Committees

NAGAP Committees

For information on how to join a NAGAP committee: www.nagap.org/volunteer-opportunities

2019 Conference Committee

The Conference Committee acts to bring members and all interested individuals together for an annual conference, during which new ideas and innovations in the practice and process of graduate enrollment management are exchanged. Emphasis is also placed on the role of professional development in the careers of graduate enrollment management personnel. Committee members are responsible for the planning and execution of the annual event.

Chair: Naronda C. Wright
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA
(912) 478-8626
narondawright at georgiasouthern.edu

Marketing Communications Chair: Joshua Walehwa
Brown School at Washington University
St. Louis, MO
(314) 935-6694
jwalehwa at wustl.edu

Education Programming Chair: Mary Pascarella
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX
(936) 294-1971
marypascarella at shsu.edu

Community/Special Projects Chair: Brian Desrosiers-Tam
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON Canada
(416) 946-3102
brian.desrosierstam at utoronto.ca

Chapters Committee

The Chapters Committee includes the presidents or leaders from each recognized chapter of NAGAP. The committee is convened by the designated chapter chair and meets several times each semester to discuss chapter initiatives including: professional development, webinar offerings and co-hosting of NAGAP receptions.

Chair: Colleen L. Gabauer
Managing Director Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs
The Purdue Graduate School
West Lafayette, IN
(765) 494-9256
ecoast923 at gmail.com

Brett DiMarzo
Director of Admissions, School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Simmons College
Boston, MA
(617) 573-8043
brett.dimarzo at simmons.edu

Dana Mordecai
Assistant Director, Graduate Recruitment
University of North Texas
Denton, TX
(940) 369-7387
dana.mordecai at unt.edu

A listing of all NAGAP Chapters is available on the Chapters page of this website.

Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council

The Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council works toward ensuring diversity and inclusion is embraced throughout the organization – this includes, but not limited to membership, leadership, education, publications and research.

Chair - Teisha Johnson
Senior Director of Admissions
Illinois College of Optometry
Chicago, IL 60616
312-949-7407
Tjohnson at ico.edu

Renanda Wood Dear
Director of Field Education
School of Social Work
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-413-1057
Rwood at gsu.edu

Kenberlee Lawson, MBA
Associate Program Director, MBA
Marilyn Davies College of Business
University of Houston-Downtown
Houston, TX 77002
713-221-8639
Lawsonk at uhd.edu

Alexis Reynolds
Graduate Admissions Counselor
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas 79409-1030
806.834.3132
alexis.l.reynolds at ttu.edu

Candy Ryan
Director of Graduate Admissions & Extended Programs
Bloomsburg University
Bloomsburg, PA
570-389-4865
cryan at bloomu.edu

Adam Seid, M.Ed.
Assistant Director for Graduate Admissions & Financial Aid
School of Nursing
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0826
434.924.0067
seid at virginia.edu

Education Committee

The Education Committee is responsible for planning the broad education curriculum of NAGAP and for coordinating and supporting the educational activities of the Conference Committee, the Professional Development Committee and other areas of the Association.

Chair: Marcus Hanscom
Director of Graduate Admissions
Roger Williams University
Bristol, RI
(401) 254-3345
mhanscom at rwu.edu

Cammie Baker-Clancy
Director of Graduate Outreach & Admissions
Empire State College
Saratoga Springs, NY
(518) 580-4821
Cammie.Baker-Clancy at esc.edu

Matt Cipriano
Manager of Enrollment and Education Operations
Weill Cornell
New York, NY
(212) 746-6981
mac2113 at med.cornell.edu

Tracy Collum
Associate Dean
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID
(208) 282-3140
colltrac at isu.edu

James Crane
Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
(801) 422-1586
james_crane at byu.edu

Dave Fletcher (Publications Committee Liaison)
Director of Admissions, School of Podiatric Medicine
Barry University
Miami Shores, FL
(305) 465-5005
dfletcher at barry.edu

Alisha Hanshaw
Director, Graduate Enrollment
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE
(402) 472-2869
alisha.hanshaw at unl.edu

Gregg Henderscheidt
Coordinator of Academic Programs
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
(352) 273-3514
ghenderschiedt at ufl.edu

Kathryn Kendall (Professional Development Committee Liaison)
Senior Assistant Dean for Enrollment and Online Programs, School of Social Work
University of Buffalo School of Social Work
Buffalo, NY
(716) 645-1265
kkendall at buffalo.edu

Kate McConnell
Director of Marketing and Recruitment
Penn State University - Great Valley
Malvern, PA
(610) 648-3295
ctm16 at psu.edu

Mary Pascarella (Conference Committee Liaison)
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
Sam Houston State University
Houston, TX
(936) 294-2348
marypascarella at shsu.edu

