

Thomas' goals for the first ELP year are:

  • Submit an article for Academic Advising Today
  • Become more active in the Two-Year College Advising Community
  • Run for a Region 4 Steering Committee position
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Wendy Schindler
Northern Kentucky

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Jen Berry.jpgJen Berry
Indiana University-Bloomington 

Jen's goals for the first ELP year are:

  • Join and become active in at least two Advising Communities
  • Present at Region 5 and/or Annual Conferences
  • Assist in reviewing proposals or reading submissions, etc.
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Cecilia Olivares
University of

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Vanessa Correa.jpgVanessa Correa
George Mason University 

Vanessa's goals for the first ELP year are:

  • Monthly meetings/check-ins with my mentor
  • Join and become involved in the Advising Administrators and Social Justice Advising Communities
  • Become more involved in Region 2:
    • work with the DEI subcommittee on developing and presenting training modules
    • volunteer/support the 2022 regional conference
  • Exploring writing/publishing opportunities
  • Present at the Annual Conference
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Nathan Vickers
University of Texas
at Austin 

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Carlota Deseda-Coon.jpgCarlota Deseda-Coon
Syracuse University

Carlota's goals for the first ELP year are: 

  • Present at both the regional and annual conferences in 2022, with presenters across different institutions
  • Volunteer with Conference Committee for 2022 Region 1 Conference
  • Volunteer for Content Review and translation to Spanish of NACADA publications
  • Submit an article to the NACADA Journal

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Erin Justyna
Texas Tech

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Tyler Hall.jpgTyler Hall
Dalhousie University

Tyler's goals for the first ELP year are:

  • Submit a proposal for Annual Conference 2022 presentation
  • Make meaningful change as a cluster rep (mini-goals identified)
  • Create and work towards a leadership plan within NACADA
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Wiona Porath
Johns Hopkins

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Cody Harrison.jpgChristopher (Cody) Harrison
Lincoln Memorial University

Cody's goals for the first ELP year are: 

  • Become more involved in the leadership process of NACADA by running for Chair Position of the LGBTQA Advising and Advocacy Community for the 2022-2024 cycle.
  • With another NACADA member, develop and present a presentation about inclusive language for NACADA Annual 2022.
  • Before the end of my time as an emerging leader, publish an article in the NACADA Journal.
  • Assist with an Annual or Regional Conference beyond presenting or just attending (check-in, behind the scenes assistance, scheduling, etc.) before the end of 2023.
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Bill Johnson
University of North

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Gerron Scott.jpgGerron Scott
Virginia Commonwealth University

Gerron's goals for the first ELP year are:

  • Write for a NACADA publication. (Determine topic and which publication will be best fit.)
  • Get involved with NACADA research. (Connect with Wendy Troxel, join a writing group, generate a specific topic, apply for research grant.)
  • Increase involvement with Students with Disabilities Advising Communities. (Contact Chair to find out what opportunities are available.)
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Wendy Troxel
Kansas State

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Winnie Tang.jpgWinnie Tang
University of California-Sante Cruz

Winnie's goals for the first ELP year are:

  • Meet once per month on zoom
  • Volunteer on the NACADA 2022 Annual Conference Committee in Portland
  • Get involved in the PDR Advising Community steering committee
  • Journal thoughts on advisor retention and turnover, as it relates to advisor supervision, to prepare for a conference presentation.
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Lindsey Byrd
Spring HIll College

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Kendyl Walker,jpgKendyl Walker
Goucher College

Kendyl's goal for the first ELP year are:

  • Learn more about NACADA's eTutorials and the Webinar Advisory Board as possible places for involvement
  • Write for a NACADA publication
  • Present at a conference (regional or annual)
  • Learn more about the advising communities and regional division and find a place to get involved.