Kennesaw State vice president receives award

1½/00 − The National Academic Advising Association honored Kennesaw State University…

Georgia (Nov 2, 2000) — Kennesaw State vice president receives award

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1½/00 − The National Academic Advising Association honored Kennesaw State University Vice President for Student Success and Enrollment Services Nancy King with its Virginia N. Gordon Award for excellence in the field of advising. The award honors significant contributions to academic advising‚ leadership in related professional areas and an impact on advising at the national level. The award was presented at the NACADA conference in Orlando‚ Fla. in October.



King started her career at KSU as an assistant English professor in 1979. As a professor‚ she took her role as an advisor to her students seriously. In 1986‚ King founded the Counseling‚ Advising and Program Services Center at the request of KSU President Betty Siegel. While directing CAPS‚ King instituted the advising program for undecided students.



"Advising is something that is very near and dear to my heart‚" King said. "I love developing relationships with students outside the classroom and helping them develop their goals for the future."



Today King is involved in advising on the national level. Through NACADA‚ she acts as a consultant‚ speaking and presenting workshops on advising throughout the −more− country. In addition to serving on the advising council at KSU‚ King oversees the offices of admissions‚ registrar‚ enrollment‚ financial aid‚ student life‚ CAPS‚ career services‚ judiciary programs‚ alumni affairs and student development services.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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