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. 


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
  • Vice President-President Elect
    Juan Gutierrez
    Director of Marketing and Public Relations
    Orange Coast College
    2701 Fairview Road
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Debra McGaughey
  • Secretary-Treasurer
    Debra McGaughey, M.S.
    Director of Communication Services
    Houston Community College
    1300 Holman
    Houston, TX 77004
  • Dane Dewbre
  • Immediate Past President
    Dane Dewbre
    Associate Dean of Marketing and Recruitment
    South Plains College
    1401 College Ave.
    Levelland, TX 79336
  • Kersten Hart
  • Past President
    Michele Kersten-Hart
    Manager of Multimedia and Web Services
    Oakland Community College
    2900 Featherstone Road
    Auburn Hills, MI 48326


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

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

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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