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 email us at

NCCI offers a variety of professional development opportunities for its members.

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

NCCI Committees

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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

The Marketing and Communications Committee showcases the work of NCCI and our members, and highlights networking and learning opportunities for members, non-members and other 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

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

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.

Volunteer Status

We would be pleased to accept volunteers at any time. Please email the chair, vice chair, and/or to learn more about the impact you could make, how you could grow, and how to get involved.


Kim-Marie Jenkins University of Maine System

Ashley Teal Emory University

Vice Chair

Scott Staelgraeve University of Michigan