Committees

NAGAP Committees

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

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
Gregg Henderschiedt
University of Florida
3041 McCarty Hall D
PO Box 110310
Gainesville, Fl 32611
Phone: (353) 273-3514
ghendersdchiedt at ufl.edu
 
Assistant Chair and Marketing
Naronda Wright
Georgia Southern University
narondawright at georgiasouthern.edu
 
Special Projects 
Cicely McCray
University of Charleston, SC
mccraycc at cofc.edu
Education Programming Chair
Melissa Delaney-Khan
Dominican University of California
melissa.delaney at dominican.edu
                  

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 purdue.edu
A listing of all NAGAP Chapters is available on the Chapters page of this website.
 
Communications & Marketing Committee

Teisha Johnson, Co-Chair
Illinois College of Optometry
tjohnson at ico.edu

Jahmaine Smith, Co-Chair
Morgan State University
jahmaine.smith at morgan.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.

Cammie Baker Clancy, Chair
Empire State College-SUNY
School for Graduate Studies
111 West Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 587-2100
cammie.baker-clancy at ese.edu
Dannette Beane
Virginia Tech
gomezd at vt.edu
 
Matthew Cipriano
Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
mac2113 at med.cornell.edu
 
James Crane
Brigham Young University
james_crane at byu.edu
 
Leslie Brezina
Regis University
lbrezina at regis.edu
 
Pam Gustafson
Long Island University
pamela.pruitt at liu.edu
 
Jennifer Mailey
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
jam333 at cornell.edu
 
Amanda Ostreko 
University of Kansas
amandao at ku.edu
 
Tom Rock
Columbia University Teacher's College
tpr4 at columbia.edu
 
Helen Valine
University of San Francisco-San Jose Campus
hvaline at usfca.edu
 

External Relations Partnership Committee


James N. Crane, Co-Chair
Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies
Brigham Young University
BYU Graduate Studies
105 FPH
Provo, UT 84602
Phone:  (801) 422-1586
james_crane at byu.edu
 
Keith Ramsdell, Co-Chair
Bowling Green State University
kramsde at bgsu.edu
 

Matthew Cipriano
Weill Cornell Medicine
mac2113 at med.cornell.edu

Andrew Kim
Memorial University of Newfoundland
akim at mun.ca

Joshua LaFave
SUNY Potsdam
lafavejj at potsdam.edu

 

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.

Colleen Thapalia, Chair
The College of St. Rose
Grad. & Con't. Ed. Admissions
432 Western Ave
Alban, NY 12203
Phone: (518) 458-5486
thapalic at mail.strose.edu

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Council

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Committee will support the association’s efforts towards ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion are embraced throughout the organization. This includes being available to consult with the Membership, Education, Publications, and Research committees, as well as any other NAGAP committee or workgroup that might benefit from their counsel.  The DEI Advisory Committee may also be asked to assist with specific projects as they relate to the association’s strategic plan.

Sylvia Alexander-Sedey, Chair
St. Catherine University
Graduate Admission, #4027
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul,  MN 55105
Phone: (651) 690-6243
swalexander at stkate.edu
 
Renee Barton
Georgetown University
ab2856 at georgetown.edu
 
Marilyn Kershaw
University of Cincinnati
kershamn at uc.edu
 
Melissa Lee
Virginia Commonwealth University
mlee27 at vcu.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.

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 barry.edu
Kristin Chalberg
St. Catherine University
ktchalberg at stkate.edu
 
Jared Fritz-McCarty
Roosevelt University
jmccarty at roosevelt.edu
Lindsay Gentile
North Carolina State University
lwgentil at ncsu.edu
 
Tara Hobson-Prater
Indiana University School of Medicine
tlhobson at iu.edu

Sara Pettingill
Bellarmine University
spettingill at bellarmine.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.

Katie Beczak, Chair
Rochester Institute of Technology
kmbges at rit.edu

Ariana Balayan
Suffolk University
abalayan at suffolk.edu

Kathryn Kendall 
University at Buffalo
kkendall at buffalo.edu

Amanda Ostreko 
University of Kansas
amandao at ku.edu

Ashley Hurley
Memorial University of Newfoundland
ashley.hurley at mun.ca

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 stmarys-ca.edu

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

Dean Tsantir, Chair
University of Minnesota
101 Pleasant St., S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: (612) 625-1303
tsan0006 at umn.edu

Noro Andriamanalina
University of Minnesota
andri002 at umn.edu
 
Paula Baker
University of Minnesota
baker496 at umn.edu
 
Terrence Grus
Mizzou University of Missouri
grust at missouri.edu
 
Marlaina Kloepfer
West Chester University
marlaina.geffers at gmail.com
 
Erinn Lake
Edinboro University
lakee at edinboro.edu

Lian Lynch
North Carolina State University
loxenha at ncsu.edu

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

 

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 byu.edu
 
Marcus Hanscom
Roger Williams University
mhanscom at rwu.edu
 
Jaclyn L. Farina
Brandeis University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
farina at brandeis.edu
 
Jennifer Kulbeck
Saint Mary's College of California
jak12 at stmarys-ca.edu
 
Thomas P. Rock, Ed.D.
Teachers College, Columbia University
tpr4 at tc.columbia.edu
 
Kristen Sterba, Ph.D.
Graduate School
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
kmsterba at uams.edu

(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.