Debra Dotterer, director of undergraduate affairs for Michigan State University’s College of Natural Science (CNS), was recently elected Great Lakes Region 5 Chairperson within the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).
Dotterer, who will begin serving this fall, was honored by the recognition and looks forward to her new role.
“It is very humbling to be elected by your peers,” Dotterer said. “I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to work with outstanding volunteers throughout the Great Lakes region to provide academic advisors with high quality professional development opportunities that will meet their diverse needs.”
G. Mark Voit, CNS associate dean for undergraduate studies, said that Dotter’s election is not only a testament to the respect and regard that her peers have for her, but is also recognition of her significant professional contributions to the field of academic advising.
“What a great choice for leadership in academic advising,” he said. “Deb Dotterer exemplifies excellence in comprehensive service to students. She has helped improve academic services to students, individually and collectively, and has distinguished herself within the college, across the university and nationally within the advising profession.”
Charted as a nonprofit organization in 1979, NACADA promotes quality academic advising and professional development of its membership to ensure the educational development of students. NACADA has more than 10,000 members representing all 50 United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and several international countries. The organization consists of faculty members, professional advisors, counselors and others in academic and student affairs concerned with the intellectual, personal and vocational needs of students.