The National Association of Branch Campus Administrators (NABCA) is a professional organization committed to supporting the mission and goals of higher education professionals who work at a location that is separate from the parent campus. Membership ranges from campus centers with a population of 50 students to larger campus communities with 15,000 students, but the challenges are the same: from implementing academic programs, campus safety, maintenance, student success initiatives and commencement celebrations. We equip public & private, national & international, 2-year & 4-year, colleges & universities, and other higher education partners with the tools and resources they need to support the parent campus, students, and communities they serve.
Governed by an Executive Committee elected from among and by the Membership, NABCA is committed to providing a setting for the improvement of leadership, teaching, and research. Members of the Executive Committee must be NABCA members in good standing for at least two years before election or appointment. The Committee is responsible for conducting all business, strategic planning implementation, and operations between annual business meetings.
Established in 1997 as the Western Association of Branch Campus Administrators, the name was changed in 2004 to represent the growing national focus. NABCA appreciates the participation of Members and others who are interested in branch, regional, or satellite campus issues.
A complete History of the association can be found HERE.
NABCA Members in good standing participate on committees
Most NABCA Committees meet on a monthly (or more infrequent) basis using videoconferencing. Committee meetings typically last from 30-60 minutes. Brief descriptions of each Standing Committee are found below.
Conducts all business, strategic planning implementation, and operations between annual business meetings. Members of the Executive Committee must be NABCA members for at least two years before election.
Develops the annual budget, monitors expenditures & financial reports, and assures that the association is on a sound financial basis
Nominations & Election
Conducts selection of nominees for Vice President/President Elect;
Secretary/Treasurer (as needed); Membership, Research, and Communication Committee Vice Chairs; and two Delegates-at-Large
Organizes and carries out the Annual Conference and recommends future conference sites
Develops the digital and print presence and creates and implements marketing and
Recruits and retains members, recommends member benefits and events, and ensures
that an official membership list is maintained
Promotes research and scholarly activities, establishes and edits official publications,
and maintains the association research presence
Secures annual and long-term partner/sponsorships for the organization and identifies association meeting opportunities to promote the organization