NACADA members will have access to the Global Connection Series, a new weekly online series featuring keynote speakers, lightning rounds, presentations, and panel discussions highlighting some of the best and brightest content from NACADA members. New items will be released each Monday and will be available to current NACADA members only. Sessions, whether presented live or a shared recording, will be available at noon central each Monday.

Xenophobia, Anti-Asian Racism, and Intolerance: How to support Students, Faculty, and Staff during COVID-19 

Presented Monday, June 22 | Part of the Global Connection Series



Handouts and Resources 

Academic Advising for Social Justice: Theory, Reflection, and Practice handout
Additional Resources


Yung-Hwa Anna Chow (she/her/hers) is the Director of Advising for the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington State University. She joined NACADA in 2008 and has been involved in a number of advising communities, committees, and was part of the 2009 - 2011 Emerging Leaders class. She has published a number of articles through Academic Advising Today on working with Chinese international students, race and racism and International Students, and also how Advising Administrators can support and promote diversity.

Sisouvanh Keopanapay (she/her/hers) is an Academic Advisor and an Internship Coordinator for the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology at Washington State University. She joined NACADA in 2017 and co-presented at the Region 8 Conference on “Supporting Students Post-Election: Impacts of Trump presidency and how advisors can help.” 

Megumi Makino-Kanehiro (she/her/hers) is the Director of the Mānoa Advising Center for Exploratory Students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She has been a NACADA member for over 16 years. Her PhD is in Educational Psychology. She currently serves as a member of NACADA’s Board of Directors and in this capacity, she is a liaison to the Working Group on Race, Ethnicity, and Inclusion. She is the incoming Vice President for 2020-2021. She has presented and written on peer advising, allyship, supervision, and leadership.

Leah Panganiban (she/her/hers) is the Assistant Director of Academic Student Services for the University of Washington Master of Science in Data Science program. She has been an active NACADA member since 2008, and she is currently the Region 8 Chair. Leah holds a PhD in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from the University of Washington. Her research interests include college student development, access and retention, theory and practice in student affairs, equity and diversity issues in higher education, and Asian Pacific Americans in higher education. 

Kiana Shiroma (she/her/hers) is the Director of the Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center and the interim Director of the Student Success Center at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM). She earned a PhD in Educational Administration with a focus on Higher Education in 2014. She has been an active NACADA member since 2010. She is the incoming Chair of the Research Committee and serves on the Editorial Board of the NACADA Journal. Her research focuses on the motivation of diverse student populations.

Maintaining a Community of Care During the Coronavirus Crisis

Facilitated by Kimberly Smith | Panelists: Sean Bridgen, Elizabeth Higgins, Cynthia Pascal, and Dana Zahorik 

Recorded Friday, April 17, 2020
Presentation Handout

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Schedule of Events

(all events are at noon central unless noted)

Monday, July 27
Final 2020 Global Connection Series Keynote | NACADA Members Successfully Engage Virtually by Charlie Nutt, NACADA Executive Director