Karen Lewis Appointed Regional Division Representative

March 27, 2019

Karen Lewis has been appointed to the leadership position of Regional Division Representative within NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.

NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising is an international educational association of individuals engaged in the work of academic advising with an international membership of over 10,000 with representatives from more than 2,400 institutions and organizations related to higher education. NACADA promotes quality academic advising and professional development of its membership to ensure the educational development of students. Since its beginning, NACADA has grown to over 13,000 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. 

NACADA hosts an annual conference each fall that has attracted over 4,000 attendees, as well as 10 regional conferences, and intensive study of advising through Administrators' and Assessment Institutes, special topic seminars, and two Academic Advising Summer Institutes held annually. NACADA publishes a scholarly journal, a quarterly e-publication, and occasional special publications, books, and monographs. NACADA also offers advising training DVDs as well as webcasts and CDs, manages a consultants and speakers service, offers member career services, funds research grants, sponsors an awards program, grants scholarships, and supports commissions and interest groups to address important academic advising issues. Most of all, NACADA provides a network and professional identity for the thousands of faculty, full-time advisors, and administrators whose responsibilities include academic advising.

Being appointed to this NACADA leadership position is a recognition of Karen's significant professional contributions to and excellence in the field of academic advising.