2018-2019 Commission Directorate Board

Needham Yancey Gulley

Commission Chair


Dr. Yancey Gulley (he, him, his – pronouns) spent 15 years as a college administrator (primarily in the two-year college settings) prior to moving into a faculty role. Most of his professional administrative career was in the area of student affairs. He has worked administratively at several institutions around the country, including: Louisburg College, North Carolina State University, Long Beach City College, University of Georgia, and Athens Technical College. While Dr. Gulley has taught courses at the University of Georgia in Student Affairs, his first full-time faculty appointment was at Morgan State University where he taught in the Community College Leadership doctoral program within the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership, and Policy. He joined the faculty of the Higher Education Student Affairs program at Western Carolina University in August of 2016. In August of 2017, he was asked to be the coordinator of the Leadership Minor at Western Carolina University.

Dr. Gulley has a long history of advocating for social justice within the educational context through his scholarship, teaching, publications, presentations, trainings, and volunteer endeavors. Past research endeavors not only contributed the scholarly conversation in higher education and student affairs have led to changes in the academy, including the opening of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Resource Center at North Carolina State University. In 2010, Dr. Gulley was named as a Grand Marshal of Atlanta Pride as part of the top 40 LGBTQ educators in Georgia. He most recently completed an edited volume for which he served as lead editor, entitled Using the CAS Professional Standards: Diverse Examples of Practice. This is the first book ever jointly published by NASP, ACPA, & CAS. His largest research project to date focused on the nature of collaboration between academic and student affairs units in the community college setting. Currently, he is researching the experiences of LGBTQ community college students, as well as the experiences of White faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Other current projects include writing several book chapters on methodological and theoretical topics within higher education. He has presented his scholarship locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. He also enjoys spending time with his husband, Corey, and dog, Sedgwick.


Martha Mazieka

Directorate Board Member (Awards)


Martha has been in higher education since 1997 taking positions in the areas of residence life and admissions at 4-year colleges. Community colleges became her focus after in internship experience while attending Springfield College and achieving a Master’s in Education, concentration in Student Personnel Administration. She has had various positions in admissions, advising, and federal Title III grants that focus primarily on student success and retention at community colleges in Massachusetts, Virginia, and Illinois. Martha gradated in May 2017 with an Educational Specialist Degree in Higher Education with a concentration in Community College Leadership from Old Dominion University.

Martha has been a member of ACPA for many years. In fall 2015, she joined NECPA as part of the executive board in New England. In 2018 she joined the directorate board for the Commission for 2-Year Colleges.

Torry Reynolds

Directorate Board Member


Torry L. Reynolds, PhD (She/Her/Hers) is developmental educator and a higher education professional who is dedicated to the personal and professional success of college students. Dr. Reynolds earned her PhD in Higher Education Administration from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She holds a master of education in Student Affairs from Kutztown University and a bachelor of arts in Afro-American Studies and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include academic support programs, developmental education, community colleges, and student advocacy.

Erin Schutt

Directorate Board Member


Erin Schutt (She/Her/Hers) is currently a Program Developer for the Workforce Development and Community Education Division at Delaware Technical Community College. For the past 10 years she has had various positions in housing and residence life, advising, instruction, and social work in Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. She is dedicated to the holistic success of the student, both in the instruction and continuing education settings. Erin Schutt received her master of arts in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of science in Human Services, Education, and Public Policy from the University of Delaware.