Executive Committee


Contact with the Executive Committee should be made through the NASM National Office.

The executive body of the Board of Directors is the Executive Committee composed of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, the Chair of the Commission on Accreditation, the Associate Chair of the Commission on Accreditation, and the Executive Director (ex officio and non-voting).

The Executive Committee shall:

  • Implement the policy recommendations of the Board of Directors.
  • Exercise the executive policy functions of the Association.
  • Have control and overall management of the affairs, funds, and properties of the Association not otherwise provided for.
  • Approve the annual budget and engage in long-range financial planning for the Association.
  • Maintain the distinctions of functions and responsibilities required in the Bylaws, Article III., Section 3., paragraph 5, and Article IV., Section 1.C. in all aspects of its work.
  • Appoint the Executive Director and prescribe his or her duties and compensation.

NASM Executive Committee 2018-2019:

Dan Dressen, President (2021)
Saint Olaf College

Michael D. Wilder, Vice President (2021)
Wheaton College

Jeffrey L. Pappas, Treasurer (2019)
University of Tennessee

Tayloe Harding, Secretary (2020)
University of South Carolina

Peter T. Witte, Interim Chair, Commission on Accreditation (2019)
University of the Pacific

James C. Scott, Associate Chair pro tempore, Commission on Accreditation (2019)
University of North Texas

Karen P. Moynahan, Executive Director, ex officio