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2018 NCA Election

September 1, 2017

The Nominating Committee, chaired by Navita Cummings James, and the Committee on Committees, chaired by Christie Beck, have developed a full slate of candidates for the 2018 NCA election. Members will be asked to elect a Second Vice President and At-Large Representatives to the Legislative Assembly, the Committee on Committees, and the Nominating Committee. Members have an opportunity to meet the candidates for Second Vice President during the NCA Annual Convention on Friday, November 17, at 11:00 a.m., in room Pearl 4 of the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.

Balloting for the election will open on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, and will close on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 5 p.m. EST. All individual members of NCA as of January 1, 2018, are eligible to vote in the regular election. If you are eligible to vote and do not receive an electronic ballot on Tuesday, January 2, or if you would like to request a paper ballot, please contact NCA’s National Office at 202-464-4622 or

To help ensure you receive your electronic ballot, please note the ballot will be coming from “NCA Election Coordinator" ( Please ensure that your spam filter allows this email to get to your inbox by adding this email address to your address book.

2018 NCA Election Ballot

Second Vice President

One will be elected with a term beginning in January 2019

  • David McMahan, Missouri Western State University
  • Brad Mello, Saint Xavier University

Committee on Committees (At- Large Members)

Two will be elected to serve two-year terms beginning in January 2019.

  • Jane Jorgenson, University of South Florida
  • Bree McEwan, DePaul University
  • Carey Marie Noland, Northeastern University
  • Melissa Tafoya, La Sierra University

Legislative Assembly (At- Large Members)

Three will be elected to serve three-year terms beginning in January 2019.

  • Ariel Gratch, Georgia College and State University
  • Susanne Jones, University of Minnesota
  • Kendra Knight, DePaul University
  • Lara Lengel, Bowling Green State University
  • Lana McDonnell, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • Nicholas Zoffel, Sierra College

Nominating Committee (At- Large Members)

Four candidates will be elected to serve a one-year term beginning in January 2018.

  • Slate to be determined by the 2017 Committee on Committee in November 2017