Executive Officers

The leadership of the NCMPR Board of Directors consists of the President, Vice President/President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Immediate Past President and Past President. Executive officers are elected by the board and have previously served the organization as a District Director or Director-at-Large. The Executive Committee members chair standing committees within the organization. 

District Directors

Each of NCMPR’s seven districts offers a unique leadership opportunity for members who wish to help guide activities within their district. District Directors are appointed by the Executive Committee and may serve up to two consecutive two-year terms. District Directors oversee the district's finances and membership services, including the annual district conference. District directors also assume a voting seat on the national Board of Directors, where they help shape organizational policy and contribute to the planning of membership programs and services. 

Director-at-Large

The national board also consists of one Director-at-Large, who is appointed by the Executive Committee. The Director-at-Large serves a two-year term and may hold office for two consecutive terms.

Executive Director

The NCMPR Executive Director oversees the day-to-day operations of NCMPR from its national headquarters in Albuquerque, N.M. The Executive Director serves as a nonvoting member of the board.


2019-20 Board of Directors

Board Officers

  • Lynn-Whalen
  • President
    Lynn Whalen
    Executive Director, Public Relations and Marketing
    Lincoln Land Community College
    5250 Shepherd Road
    Springfield, IL 62794-9256
    217-786-2219
  • Vice President-President Elect
    Juan Gutierrez
    Director of Marketing and Public Relations
    Orange Coast College
    2701 Fairview Road
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    714-432-5725 
  • Debra McGaughey
  • Secretary-Treasurer
    Debra McGaughey, M.S.
    Director of Communication Services
    Houston Community College
    1300 Holman
    Houston, TX 77004
    713-718-6226
  • Dane Dewbre
  • Immediate Past President
    Dane Dewbre
    Associate Dean of Marketing and Recruitment
    South Plains College
    1401 College Ave.
    Levelland, TX 79336
    806-716-2210
  • Kersten Hart
  • Past President
    Michele Kersten-Hart
    Manager of Multimedia and Web Services
    Oakland Community College
    2900 Featherstone Road
    Auburn Hills, MI 48326
    248-232-4423  

 Directors

  • Laurie Farrell
  • District 1 Director
    Eve Markman
    Director of Creative Services
    Community College of Philadelphia
    1700 Spring Garden St., A7-123
    Philadelphia, PA  19130
    215-751-8043
  • District 2 Director
    Virginia Moreland
    Director of Marketing and Advertising
    The College System of Tennessee
    1 Bridgestone Park, Third Floor
    Nashville, TN  37214
    615-366-4486
  • Jeff Julian - District 3 Director
  • District 3 Director
    Jeff Julian
    Executive Director of Communications
    Harper College
    1200 W. Algonquin Rd.
    Palatine, Illinois 60067
    847-925-6183 
  • Natalie-Daggett
  • District 4 Director
    Natalie Daggett
    Director of Institutional Advancement
    Clovis Community College
    417 Schepps Blvd.
    Clovis, NM  88101
    575-769-4115 
  •  Jeff Ebbing
  • District 5 Director
    Jeff Ebbing
    Director of Marketing and Communications
    Southeastern Community College
    1500 West Agency Road
    West Burlington, IA 52655
    319-208-5060 
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  • District 6 Director
    Jennie McCue
    Director, Marketing and Communications
    Saddleback College
    28000 Marguerite Parkway
    Mission Viejo, CA 92692
    949-582-4320 
  • James Walters
  • District 7 Director
    James Walters, MBA
    Director of Marketing and Communications
    Skagit Valley College
    2405 East College Way
    Mount Vernon, WA 98273
    360-416-7957 
  • Christine-Payton
  • Director-at-Large
    Christine Payton
    Communications and Marketing Director
    South Louisiana Community College
    1101 Bertrand Drive
    Lafayette, LA  70506
    337-521-8936
  • Director-at-Large
    Patrick Stone

    Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing
    Cape Cod Community College
    2240 Iyannough Road
    West Barnstable, MA  02668
    774-330-4714

Executive Director

  • Debbie Halsey
  • Executive Director
    Debbie Halsey
    5901 Wyoming Blvd. NE, #J-254
    Albuquerque, NM 87109
    505-349-0500, ext. 1

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