|From the ACA Facebook page: NACADA 2010|
I especially love this spotlight because Jo Anne reminded me how important it is to stand up and be involved in ACA leadership through committees and officerships.
Hometown Beaumont, TX
College(s) attended Lamar University
Job title(s) and department(s) past and present
Academic Advising Coordinator/Dept. of GOV Formerly, Dean's Office Liberal Arts and Undergraduate Advising Center
How did you end up at UT in the first place?
Relocated to Austin as husband changed jobs
What is your favorite part or being a part of ACA? Networking with other campus advisors and sharing of information
Here's where we'd like an anecdote about a favorite ACA memory or a memory that includes another ACA member. Vividly recall the meeting years ago when Char Dison, a founding member and co-first president, gave the speech to ACA to encourage members to run for office. Also, the 25th Anniversary Celebration with Dr. James Vick present who was so instrumental in the formation of ACA.
What advice would you give to new advisors or new staff members at UT?
Be actively involved in professional development opportunities here on campus and in our affiliation with the National Academic Advising Association.
What legacy would you like to leave behind at UT? That a person from Southeast Texas can come to this campus and thrive in the environment. I had several opportunities to do so within ACA and many wonderful ones with NACADA, proudly serving as the first president from the state of Texas!
Anything else you want to tell us? Work together, always keeping our students first and foremost!