Academic Adviser Jason Wiegand reports the Region VI Conference for NACADA—“The Global Community for Academic Advising” in Omaha—was a success.
“It is my second year serving on the Region VI Steering Committee,” he writes. “As Co-Chair of the Uncommon Advising Mentoring Program (UAMP), I am proud to report that we introduced our inaugural class of regional leaders and mentors at the annual Awards Lunch and Business Meeting.”
The purpose of the program is to identify and engage new members of Region VI interested in deepening their involvement within NACADA. “We carefully paired promising new advisers with accomplished advising mentors to guide them in establishing and meeting a set of professional goals, skills, and outcomes,” Wiegand writes.
Wiegand also presented a session (abstract below) with colleagues from Florida International University and the University of St. Thomas:
- Representing the Underrepresented: NACADA’s Emerging Leader Program
- Jason Wiegand, Iowa State University
- Craig McGill, Florida International University
- Drew Puroway, University of St. Thomas
The Emerging Leader Program has helped increase diversity within NACADA’s leadership.