NAGAP Committees

For information on how to join a NAGAP committee:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marketing & Communications Committee

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dave Fletcher
Director of Admissions, School of Podiatric Medicine
Barry University
Miami Shores, FL
(305) 465-5005
dfletcher at

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

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

Kathryn Kendall
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

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

Mary Pascarella
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
Sam Houston State University
Houston, TX
(936) 294-2348
marypascarella at

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

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

External Relations Partnership Committee

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

2018-19 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leadership Cultivation & Elections Committee

For the 2018-2020 term of the NAGAP Governing Board, the Elections committee(i) 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, (i)
  2. To focus on identifying new talent and cultivating future leadership for the association, (ii) 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.(iii)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tom Rock, Ed.D.
Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY
(212) 678-3083
tpr4 at

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

(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) 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.

(iii) 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.