Tony Fraga
Chief Executive Officer
Direct Development
Fairfax, VA
(888) 669-6722
tony at directdevelopment.com

Ryan Taughrin
Assistant Director, Graduate Recruitment
University of Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
(716) 536-0266
ryantaug at buffalo.edu

Candy Ryan
Director of Graduate Admissions & Extended Programs
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, PA
(570) 389-4865
cryan at bloomu.edu

External Relations Partnership Committee

Chair: James N. Crane
Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
(801) 422-1586
james_crane at byu.edu

Gregg Henderscheidt
Coordinator of Academic Programs
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
(352) 273-3514
ghenderschiedt at ufl.edu

Fran Reed
AVP, Enrollment Management
Marymount University
Arlington, VA
(703) 284-5906
francesca.reed at marymount.edu

International Relations Committee

The International Relations Committee works NAGAP’s Governing Board and Committees to ensure an international outlook persists across all facets of NAGAP’s operations and activities. The Committee also works to form and leverage to the benefit of members partnerships with peer international associations. Each year, the Committee develops a work plan that sets targets and goals for pervasive internationalization across the Association and supports focus areas of NAGAP’s 2016-2020 strategic plan: recognized leadership, research and promotion of GEM knowledge recreation, recruitment and retention of members, diversity and inclusion, education and professional development, and Chapters.

Andrew Kim
Director of Graduate Enrolment Services
Memorial University of Newfoundland
NL, Canada
(709) 864-8847
akim at mun.ca

Leadership Cultivation & Elections Committee

For the 2018-2020 term of the NAGAP Governing Board, the Elections committee will be called the Leadership Cultivation & Elections Committee and will be chaired by NAGAP Past President, Julie Deland. The charge of this committee is three-fold:

  1. To run the nomination and election process
  2. To focus on identifying new talent and cultivating future leadership for the association
  3. To embrace, value and champion the multi-faceted aspects of diversity as a core aspect of leadership cultivation, particularly as it relates to the nomination and election process

The Leadership Cultivation & Elections Committee is interested in assessing the composition of the current board (skills, demographics) in order to guide our planning and work to cultivate future leaders and create meaningful pathways to engagement for members.

Julia Deland, Chair
Director of Admissions
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Cambridge, MA
(617) 495-3414
julie_deland at gse.harvard.edu

Renanda W. Dear, Ed. D, LMSW
Director of Field Education
Georgia State University School of Social Work
Atlanta, GA
(404) 413-1057
rwood at gsu.edu

Brett DiMarzo
Director of Graduate Admission
Simmons College
Boston, MA
(617) 521-2651
brett.dimarzo at simmons.edu

Jaclyn Farina
Assistant Dean of Admission
Brandeis University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Waltham, MA
(781) 736-3410
farina at brandeis.edu

Marcus Hanscom
Director of Graduate Admissions
Roger Williams University
Bristol, RI
(401) 254-3345
mhanscom at rwu.edu

Jennifer Kulbeck
Assistant Dean of Liberal Arts
Saint Mary's College of California
Moraga, CA
(925) 631-8223
jak12 at stmarys-ca.edu

Christy Mayo
Enrollment and Records Admininster
Van Andel Institute Graduate School
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 234-5722
christy_mayo at vai.edu

Sara Pettingill
Dean of Graduate Admission
Bellarmine University
Louisville, KY
(502) 272-8401
spettingill at bellarmine.edu

Kristen Sterba, Ph.D.
Director of Institutional Research, Policy, and Accreditation
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR
(501) 296-1275
kmsterba at uams.edu

Marketing & Communications Committee

Chair: Katherine Beczak
Assistant Director
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY
(585) 475-6768
kmbges at rit.edu

Lindsey Dice
Senior Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment
George Washington University
Washington, DC
(202) 994-8569
Ldubledice at gwu.edu

Anne Griffin
Director of Graduate Admissions
Springfield College
Springfield, MA
(413) 748-3225
Agriffin2 at springfieldcollege.edu

Monica Maisto
Director of Admissions
Salus University
Elkins Park, PA
(215) 780-1305
Mmaisto at salus.edu

Christy Mayo
Enrollment and Records Administrator
Van Andel Institute Graduate School
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 234-5722
Christy.mayo at vai.edu

Kittie Pain
Director of Graduate Enrollment Management
McDaniel College
Westminster, MD
(610) 558-5613
Kpain at mcdaniel.edu

Robert Sommo
Assistant Dean for Enrollment Services
New York University
New York, NY
(212) 998-5910
Robert.sommo at nyu.edu

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for disseminating information on all aspects of membership in NAGAP and for promoting the benefits of membership with individuals working in the field of graduate enrollment management.

