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. Please consider getting involved!

Why Join an NCCI Committee?

The benefits of volunteering with NCCI are many. Volunteers:

  • grow their professional network;
  • have the satisfaction of knowing they have made a difference in higher education;
  • develop and refine leadership skills;
  • obtain professional recognition; and
  • gain knowledge of issues impacting higher education.

Descriptions for each of the NCCI committees are below, along with the names and contact information of current leadership. If you are interested in joining a committee, please complete this form.

NCCI Committees

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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.


Bridget Wikidial
California State University System

Past Chair

Mr. Kelly Block
University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

Current Status:  We would be pleased to accept volunteers for next year’s conference. Please email

Marketing & Communications Committee

Marketing & Communications Committee

The Marketing & Communications Committee showcases the work of NCCI and our members, and highlights networking and learning opportunities for members, non-members, and others interested in the future of higher education.


Ms. Kathleen Scott 
California State University, Fresno

Vice Chair

Ms. Molly McDermott
Illinois Institute of Technology

Volunteer Status:  We would be pleased to accept volunteers at any time. Please email

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.


Ms. Davina Desnoes 
Cornell University


Ms. Aspasia Apostolakis Miller
Northwestern University

Volunteer Status: We would be pleased to accept volunteers at any time. Please email

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.


Kim-Marie Jenkins
University of Maine System

Ashley Teal
Emory University

Vice Chair

Scott Staelgraeve
University of Michigan

Volunteer Status: We would be pleased to accept volunteers at any time. Please email

Members of the NCCI Board of Directors typically begin their service to NCCI as a member of a committee.