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National Academic Advising Association elects Christopher Kirchhof as Advising Transfer Students Chair

PITTSBURGH (March 11, 2014) ... Christopher A. Kirchhof at University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering, has been elected as the Advising Transfer Students Chair of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) . Mr. Kirchhof, Coordinator of Transfer Student Services for the First Year Engineering Program, will assume this leadership role at the end of the NACADA Annual Conference being held in Minneapolis, MN in October and serve in this position until October 2016.

The National Academic Advising Association was chartered as a non-profit organization in 1979 to promote quality academic advising and professional development of its membership to ensure the educational development of students. Since that beginning, NACADA has grown to 10,000 members consisting of faculty members, professional advisors, administrators, counselors, and others in academic and student affairs concerned with the intellectual, personal, and vocational needs of students. In addition, NACADA is the representative and advocate of academic advising and those providing that service to higher education.

NACADA hosts an annual conference each fall that has attracted over 3,000 attendees, as well as 10 regional conferences, and intensive study of advising through administrators' and Assessment Institutes, special topic seminars, and two Academic Advising Summer Institutes held annually. NACADA publishes a scholarly journal, a quarterly e-publication, and occasional special publications, books, and monographs. NACADA offers advising training DVDs, webinars and CDs, manages a consultants and speakers service, offers member career services, funds research grants, sponsors an awards program, grants scholarships, and supports commissions and interest groups to address important academic advising issues. Most of all, NACADA provides a network and professional identity for the thousands of faculty, full-time advisors, and administrators whose responsibilities include academic advising.