A Message from your President

Greetings MIACADA Members!letter image

It is an amazing privilege to serve as the President of MIACADA for the 2018-2019 term. I take on this role this year with much hope and positivity. Hope that the role of Academic Advising continues to grow as a profession and as a community. Positivity that those whom you have elected will continue to strive for excellence. I am committed to helping make sure that MIACADA continues to be a beacon for Academic Advising as both a place for best practices to be shared and a place where Academic Advisors from all institutions can build community.

This year is going to be about reorganization and rejuvenation. The MIACADA Board will be working diligently all year long to review all of our processes and procedures to make sure that they are aligned with our mission and vision. We want to make sure that as the profession of Academic Advising grows and evolves, so do we as an organization. Look for lots of opportunities to get involved in this process or if you have any ideas please don’t hesitate to contact any members of the Board.

The 2019 NACADA Region V Conference will be held in Detroit, MI, March 13-15 at the historic Renaissance Center. Due to this fact, there will not be a MIACADA state conference this year. But I am happy to announce that the 2020 MIACADA Conference will take place in beautiful Traverse City, MI. So mark your calendars now for May 15, 2020! Have a great year and hope to see you all at the Region V Conference in March.

Rachel Pawlowski