NAGAP Committees

For information on how to join a NAGAP committee:

2017 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.

Conference Chair
Jaclyn L. Farina
Brandeis University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
farina at
Education Programming Chair 
Leslie Brezina
Regis University
lbrezina at
Education Programming Co-Chair 
Melissa Delaney
Saint Mary's College of California
melissa.delaney at  
Marketing Communications Chair
Gregg Henderschiedt
University of Florida
ghenderschiedt at
Community/Special Projects Chair
Naronda Wright
Georgia Southern University
narondawright at

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.

Chapters Chair
Colleen L. Gabauer
Managing Director Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs
School of Interdisciplinary Studies, College of Liberal Arts
The Purdue Graduate School
Ernest C. Young Hall, Rm. 170
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: (765) 494-9256
Cgabauer at
A listing of all NAGAP Chapters is available on the Chapters page of this website.

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.

Cammie Baker Clancy, Chair
Empire State College-SUNY
cammie.baker-clancy at
Dannette Beane
Virginia Tech
Matthew Cipriano
Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
mac2113 at
Leslie Brezina
Regis University
lbrezina at
Pam Gustafson
Long Island University
pamela.pruitt at
Jennifer Mailey
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
jam333 at
Amanda Ostreko 
University of Kansas
amandao at
Tom Rock
Columbia University Teacher's College
tpr4 at
Helen Valine
University of San Francisco-San Jose Campus
hvaline at

International Relations Advisory Council

The International Relations Committee is responsible for educating and informing members about international education issues in graduate enrollment management, increasing NAGAP’s international membership base and visibility of the organization within the international education community, and ensuring that NAGAP's objectives and strategies align with supporting and educating a global membership.

Gregory Aulenback, Chair
Carleton University, Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs
gregory_aulenback at


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Council

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Council will work towards ensuring diversity and inclusion is embraced throughout the organization. This includes membership, publications, research, professional development institutes and leadership.

Sylvia Alexander-Sedey, Chair
St. Catherine University
swalexander at

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.

Dave Fletcher, Chair
Enrollment Services
Division of Mission & Institutional Effectiveness
Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami Shores, Florida 33161
Phone: (305) 899-3100
Dfletcher at
Kristin Chalberg
St. Catherine University
ktchalberg at
Jared Fritz-McCarty
Roosevelt University
jmccarty at
Lindsay Gentile
North Carolina State University
lwgentil at
Tara Hobson-Prater
Indiana University School of Medicine
tlhobson at

Communications & Marketing Committee

The Communications & Marketing Committee is responsible for planning and coordinating internal and external communications for the Association; assists with the webmaster role with the NAGAP website; and helps curates content for NAGAP social media channels.

Marcus Hanscom
Roger Williams University
mhanscom at

Brandy Wood
Indiana University
bsw at

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.

Katie Beczak, Chair
Rochester Institute of Technology
kmbges at

Ariana Balayan
Suffolk University
abalayan at

Kathryn Kendall 
University at Buffalo
kkendall at

Amanda Ostreko 
University of Kansas
amandao at

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.

Jennifer Kulbeck, Editor/Chair
Assistant Dean of Liberal Arts
Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
Phone:  (925) 631-8223
jak12 at

Nicquet Blake, PhD 
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio 
blaken at 
Marianne Gumpper 
Fairfield University 
mgumpper at 
Mallory Maggiacomo 
Marist College 
mallory.maggiacomo at 
Kate McConnell 
Pennsylvania State Great Valley 
ctm16 at 
Kittie Pain 
Neumann University 
paink at 
Caela Provost 
University College Cork 
americanrep at 
Barbara Selmo 
Lesley University 
bselmo at 


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.

Dean Tsantir, Chair
University of Minnesota
tsan0006 at

Noro Andriamanalina
University of Minnesota
andri002 at
Paula Baker
University of Minnesota
baker496 at
Terrence Grus
Mizzou University of Missouri
grust at
Marlaina Kloepfer
West Chester University
marlaina.geffers at

Erinn Lake
Edinboro University
lakee at

Lian Lynch
North Carolina State University
loxenha at

Shaine Marsden
Texas A&M University - Commerce
Shaine.Marsden at
Chanelle Vessey
Ohio State University
vessey.1 at
Jennifer Webb
Marymount University
Jwebb at


Leadership Cultivation & Elections Committee

For the 2014-16 term of the NAGAP Governing Board, the Elections committee(i) will be called the Leadership Cultivation & Elections Committee and will be chaired by NAGAP President, James Crane(ii). The charge of this committee is three-fold:

  1. To run the nomination and election process,
  2. To focus on identifying new talent and cultivate future leadership for the association, (iii) and
  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.(iv)

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.

James N. Crane, Chair
Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies
Brigham Young University
BYU Graduate Studies
105 FPH
Provo, UT 84602
Phone:  (801) 422-1586
james_crane at
Marcus Hanscom
Roger Williams University
mhanscom at
Jaclyn L. Farina
Brandeis University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
farina at
Jennifer Kulbeck
Saint Mary's College of California
jak12 at
Thomas P. Rock, Ed.D.
Teachers College, Columbia University
tpr4 at
Kristen Sterba, Ph.D.
Graduate School
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
kmsterba at

(i) NAGAP Bylaws, Article VI, Section A, Number 2 – The Elections committee shall solicit nominees for NAGAP officer positions from the voting membership and present a slate of candidates for election to the Governing Board.

(ii) The Past President office is vacant; James Crane will not be running for office and therefore serving as chair of this committee presents no conflict of interest.

(iii) NAGAP Strategic Plan, Key Focus Area 1: Governance and Leadership – We will improve governance and promote leadership through a regular review of bylaws. We will extend the board governance tools or processes to all subgroups and Chapters. We will identify new talent and cultivate it for future leaders.

(iv) NAGAP Strategic Plan, Key Focus Area 4: Diversity and Inclusiveness – We will have a comprehensive focus on inclusiveness and diversity across all core aspects of the association, including membership, leadership, and education. We will embrace, value, and champion the multi-faceted aspects of diversity, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, veterans, geographic (national and international) location, institution type, and academic field.