Committees

ACADAOS Committees

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Academic Year 2019-2020


Executive Committee

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

Lima: Deborah Barton
Mansfield: Academic Advising Team
Marion: Currently vacant
Newark: Currently vacant
ATI, CFAES Wooster Campus: Keegan Hange


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.

Chairs
Susie Burks, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Science – School of Environment and Natural Resources
Chelsea Ratell, Fisher College of Business – Undergraduate Programs


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.

Chairs
Liz McGinnis, College of Arts and Sciences – Psychology
Hillary Carter, University Exploration


Technology Committee

The Technology Committee provides advising and OSU community with updates via social media and website oversite

Chair
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.

Chairs
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.

Chairs
Kennetia D Ratleff-Horton, Office of Academic Affairs – University Exploration 


Fundraising Committee

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.

Chair
Niki Jaburek, College of Engineering – Electrical and Computer Engineering


Archival Committee

The History and Archive Committee maintains the institutional and individual histories, both material and intellectual, of the Advising Community at The Ohio State University.

Chair
Joanna Spanos, College of Arts and Sciences – Honors