International Mentoring Association’s History

1987

A proposal was presented at a higher education conference at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan and discussed “using mentoring to increase retention and success of minority students in higher education.

1988

By-laws were drafted and selection of a Board of Directors at Rhode Island Community College in Warwick, Rhode Island and formed the National Mentoring Association

By-laws were adopted and the National Mentoring Association was ratified at the American College at Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania as a membership association in response to the growing need for an organized forum focused on innovative and effective mentoring ideas and practices.

2000-2008

The IMA was housed at Western Michigan University

2008

IMA moved its headquarters to Farmington, New Mexico.

2011

The name of the association was officially changed to the International Mentoring Association. (IMA), a not-for-profit organization and registered as a 501c3.

2014-2018

The International Mentoring Association was moved to the University of New Mexico

2018

The International Mentoring Association moved it’s headquarters to Florida and is a consociation with the University of Florida.
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