Academic Advising Consultants & Speakers Services (AACSS) Advisory Board

AACSS Mission: 
The AACSS supports and guides the global advancement of quality academic advising to higher education institutions and organizations through its network of scholar-practitioner speakers and consultants.

AACSS Goals:
  • Proactively identify and strategically engage institutions and organizations that may benefit from the services of the AACSS.
  • Provide an individual or team of consultants to undertake a comprehensive program review of academic advising at a system, institution, or unit level.
  • Provide expert academic advising scholar-practitioners to deliver keynote addresses, motivational speeches, and workshops. 

How to Get Involved 

Those interested in becoming an AACSS Advisory Board member should contact Cathy Swartz, swartz@ksu.edu at the NACADA Executive Office. 

Jayne Drake, Advisory Board Chair 2019-2023

  The Chair of the Advisory Board facilitates the work of the group by:

  • Working with the Executive Office staff on issues that need attention or discussion.
  • Facilitating Advisory Board discussion on issues via email and/or conference calls.
  • Facilitating Advisory Board meetings during the Annual Conference.
  • Working with the Executive Office and the President on appointment of new members each year.
  • Providing written reports to the Board of Directors at least twice annually. 

AACSS Advisory Board Members:

Sean Chism, Tennessee Board of Regents (2020-2022)
Jennifer Hodges, New Mexico State University (2016-2022)
Terry Musser, Penn State University-University Park (2020-2022)
Mark Taylor, (2014-2022)
Joanne Damminger, Wilmington University (2019-2023)
Sally Garner, University of Oregon (2021-2023)
Patti Griffin, Fort Hays State University (2021-2023)
Sara Stout, Washington State University (2021-2023)
Dana Zahorik, Fox Valley Technical College (2019-2023)
Deb Dotterer, Michigan State University (2020-2024)
Chrissy Davis Jones, HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College (2022-2024)
Charles (Chuck) Lepper, Salt Lake Community College (2020-2024)
Holley Linkous, University of Tennessee-Knoxville (2022-2024)
Jermain Pipkins, Dallas College (2020-2024)
Kimberly SmithVirginia Tech University (2018-2024)
David Spight, University of California-Irvine (2020-2024)
George Steele, Ohio Learning Network (2022-2024)
Jolene Stegath, Fox Valley Technical College (2020-2024)
Kathy Stockwell, (2020-2024)

Cathy Swartz, Executive Office Liaison 

Next Meeting

Contact Cathy Swartz for information on future meetings.

Meeting Minutes

  • 2019 Annual Meeting
  • 2018 Annual Meeting
  • 2017 Annual Meeting
  • 2016 Annual Meeting
  • 2015 Annual Meeting