30 Jan 2024

2024 NACA Now & Board of Directors Candidates

Join us at NACA Now and Meet the Board of Directors Candidates

We hope to see you at NACA Live in Pittsburgh on Mon., Feb. 26 at 8:45 a.m. ET for NACA Now, our annual business meeting, as we will look back on the successes of 2023 and look out to the future of the Association for 2024. If you are unable to join in-person, a recording of the meeting will be available in the online Resource Library.

State of the Association

Shelly Mumma, Ph.D., Board of Directors Chair &
Amber Shaverdi Huston, CAE, Executive Director

Meet the Board of Directors Candidates: Presentations and Q&A

Moderated by Kendrick Durham, Ph.D., Immediate Past Chair

Cateatra Mallard

Cateatra Mallard

Director, Center for Student Engagement & Leadership, Jackson State University

Quantá Taylor, Ed.D.

Quantá Taylor, Ed.D.

Executive Director of Student Involvement, University of Louisville

Rigo Gutierrez

Rigo Gutierrez

Manager for Student Programs, Center for Campus Involvement, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

NACA Now will feature presentations and Q&A with candidates seeking to serve on the NACA Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning in May 2024. Three candidates are running for one open position.

Candidates include:

  • Rigo Gutierrez, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Cateatra Mallard, Jackson State University (MS)
  • Quantá Taylor, Ed.D., University of Louisville (KY)

We encourage you to review the candidates’ information on the naca.org/vote website prior to attending NACA Now.

Candidates will present on this prompt: Higher education is facing challenges on multiple fronts – waning public trust, the impending enrollment cliff, and questions regarding the value of a college education to name a few. Each of these issues affects NACA members, and ultimately, the Association itself.  How should NACA respond to these issues in support of its members?


Voting will open on Mon., Feb. 26 at Noon ET and will close on Mon., Mar. 4 at Noon ET.

Two important updates to the voting process for 2024:

  • The voting period will be 1 week.
  • The Association will utilize a new online voting platform, ElectionBuddy, to administer the election. School member primary contacts will receive credentials via email and cast their ballot online. More details on how this new election process will work is available on naca.org/vote.

Only school member institutions may vote for board of directors candidates. Primary contacts cast their votes on behalf of their member institution and only the primary contact can vote. If you are not your institution's primary contact, we encourage you to connect with your institution's primary contact to discuss the candidates and share your thoughts on how your institution should vote.

If you are unsure of your institution's primary contact or it has recently changed, please contact [email protected] by Mon., Feb. 12 so we can update your records in time to cast your vote.