About Us

NCIA Bylaws

With its formation in 1977, the National Council of Instructional Administrators (NCIA), an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges, quickly grew to become one of the largest affiliates of the AACC. It has evolved over time providing for the instructional administrator an agenda for leadership, advocacy, innovation and professional development.

The National Council of Instructional Administrators supports the principles, goals, and objectives of the American Association of Community Colleges and is committed to leadership, innovation, advocacy, and development for the improvement of teaching and learning.

LEADERSHIP: The National Council of Instructional Administrators provides leadership for advancement of instructional programs, activities, and support services.

INNOVATION: The National Council of Instructional Administrators promotes innovation through the recognition and dissemination of information regarding exemplary instructional programs and administrative practices.

Exemplary Initiatives Award

ADVOCACY: The National Council of Instructional Administrators provides a forum for the identification, discussion, and dissemination of instructional issues, and takes action on behalf of its members.

DEVELOPMENT: The National Council of Instructional Administrators provides professional development activities for the enhancement of its members.

Chief Academic Officer of the Year Award

Chief Academic Officer Workshop

Goals and Activities

To accomplish the mission of the National Council of Instructional Administrators the following goals have been adopted:

  • Identify, research, and articulate emerging and future instructional issues.Develop and disseminate policy recommendations.
  • Enhance the effectiveness of instructional administrators through the promotion of professional development.
  • Recognize exemplary educational programs, practices, leadership, and service.
  • Collaborate with AACC councils and other educational organizations.
  • Promote scholarship and research to enhance teaching, learning, and student success.
  • Promote an education environment that values differences and similarities in human conditions and cultures.

A Brief History of the NCIA

During the early 1970s the American Association of Community Colleges encouraged the formation of councils representing specific interests. By 1976 there still was not a council representing instructional interests. As instruction is the reason for AACC's existence, a group of community college deans began discussing the possibility of forming an AACC affiliated council to represent instructional interests.

In April of 1977 a group of approximately 50 instructional administrators met at the AACC convention in Denver to discuss the feasibility of forming such a council. At that initial meeting consensus was reached to begin the process of formally establishing the NCIA. The original officers elected at that meeting were Roger Van Winkle, President, from Harford Community College and now at Massachusetts Bay Community College; Bob Evans, Vice President, then at Olympic College and now at Colorado Mountain College; Jeff Lukenbill, Secretary, from MiamiDade Community College; and Elmer Kuhn, Treasurer, from Prince George's Community College. This group guided the organization through its formative years. Bylaws were adopted and affiliation was granted by AACC at its 1978 annual meeting in San Francisco. The membership goal that first year was 200.

Since its establishment the NCIA has grown to over 4,000 members representing about a fourth of all two year colleges. The Council has taken a leadership role on a wide range of both regional and national issues including specialized accreditation, entry-level standards into nursing, assessment and competency based instruction.

Today the Council is a vital contributor to the two year college movement. In cooperation with such national organizations as the American College Testing Service, the League for Innovation in the Community College, and a number of colleges and universities, NCIA is truly the leadership organization in the two year college movement. As the largest and most important council in AACC, the National Council of Instructional Administrators assists AACC in selecting programs for the national conventions, advises the parent organization on national issues, testifies before congressional and other national and regional organizations, and generally serves as the spokesperson for the instructional movement in two year colleges.

YEAR

PRESIDENT

 1977-78

 Roger Van Winkle

1978-79

Roger Van Winkle

1979-80

Robert Evans

1980-81

Jeffrey Lukenbill

1981-82

Roger Van Winkle

1982-83

Gerald Bazer

1983-84

Donald Goss

1984-85

Dan Moriarty

1986-87

Charles Hall

1987-88

Carol Viola

1988-89

Roland Chapdelaine

1989-90

Betty Duvall

1990-91

Karen Bowyer

1991-92

Ann Foxworthy

1992-93

Jesse Jones

1993-94

Carlton Williams

1994-95

Patricia Dyer

1995-96

Sharon Bradwish-Miller

1996-97

Linda Timmerman

1997-98

Gerald Bazer

1998-99

Janet Portolan

1999-2000

Mike Tacha

2000-01

Susan McBride

2001-02

Don Yeager

2002-03

Julie Hatoff

2003-04

Russ DeVriendt

2004-05

Johnnie Simpson

2005-06

Gloria Ann Lopez

2006-07

Judy Murray

2007-08

Randy Van Wagoner

2008-09

Marilyn D. Rhinehart

2009-10

Kathleen V. Hall

2010-11

Carmen Simone

2011-12

Al Buyok

2012-13

Lisa Stich

2013-14

Margo Martin

2014-16

Amy Fugate

2016-18

Dennis Headrick