Zoranna Jones, assistant dean for student support in the College of Science & Engineering, has been elected president of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. This distinction is not only a tribute by her peers but also a significant professional recognition of Jones’ excellence in the field of academic advising. She says, “I am looking forward to this exciting opportunity to serve an organization that promotes student success through academic advising and provides exemplary and innovative opportunities for professional development to those who serve students.”
NACADA was chartered as a non-profit organization in 1979 to promote quality academic advising and professional development of its membership to ensure the educational development of students. Since that beginning, NACADA has grown to more than 10,000 members consisting of faculty members, professional advisors, administrators, counselors, and others in academic and student affairs concerned with the intellectual, personal, and vocational needs of students. In addition, NACADA is the representative and advocate of academic advising and those providing that service to higher education.
Hosting an annual conference each fall that typically attracts more than 4,000 attendees, NACADA provides a network and professional identity for the thousands of faculty members, full-time advisors, and administrators whose responsibilities include academic advising. Jones says, “As president I hope to continue to advance the mission and strategic goals of this global community.”
Learn more about the mission and goals of the National Academic Advising Association.