National Conference of Academic Deans

2014 Conference InfoCall for Proposals

68th Annual Conference

July 10-11, 2014

2014 Conference Theme: Dealing with an Era of Change in Communication and Regulation

Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center

University of Central Arkansas, Conway

The National Conference of Academic Deans features outstanding speakers, case studies and active dialogue on topics relevant to the work of provosts, deans, and associate deans. Experienced and new administrators alike will gain new perspectives and an expanded network of colleagues in an informal, relaxed atmosphere.

About NCAD:
Established in 1941 by Schiller Scroggs and Henry Bennett of Oklahoma State University, the National Conference of Academic Deans is the nation’s oldest organization with programming focused on current issues and challenges in higher education administration.  The conference offers a refreshing departure from the crammed schedule of packaged seminars.  At the NCAD annual conference you will always find excellent programs supplemented by valuable corridor conversations with colleagues.

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2014 Conference Co-Chairs:

Dr. Kitty Krieg, Dean
School of Arts, Sciences, and Health
Our Lady of the Lake College
Baton Rouge, LA

Dr. Merribeth Bruning, Dean
School of Education and Director of Teacher Education
Ouachita Baptist University
Arkadelphia, AR


Kurt A. Boniecki, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Instructional Support
University of Central Arkansas

Submissions for presentations by individuals or a panel related to the conference theme for the 2014 conference should be forwarded to to the conference co-chairs Merribeth Bruning at and Katherine Krieg

Please see our call for proposals page for rules on submitting a proposal.

Program Agenda:

Click here to view or print the Agenda.


Early Bird Registration Until June 15, 2014:  $230 / Person

Late Registration After June 15, 2014:  $260 / Person

Travel Information:
Regional Airport and Ground Information:  Convenient commercial jet service is available at the Little Rock National Airport, located 31 miles to the south of Conway.  Rental cars are available from the airport.

Hotel Information:
A block of rooms have been secured at the Hilton Garden Inn of Conway. To reserve a room at the Hilton at a special discounted rate of $77 per night, please click here.

Driving Directions to UCA

Registration Information:

Click here to register online.

Payment Options:
Credit Card or Check

To pay by credit card, just pick Credit Card option on Checkout page and type in credit card information.

To pay by check, when registering online, please pick the Bill Me option and then follow the directions below:

Please make Checks and Purchase Orders payable to: University of Central Arkansas

Mail in Payment to:

Attn: Melanie Watson/NCAD 2014
University of Central Arkansas
Outreach and Community Engagement
Brewer-Hegeman, Suite 102
201 Donaghey Avenue
Conway, AR 72035

For More Information:
Melanie Watson
UCA, Outreach and Community Engagement
Tel: (501) 450-5274
Fax: (501) 450.5277