As the national association for professionals involved in concurrent enrollment partnerships, NACEP was founded to provide a national forum for members to engage in professional development and collegial support. There are many ways you can get involved with NACEP, including:
- Present at a regional or national conference
- Get involved in a state chapter
- Volunteer to help out at a regional or national conference
- Write a blog entry
- Help with a webinar
- Join a committee
NACEP’s volunteer committees include:
NACEP Accreditation Commission
As an accreditation peer reviewer you will conduct an extensive review of a program’s accreditation application. Must have experience working with NACEP-accredited concurrent enrollment partnerships; working knowledge of NACEP standards, their intent, and application; and an understanding of the benefits of standards-based concurrent enrollment for all programs. Reviewers also must be affiliated with an institution that houses a NACEP-accredited program. Three peer reviewers are needed for each application. Training and support are provided.
Time commitment: Approximately 15 hours per application.
Chair: Diane Johnson, NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Members: Deanna Luchene, Indiana University; Christina Parish, Syracuse University; Jeffrey Murphy, Northeast Iowa Community College; Mary Mendez Rizzo, Monroe Community College; Bretton DeLaria, St. Louis Community College; Chelsie Rauh, Idaho State University; Megan Adamczyk, Minnesota State Community & Technical College; Robie Cornelious, High School Mathematics, Jacksonville, FL, Lorry Both Wilson, West Kentucky Community College, John Dobyns, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Connie Poteet, National Park College
The Communications Committee generates ideas for NACEP’s communications including the blog, webinars, ideas to pitch to the media and more. Members may write and edit materials from time to time as well. The members also develop criteria for the marketing contest for the National Conference and judge the entries.
Chair: Angela Hobby, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
Members: Jarred Aslett: Early College Senior Coordinator, College of Southern Idaho, Sandy Cruz: Dual Credit Director, University of Central Missouri, Chris Persons: Management Analyst, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Frank Romanelli: ECHSP Faculty Coordinator, University of Rhode Island, Meredith Skaggs: Associate Professor of Communication and QEP Director, Owensboro Community & Technical College, Tracy Steenholdt: Director of Dual Enrollment, Lee College
Governmental Relations Committee
Committee members monitor state and/or federal legislation and policy in areas affecting NACEP and concurrent enrollment programs. NACEP supports policy that promotes quality concurrent enrollment opportunities, placing them on equal footing with other accelerated learning options.
Chair: Memo Caldera: Director, Concurrent Enrollment, Utah Valley University
Members: Aimee Arreygue: Associate Director of Educational Partnerships, California State University – Long Beach, Ashli Dykes: English Instructor and Concurrent Credit Coordinator, University of Arkansas – Hope & Texarkana, Marla Edge: Director of Academic Agreements, Oregon Institute of Technology, Jorge Zumaeta: Senior Director Continuing Education and Dual Enrollment, Florida International University
National Conference Planning Committee
Committee members help plan the theme of the National Conference, develop tracks, review all proposals and select the presentations that will be in the conference. They also suggest keynote speakers.
Chair: Kayla Westra: Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Minnesota West Community & Technical College
Members: Tonie Badillo: Dean of Dual Credit and Early College High Schools, El Paso Community College, Gretchen Brunner: Coordinator, Williamette Promise, Willamette Education Service District, Sarah Call: Program Specialist: Concurrent Enrollment, Nebo School District, Jessica Espinosa: Director, College Transitions, Minnesota State Colleges & Universities, Michael Giazzoni: Director, College in High School, University of Pittsburgh, Holly Handy: Pathways Director, Davis School District, Dee Dee Hatch-Sanders: Dual Credit Program Coordinator, University of New Mexico, Eugenia Hooker: Director, Early College, Spartanburg Community College, Dana Kelly: Student Affairs Program Manager, Idaho State Board of Education, Dru Nash: Business Partnership and Dual Credit Coordinator, Columbia Public Schools, Beth Rhoades: Director of Credentials and Concurrent Enrollment, Weber State University, Sharon Schroeder: Assistant Director, Metro Credit Education Outreach, Youngstown State University
The research committee encourages quantitative and qualitative research studies of concurrent and dual enrollment programs. The committee suggests webinar topics, issue briefs, survey development, and research-oriented events.
Chair: Marian Borgmann-Ingwersen: Director, Wesleyan Honors Academy, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Members: Melinda Bowman: Running Start and EWU in the High School, Eastern Washington University, Briana Hagelgans: Director Early College Credit, Texas A&M at San Antonio, Miles McCrimmon: Director, Advance College Academy, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Armella Smith: Dual Enrollment Advisor, Shelby County Schools, Jason Taylor: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Utah
Secondary School Partners Committee
The Secondary School Partners Committee strengthens concurrent enrollment programs by educating local stakeholders, communicating and collaborating with higher education partners, recognizing students’ accomplishments, and supporting CEP program quality standards.
Chair: Mary Perez Falcon School District #49, (719) 495-5533
Members: Gretchen Brunner: Coordinator, Williamette Promise, Williamette Education Service Center, Keisha Hampton: Dual Enrollment Specialist, Duval County Public Schools, Holly Handy: Pathways Director, Davis School District, Sheralyne Tierseron: Advance College Academy Coordinator, Henrico County Public Schools, Michael Werner: Post-Secondary Planning Coordinator, Mounds View Public Schools
State Policy Leadership Committee
The State Policy Leadership Committee facilitates communication by sharing information between stakeholders who make or inform policy. The committee also when and where possible initiates collaborative projects between states and/or policymaking stakeholders.
Chair: Dianne Barker: Secondary Education Initiatives Coordinator, Technical College System of Georgia
Members: Daniel Archer: Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Jessica Espinosa: Director, College Transitions, Minnesota State Colleges & Universities, Tina Polishchuk: Statewide Coordinator, Advanced Opportunities, Idaho State Department of Education, Mercedes Pour: Director of College Access, Maine Community College System
State and Regional Council
The State and Regional Council shares information between the state and regional chapters of NACEP.
Members: Jessica Brock, Arkansas Tech University (AACEP); Dave Naze, Joliet Junior College (ILACEP); Doug Harter, Hamilton Southeastern Schools (InCEP); Sara Smith, Highland Community College (KsACEP); Deedee Stakley, Ferris State University (MiCEP); Susan Jordahl, St. Cloud State University (MnCEP); Melissa Smith, Crowder College (MoACEP); Megan Fidler-Carey, Imaj Associates (NEACEP); Tom Woodford, Hilliard City School District (OADEP); Beth Rhoades, Weber State University (UACEP)
Run for an elected position on the Board
Shape the future of concurrent enrollment through national service. At least one elected position comes available on the Board of Directors each year and Presidential appointments often do as well.
To express interest in Board service, contact NACEP President Patrick Cannon.