Executive Board Members


Melissa Franzen

Student Development Professional – Arts & Humanities/Honors Advisor

Lincoln Land Community College

BA Psychology- Illinois College;                          MA Human Developmental Counseling – University of Illinois at Springfield

Vice President/ President Elect

Academic Advisor                                        

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Past President

Holly Herrera

Associate Provost for Transfer Initiatives and Academic Partnerships

Columbia College Chicago

BS Management and Quanitative Methods Illinois State Univ.                                                                                                  MEd Education Policy UIUC                                                                                 PhD Education Policy, Organization and Leadership UIUC


StuStuart Robinson

Academic Coordinator, School of Public Health Division of Community Health Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

BA Mathematics-Univ. Michigan,                MA, Higher Education Administration-Eastern Michigan University


Myriah Benner-Coogan

Academic Advisor

Parkland College

BS in Organizational Leadership, Greenville College; MS in Training and Development Eastern Illinois University

Professional Development Chair

Michelle Aurand

  BA, Communications, Augustana College            MS in Education, Counseling, WIU                     MS, Recreation, Park, and Tourist Administration, WIU

Communications Chair

Caroline Helton

BA, Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies, Lincoln Christian University

Master of Education, Higher Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Awards, Scholarships and Grants Committee Chair

Shelley Price-Williams

Coordinator of Student Services & Transitions

Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville

BA Sociology University of Memphis; MS Counseling and Personnel Services, University of Memphis; PhD Higher Education Administration, St. Louis University

Membership and Elections Chair

Valerie Brooks Wallin

Academic Advisor, School of Art and Design

Southern Illinois University Carbondale


State Liasion to NACADA Region V

Dominique Green

At-Large Members

Lisa Melz-Jennings, Academic Success Coach  WIU

BS Sport Management, University of Massachusetts-Amherst;                    MS Sport Management, Western Illinois University


Anne Armbruster, Student Development Professional, Lincoln Land Community College

Ryan Echevarria, Academic Advisor College of Lake County

Ex Officio Member

Teri Farr

Academic Advisor, Division of General Studies

Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

BS History, Illinois State Univ.; MS History, Illinois State Univ.


Dawn Huckelberry

Academic Advisor, Integrative Studies

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

BS Theater, MA Speech Communication, MA English and American Literature SIUE