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NODA Leadership Training Module 1: The Basics of NODA
July 31, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST

Free for members / $199 for nonmembers
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Learning Objectives

  • Identify two to three major milestones of NODA history
  • Articulate the mission of NODA
  • Describe NODA's organizational structure, what it means to be a member, membership professional development, resources, and publications
  • Articulate the importance of the NODA Strategic Plan and various ways it has been implemented

Shawn Smee and Anne-Marie Kenney

Shawn Smee is beginning his tenth year as the Director of the Office of Recruitment and New Student Programs at Murray State University. He is currently serving as the NODA President and has been involved with the association for almost twenty years.  His past NODA leadership roles include serving as a board member, a regional conference host, the Annual Conference Advisory Committee Chair and the 2010 NODAC conference host. He was also a participant in the inaugural OPI program. Shawn holds a masters degree in Non Profit Leadership Studies and an undergraduate degree in Organizational Development, both from Murray State University. 












Anne-Marie Kenney is the Dean of Student Success at Newbury College in Brookline, MA. Working with Newbury's diverse and often under-served population, Anne-Marie has recently taken leadership for the areas of academic advising and counseling, disability support services, tutoring, first-year experience, orientation programs, and experiential education and career services with additional responsibility for campus-wide direction for Students of Concern, Retention, and Academic Standing. Prior to the move to academic affairs, Anne-Marie served Newbury as the chief student affairs officer with a portfolio that included international student services, residence life, wellness education and counseling, and student activities and leadership development.

She is an active member of NODA. She has served as a member of the Association's Executive Committee as Secretary/Treasurer and held roles as board member and both annual (Boston,2008) and regional (Worcester, 2005) conference host. She is currently a member of the Leadership Development Committee. In addition to her work with NODA, Anne-Marie serves NASPA nationally as a member of the AVP Steering Committee and regionally as the MA-NASPA liaison for Senior Student Affairs professionals. She has also served as a national conference presenter and a mentor in the Region I New Professionals Mentor Institute and the NODA mentorship programs. 

 Anne-Marie is a doctoral candidate in higher education leadership at Nova Southeastern University. Her research is focused on first-generation college student persistence.  She received her M.Ed in Administration of Higher Education from Suffolk University after earning her B.A. in History and Politics from Assumption College.




Envisioning Transformational Leaders in Orientation
October 18, 2017 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST

Price: $49 for members / $199 for nonmembers
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Emily Krechel and Chrissy Roth-Francis, Ed.D. 







Emily Krechel has worked within orientation, transition, and retention for more than nine years: as a student leader, graduate intern, and professional. As the Director of New Student and Transition Programs at Elon University, Emily and her team oversee a four-day welcome week orientation that involves 18 Head Staff members, 120 Orientation Leaders, and 200+ Orientation Move-in Helpers. Emily also oversees the First-Year Summer Experiences, the Life Entrepreneur Program for sophomores, and the First-Year Study Abroad program (slated to begin in Fall 2018). Prior to working at Elon University, Emily served as the Associate Director of New Student Services at UC Berkeley. It was there that her passion and love for student leader development and transformation flourished. She had the opportunity to redesign staff training for a team of student coordinators, mentors, and leaders that framed their experience through the lens of Transformational Leadership.

Emily holds a master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University, Ohio and a bachelor’s in sociology from James Madison University. Emily is currently the Chair of the Commission for Admissions, Orientation, and First Year Experience within ACPA and has been a member of NODA since 2010.

Chrissy Roth-Francis, Ed.D. has worked within orientation, transition, and retention for more than 15 years: as a student leader, graduate intern, professional, and veteran NODA member. As the Director of New Student Services at UC Berkeley, Chrissy and her team oversee a week-long orientation for 8,500 new undergraduates, on-boarding communications and publications, and a student staffing structure of 600. It’s in this student staffing structure where Chrissy loves to witness the evolution of the students into transformational orientation leaders, having an impact on the new students greater than could have been imagined. Prior to working at UC Berkeley, Chrissy oversaw graduate and international student orientations at the University of Southern California. Chrissy holds a doctorate in educational leadership, a master’s in higher education administration, and a bachelor’s in journalism. Chrissy is currently a NODA General Board Member and has served the Association in numerous capacities, including network chair and regional conference host.

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