Advising Administration Community

The purpose of the Advising Administration Community is to provide a forum for sharing ideas and discussing common concerns.  The Community Chair and Steering Committee members actively encourage networking opportunities by posting items of interest or for discussion via the listserve and/or membership distribution.  At each annual conference, the Community selects and sponsors up to four proposals in the field of advising administration.  

Sponsored Session at Annual Conference in Phoenix

Join our Community at our sponsored session at Annual Conference!

Program Title: Collaborative Stories: The Art of Creating a Career Progression Plan
Presenters: Marianne Young, Adrienne McMahan, Sarah Ballard
Date/Time: October 1st, 10:15am
Room: N 126 C

Program title: Professional Life Stories: The Importance of Supervision in the Careers of Academic Advisors and Advising Administrators 
Presenters: Jenine Buchanan 
Date/Time: October 2nd, 2018 at 3:15pm
Room: N 129 A/B

Program title: The furman Advantage: Developing a Culture of Enhansed Advising and Mentoring 
Presenters: Brad Harmon and Michelle Horhota 
Date/Time: October 1st, 2018 at 3:15pm
Room: N 128 A/B


The Academic Advising Administration Community will be recognized as the preeminent NACADA resource for developing new knowledge and solutions for administrators, educating and engaging the constituents of administrators and those aspiring to this role, and nurturing the continuing growth and development of effective higher education leaders. The Community’s work will lead to:

  • Further research and literature concerning effective administrative practices in advising;
  • Recognition among higher education administrators both within and outside the advising area that the Community and NACADA are significant, highly-regarded sources for professional development; and
  • Increased engagement of advising administrators within the Community, as well as nationally and internationally.
    In achieving this vision the Community will set the standard for effectiveness among NACADA’s communities and be recognized by our members as a foremost contributor to their successful administrative work.

“Commissions are responsible for originating professional development opportunities for the membership and for recruitment of members (NACADA Bylaws, Article V, section 2e).” This focus on professional development and recruitment provides an overall guiding expectation for the Academic Advising Administration Community. To fulfill this expectation, and to achieve the vision, the mission of the commission is to:

  • Enhance the personal and professional leadership of advising administrators through the provision of high quality resources (e.g., best practices) and educational programs (e.g., “grow our own” academy);
  • Facilitate networking and career development among advising administrators, and those aspiring to this role, by creating vehicles for idea sharing and mutual support;
  • Foster creative outlets for successful administrators to engage in the scholarship of advising, particularly theory and research related to advising administration and leadership; and
  • Develop strategies for carrying out this mission at local, regional, and national/international levels.

Carrying out this mission will contribute to raising the standard of leadership and administrative effectiveness in advising, as well as in the broader higher education arena.

Current Chair

Cornelius Gilbert

Cornelius Gilbert
The University of St. Thomas

Events in Phoenix

Business Meeting:

Room: N127 B/C
Day: Tuesday
Time: 8:45-9:45 am