NCMPR's national office is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

5901 Wyoming Blvd. NE, #J-254
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 349-0500

For general inquiries, contact [javascript protected email address] or [javascript protected email address]. For specific requests, see below.

  • James Walters
  • James Walters
    Executive Director
    (505) 349-0500, ext. 1

    [javascript protected email address] if you have questions about: becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, accounting, emeriti relations for past members, national conference planning and onsite implementation

    James Walters has been the executive director of NCMPR since 2020. He has more than 26 years of experience in community college communications. Before joining the national staff, he worked in marketing and web at Skagit Valley College in Washington state, where he worked his way up to director of marketing and communications, a position he held for six years. He played a large role in the college's Removing Barriers capital campaign, which helped raise $3 million dollars to support student equity and success. His duties over the years also included designing print collateral, community outreach, and managing the website and publications. He has his MBA in marketing and sustainable business from City University of Seattle and previously served as NCMPR's District 7 director.
  • Natalie Daggett
    Director of Operations
    (505) 349-0500, ext. 4

    [javascript protected email address] if you have questions about: district conferences and operations, Leadership Institute, Awards of Excellence, the Medallion and Paragon awards, scholarships

    Natalie Daggett been on NCMPR's national staff since 2020. She previously served on NCMPR's board as the District 4 director. 

  •  Connie Crosby
  • Connie Crosby
    Member Services and Events Coordinator
    (505) 349-0500, ext. 2

    [javascript protected email address] if you have questions about: membership, invoices, receipts, payments, event registration

    Connie Crosby joined the NCMPR team when the national office moved from Greeley, Colorado, to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 2013. She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in education and taught with the Albuquerque Public School system for many years before joining the NCMPR staff.

  • Lawanna Duran
  • Lawanna Duran
    Publications/Programming Project Manager
    (505) 349-0500, ext. 3

    [javascript protected email address] if you have questions about: webinars, national conference programming, Counsel magazine, the NCMPR blog

    Lawanna Duran joined NCMPR in 2014 at the group’s annual board meeting in Portland, Oregon. Her background is in the private sector, where her roles have ranged from account executive at a Fortune 500 company to finance director for a U.S. House member’s senatorial campaign to public affairs – where she sought affordable breast cancer screening legislation on behalf of The Susan G. Komen Foundation. 
  • Jaclyn Youhana Garver
    Communication and DEI Manager
    (505) 349-0500, ext. 5

    [javascript protected email address] if you have questions about: the Can You Make It Pretty? podcast, the listserv, NCMPR’s social media,, DEI efforts

    Before joing NCMPR in 2019, Jaclyn Youhana Garver worked in media relations and communications at Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus in Indiana for five years. As an NCMPR member, she blogged, was District 3’s Rising Star and served as the Medallions coordinator for three years. Before working for the college, she worked in daily newspapers for eight years, at The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne and The Daily Journal in Kankakee, Illinois.

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