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Academic Year 2019-2020
Past-President: Katie Bush, College of Engineering – Integrated Systems Engineering
President: Amanda Crall, College of Education and Human Ecology – Graduate Program
President-Elect: Jim Lingo, College of Education and Human Ecology – Human Sciences Advising
Treasurer: Mohamad Saab, Fisher College of Business – Undergraduate Program
Secretary: Margo Coates, College of Public Health – Undergraduate Program
Regional Campus Liaisons
Membership and Recruitment Committee
The Membership & Recruitment Committee welcomes new advisors to OSU, recruits new members for ACADAOS, manages the email listserv and runs the annual election.
Outreach & Engagement Committee
The Outreach & Engagement committee* increases morale amongst the advising community by organizing annual events aimed at thanking and appreciating advisors while fostering interaction with the larger campus community. This committee also brings ACADAOS members opportunities outside of the work environment to socialize with each other over common interests and experiences. These experiences are geared toward helping advisors network with each other, give back to the community, and explore what Columbus has to offer.
*This committee will be a newly formed committee in 20-21 combining the initiatives of Student Outreach and Social Events while identifying additional opportunities.
Student Outreach Chairs
Kathryn Dove, Office of Academic Affairs – University Exploration
Melissa Salmon,Office of Academic Affairs – University Exploration
Stacy Song, College of Social Work – Undergraduate Program
Nicole Vangas, Office of Academic Affairs – University Exploration
Social Events Chair
Melissa Basford, College of Arts and Sciences – Center for Life Sciences Education
Awards and Recognition Committee
The Awards and Recognition Committee serves to acknowledge and reward advisors for their contributions to the advising community at the university, regional, and global levels. This culminates with an end of year banquet to celebrate the achievements of advisors and recognize support from campus partners.
The Technology Committee provides advising and OSU community with updates via social media and website oversite
Hannah Bushman, Fisher College of Business – Undergraduate Programs
Professional Development Committee
The mission of the Professional Development Committee is to further the professional development of academic advisors across all campuses in keeping with the NACADA Core Competencies and The Ohio State University Mission and Vision.This will be done through networking, workshops, events, and other coordinated activities as well as providing resources and support for advisors to engage in development individually.
Stephanie Elliott, Office of Academic Affairs – University Exploration
Equity and Inclusion Committee
The Equity and Inclusion Committee provides a safe space for members of ACADAOS and the advising community to enhance cultural competency and awareness around race, gender, and culture. Through open discussion about diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, the committee will increase awareness and support for all members of the Ohio State community, while advocating for diversity, inclusion, and respect.
Kennetia D Ratleff-Horton, Office of Academic Affairs – University Exploration
The Fundraising Committee raises funds for ACADAOS through outreach to campus partners and activities for members to engage in. These funds help to advance the organization and the opportunities for members’ professional development.
Niki Jaburek, College of Engineering – Electrical and Computer Engineering
The History and Archive Committee maintains the institutional and individual histories, both material and intellectual, of the Advising Community at The Ohio State University.
Joanna Spanos, College of Arts and Sciences – Honors