NASM Annual Meeting 2021 Election Appointments Appreciation

December 2021


In light of national conditions due to the effects of the pandemic, the on-site aspects of the NASM Annual Meeting scheduled for November 14–23, 2021 in Orlando, Florida were cancelled. We miss the opportunity to have connected in person but look forward with anticipation to welcoming and working with members and friends at the 2022 NASM Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.


Subsequent to action by the Membership, the Board of Directors, and Regions as appropriate, conducted via electronic means, we are pleased to announce the election, re-election, or appointment of the following individuals to office in NASM:

President (succession to office)
Michael D. Wilder, Wheaton College

Vice President
Tayloe Harding, University of South Carolina

Members, Board of Directors (Regional Chairs)
Heather Landes, Arizona State University (Region 1)
Brian Kai Chin, Seattle Pacific University (Region 2)
Jeffrey Ward, Kansas State University (Region 3)
David Davies, Nazareth College (Region 6) (two-year term)
Jonathan M. Gary, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Region 9) (one-year term)

Member, Commission on Community College Accreditation
Kenneth B. Hanks, Hillsborough Community College

Associate Chair, Commission on Accreditation (one-year term)
Keith Jackson, West Virginia University

Members, Commission on Accreditation
Cathy Albergo, Florida Gulf Coast University
Donna M. Bohn, MidAmerica Nazarene University
Fred Cohen, San José State University (one-year term)
Curt Scheib, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
John W. Scheib, University of Utah
Dori Waggoner, Central Methodist University

Chair, Nominating Committee
Tracy Cowden, University of Texas at San Antonio

Members, Nominating Committee
Uzee Brown, Jr., Morehouse College
Jennifer Cowell-DePaolo, Casper College
R.J. David Frego, Pennsylvania State University
Peter Jutras, University of Georgia

Member, Committee on Ethics
Susan C. Cook, University of Wisconsin – Madison


The Association wishes to express its deepest appreciation to those individuals who completed terms of office and service as elected or appointed officials in 2021 as noted below:

Dan Dressen, St. Olaf College 

Members, Board of Directors
Fred Cohen, San José State University, Chair, Region 1
Dean Luethi, Washington State University, Chair, Region 2
Julia R. Gaines, University of Missouri, Columbia, Chair, Region 3
David Davies, Nazareth College, Vice Chair, Region 6
Gary T. Wurtz, Stephen F. Austin State University, Vice Chair, Region 9

Associate Chair pro tempore, Commission on Accreditation
James C. Scott, University of North Texas

Members, Commission on Accreditation
Daniel Goble, Colorado State University

Chair, Nominating Committee
Robert L. Elliott, Tennessee State University

Members, Nominating Committee
Michael L. Benson, Malone University
Lori Hicks, Kentucky State University
Stephen P. Johnson, Azusa Pacific University

Chair, Committee on Ethics
Linda Berna, Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University

NASM is indebted to these exceptional individuals for their dedication and volunteer spirit, without which the Association’s work could not go forward.

Lists of NASM Officers, Commissioners, and Committee Members may be found under “About NASM.”