NACADA Emerging Leader Accomplishments

As of October 2023, 317 Emerging Leaders have successfuly completed the program. Members of the Emerging Leaders Classes currently serve or have served in leadership positions in every area of the association, including:

  • Executive Director

  • President

  • Vice President

  • Board of Directors member

  • Administrative Division representative to the NACADA Council

  • Advising Community Division representative to the NACADA Council

  • Regional Division representative to the NACADA Council

  • Region Chair

  • Advising Community Chair

  • Committee Chair

  • Advisory Board Chair

  • Task Force Chair

  • Work Group Chair

  • Institute/Seminar Faculty

  • NACADA Consultant

Emerging Leaders have written for the NACADA Blog, Academic Advising Today, the NACADA Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources, the NACADA Review, and the NACADA Journal.  They have contributed to the development of the NACADA Core Competencies of Academic Advising, written for NACADA books and Pocket Guides, and served as publication editors. They have taken part in virtual as well as on-site presentations, served as NACADA Institute faculty, and been awarded NACADA Research Grants. Several have returned to the program as Mentors for a subsequent class.

Emerging Leaders have served or are serving on every Administrative Division Committee and Advisory Board, as well as Presidents' Task Forces, Work Groups, and Editorial Boards. And in 2021, an "Emerged" Leader became the association's Executive Director!

One Emerging Leader initiated the Advising Community for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and another initiated the Career Advising Community. A number of Emerging Leaders have presented (some with their Mentors) at NACADA Regional, Annual, and International Conferences, and several have served on Region, Advising Community, or Conference Steering Committees. One served as Chair of the 2010 Annual Conference in Orlando, and others have chaired or co-chaired Region Conferences. 

Emerging Leaders also report that they have become more involved at their home institutions. One said, “We’ve taken what we’ve learned through the program back to our home school. This program has not only made an impact on NACADA, but also on the institutions where the NACADA ELP participants work.”