March 15, 2019
KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Christine Robinson, director of undergraduate admissions and advising in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at Western Michigan University, is the recipient of the 2019 Michigan Academic Advising Association (MIACADA) Academic Advising Administrator Award. The 2019 Academic Advising Awards are presented to individuals and institutions within Michigan who are making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising.
Robinson is receiving the award for her strong leadership, dedication to staff and students, and demonstrated record of success as an academic advising administrator. Support for her nomination included personal stories of Robinson’s impact on staff and students. The award was presented at the MIACADA Region Five Conference held March 13-15 at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan.
Robinson also recently published an article in Academic Advising Today, NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising’s electronic publication. Her article, The Power of Story to Engage, Advise, and Connect, which encourages advisors to challenge their biases that may act as barriers to connecting with students, is another example of her commitment to providing quality advising and her dedication to the profession of advising and the academic success of all students.
Robinson came to CEHD in 2017 after working as an advisor and assistant director of retention in the Haworth College of Business at WMU.
The MIACADA is an organization of professionals from colleges and universities concerned with the intellectual, personal and career or vocational advising needs of students within the state of Michigan. The NACADA is an international association that is committed to the success of students at colleges and universities around the globe.