My’Chael Hyman, Professional Academic Advisor, Norfolk State University
My’Chael Hyman is a Professional Academic Advisor for First- and Second-Year Students at her undergraduate Alma Mater, Norfolk State University, in Norfolk, Virginia. She is also a First-Year Freshmen Seminar instructor. My’Chael has been an Academic Advisor for eight years and has worked in higher education for over 13 years. My’Chael has a Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Liberty University, where she is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Public Policy. As a first-generation college student, she understands the obstacles that students face and has a passion to advocate for Black Student Success. Early in her advising career, she created and became the advisor for the first student-led organization at Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta, Georgia. By establishing a Black Student Union, she created a culture that allowed students to create programs and events that highlighted their heritage and interests. The formation of that club opened doors for other student-led organizations to form at that college. My’Chael is the current NACADA HBCU Advising Community Chair, as well as in the current 2022-2024 Emerging Leader Class. Her other NACADA accomplishments include serving on the 2022 Region 2 conference and 2023 Virginia Drive-In Conference committees and presenting at the 2022 Annual Conference. My’Chael is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and strives to help others “By culture and by merit”. In her downtime, My’Chael loves to watch a great documentary and spend time with her husband and children.