Chair: Sara Pettingill
Dean of Graduate Admissions
Bellarmine University
Louisville, KY
(502) 272-8401
spettingill at bellarmine.edu

Stanley Kania
Enrollment Management Recruiter
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Scranton, PA
(570) 340-6002
skania at som.geisinger.edu

Jared Fritz-McCarty
Director of Communications for Enrollment Management, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Roosevelt University
Chicago, IL
(312) 341-2420
jmccarty at roosevelt.edu

Soha Salamah
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions, Assistant to the Dean of Graduate Education
University at Albany
Albany, NY
(518) 437-5049
ssalamah at albany.edu

Jordan Wiehebrink
Senior Graduate Admission Officer
Bellarmine University
Louisville, KY
(502) 272-8245
jwiehebrink at bellarmine.edu

Caitlin Getchell
Graduate School Recruitment and Student Services Specialist
University of Tulsa
Tulso, OK
(918) 631-2686
caitlin-getchell at utulsa.edu

Michael Giordano
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
The University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, TX
(903) 565-5729
mgiordano at uttyler.edu

Ryan Taughrin
Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
(716) 645-9042
ryantaug at buffalo.edu

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee is responsible for three NAGAP professional development events per year: Summer Institute focuses on the needs of beginning enrollment management professionals; Winter Institute is designed for enrollment management professionals with five or more years of experience; and Pre-Conference Institute is a one day event that highlights a specific topic or issue that is particularly relevant or urgent to all graduate enrollment managers.

Chair: Amanda Ostreko
Assistant Dean
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
(785) 864-2932
amandao at ku.edu

Jillian Baer
Associate Director for Graduate and Professional Programs
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
(310) 745-9374
baer.87 at osu.edu

Jennifer Webb
Director for Graduate Enrollment Services
Marymount University
Arlington, VA
(703) 598-1563
jwebb at marymount.edu

Kathryn Kendall
Senior Assistant Dean for Enrollment
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
(716) 645-1265
kkendall at buffalo.edu

Publications Committee

The Publications Committee is responsible for publishing NAGAP’s Perspectives journal and newsletter, to provide NAGAP members with timely and professional information and an opportunity to share views regarding graduate enrollment management and related topics.

Within the Publications Committee, the Editorial Subcommittee is responsible for NAGAP's professional publications, including Perspectives and The GEM Research Advocate journals. The Communications Subcommittee is responsible for NAGAP's email newsletters, social media and other communications. The Media Relations Subcommittee is responsible for NAGAP's media and public relations and official association statements.

Chair: Raymond Lutzky
Senior Director of Enrollment and Admissions
Cornell Tech
New York City, NY
(646) 971-3771
ral359 at cornell.edu

Denise Bridwell
Program Coordinator, Bioengineering Graduate Program
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
(785) 864-5258
dbridwell at ku.edu

Dave Fletcher
Director of Admissions, School of Podiatric Medicine
Barry University
Miami Shores, FL
(305) 899-3123
Dfletcher at barry.edu

Marianne Gumpper
Director of Graduate Admission
Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT
(203) 254-4000, ext. 2908
mgumpper at fairfield.edu

Kate McConnell
Director of Marketing and Recruitment
Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies
Malvern, PA
(610) 648-3295
ctm16 at psu.edu

Kittie Pain
Director of Graduate Enrollment Management
McDaniel College
Westminster, MD
(410) 857-2512
kpain at mcdaniel.edu

Caela Provost
North American Officer
University College Cork
Cork, Ireland (Home) Boston, MA (US Office)
(978) 895-5337
americanrep at ucc.ie

Troy Sterk
Senior Admissions Counselor
Seattle University, Office of Graduate Admission
Seattle, WA
(206) 296-5998
sterkt at seattleu.edu

Research Committee

The Research Committee designs and implements research projects in a continuing effort to provide relevant comparative data on both professionally related activities and national issues that affect graduate school policies and requirements. The results of completed surveys are published and shared with NAGAP members and the broader graduate education community.

Noro Andriamanalina
Director of Academic and Professional Development, Graduate School Diversity Office
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 626-4546
andri002 at umn.edu

Paula Baker
International Admissions Officer, Graduate School
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 626-1246
baker496 at umn.edu

Terrence Grus
Director, Graduate Admissions & Student Services
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO
(573) 882-9573
grust at missouri.edu

Marlaina Kloepfer
Enrollment Management Coordinator and Career Consultant, Honors College
Baylor University
Waco, TX
(254) 710-7689
Marlaina_Kloepfer at baylor.edu

Lian Lynch
Assistant Dean for Student Administration and Academic Affairs, The Graduate School
NC State University
Raleigh, NC
(919) 515-0798
Loxenha at ncsu.edu

Dean Tsantir
Director of Admissions and Recruitment, Graduate School
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 625-1303
tsan0006 at umn.edu