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2024 Academic Advising & Student Success Conference


Bridging Theory and Practice

September 9, 2024

The RSVP is now open! Thank you to everyone who submitted a presentation proposal. We are excited to be hosting more concurrent sessions than ever before! 

UT’s annual Academic Advising & Student Success Conference provides an opportunity to draw from our collective knowledge and reconnect with our regional community. The theme of this year’s conference is “Bridging Theory and Practice,” with concurrent sessions centered around:

  • Transitions & Transformative Experiences
  • Access & Engagement
  • Collaboration

Dr. Kyle Ross is the Executive Director of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. Kyle served in several leadership roles of the association since he became a member in 2012, including as Chair of the Undecided and Exploratory Students Advising Community, Division Representative on the Council, Board Member, and President of the Board of Directors. During his term on the Board of Directors, Kyle led strategic planning processes for the association and led a team through a comprehensive review of the association Bylaws. Kyle has 12 years of experience in academic advising and advising administration. Professional roles have included advising undecided and exploratory students and health profession students at Washington State University, advising first-generation students at Eastern Washington State University, and supervising a team of 15 academic advisors in the College of Business at Oregon State University. He has presented and published on parallel planning, alternative advising, social justice, advisor wellbeing, and solution-focused techniques in advising. He earned a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Washington, and a master’s in counseling and doctorate in educational leadership from Washington State University. His research focused on capacity-building, adult and organizational learning, and student attrition, using action research methods.


Important Dates

  • May 31: Final program decisions
  • July 5: Conference registration opens
  • August 5: Conference schedule announcement
  • August 23: Last day to register
  • September 9: Day of conference