Comprised of representatives from member institutions, NCCI Committees serve an important role in coordinating the projects and activities of the association as together we strive to grow your network. Serving on a committee is a great way for you to contribute to NCCI while enhancing your network and broadening your knowledge of change efforts in higher education. Click here to learn more about volunteering with NCCI.

NCCI Committees

Annual Conference Committee

Annual Conference Committee

The Annual Conference Committee designs the educational program for the NCCI Conference each year. This includes selecting speakers for concurrent workshops and General Sessions and coordinating Conference logistics.


Davina Desnoes
Cornell University

Membership & Outreach Committee

Membership & Outreach Committee

The Membership & Outreach Committee strives to ensure that the value of the NCCI network is continuously enhanced by improving the richness and diversity of our member institutions.  This involves actions to:  1) retain current members; and 2) grow our network by adding new members.  We do this through direct outreach to members and prospective members; reviewing member profile data to identify targeted areas for recruiting; and devising strategies for both retention and new member growth.


Nathan Bohlmann
Indiana University School of Medicine

Professional Development Committee

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee supports sharing of information, skills, and knowledge by creating professional development opportunities that provide value and recognition to the NCCI membership, both as individuals and as institutions. For more information, visit the Learn page.


Olga Kipnis
Washington University in St. Louis

Volunteer Development Committee

Volunteer Development Committee

The Volunteer Development Committee is responsible for ensuring that NCCI is a model for volunteer involvement for those members willing to give of their time and talents to advance the events and services of NCCI. Members gain insights into training, recruitment, recognition, and evaluation practices, while building relationships with colleagues interested in giving back and developing new skills.


Byron Fitch
Georgia Institute of Technology

Education Council

Education Council

 The NCCI Education Council is responsible for the comprehensive development of core competencies for the organization as well as the process by which these competencies can be reliably incorporated in all educational offerings. The council is new for NCCI and will begin its work in September


  • Review and identification of core competencies 
  • Provide strategic oversight of education and professional development offerings
  • Engage in analysis of trends in higher education and potential new directions for education and professional development offerings

 Time Commitment:

 Meets once a month (as a full committee) and once a quarter with representatives from each of the various committees engaged in education and professional development (about 3 hours per month)