COLUMBIA, S.C. (July 1, 2019) – When the National Association for Campus Activities’ next executive director begins Aug. 5, she will be the first woman to hold that role in the Association’s nearly 60-year history.
Amber Shaverdi Huston, CAE, most recently served as chief operations officer of Delta Sigma Phi National Fraternity & Foundation, an international membership association comprised of 6,000-plus undergraduate members, over 115,000 alumni and a separate charitable foundation. She oversaw the fraternity’s multi-million-dollar operating budget and drove its metrics for growth, retention, member training and stakeholder engagement.
“Amber’s previous experience as a partner with higher education institutions gives her valuable insight into our school member experiences and how those members can be best supported,” said Board Chair Becky Riopel. “Her prior work with strategic planning, forecasting and relationship building across constituencies will help us strengthen our vision for the future of NACA and work to build an innovative structure to support that vision for all our members, schools and associates alike.”
As executive director, Shaverdi Huston will oversee and administer activities, programs and services; provide strategic counsel and support to the Board of Directors and the NACA® Foundation Board of Trustees; manage and develop staff members; and provide budget oversight.
“I am truly excited to join the team. It is a tremendous honor to be selected as NACA’s next executive director,” Shaverdi Huston said. “I am excited for our future and the positive impact the association will continue to have on higher education.”
The National Association for Campus Activities has been promoting student learning through engagement in campus life since 1960. NACA brings campus leaders together for professional development, campus programming resources and networking opportunities. NACA® Live, the annual national convention, will be held Feb. 22-26, 2020, in Denver, CO. Students and advisors from 900-plus member colleges and universities will participate in the nation’s largest campus activities marketplace, watch 80 live performances, attend dozens of educational sessions and book campus entertainment though NACA’s cooperative buying system.
Members can view Ms. Shaverdi Huston's Q&A session from the interview process here (login required).
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