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Dr. Joanne Damminger Named President of NACADA

DOVER - Dr. Joanne Damminger, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Delaware Technical Community College, has been elected to the leadership position of president of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

NACADA is a nationally-recognized non-profit association that promotes quality in academic advising and professional development to over 10,000 faculty members, professional advisors, administrators, and counselors in academic and student affairs. NACADA is committed to providing quality in education and advisement practices in higher education.

Dr. Orlando J. George, Jr., president of Delaware Tech said, “Being elected to this position is truly an honor and acknowledgment of the good work that Joanne has accomplished to promote and enhance academic advising and student success. We are very fortunate to have Joanne in this important national leadership role.”

Dr. Damminger currently serves as vice president of NACADA. She has served at the state, regional and national levels for over 15 years. Dr. Damminger’s one-year term as president will begin October 2013. Joanne is also a published author and nationally-recognized presenter on academic and career advising.

“I accept the role of president of NACADA with honor and humility. My desire to serve as president is grounded in my wholehearted belief in NACADA. It is my hope to give back to the association that has provided so much to me and its members,” stated Dr. Damminger.

Dr. Damminger plans to focus her term as president of NACADA on the stability and sustainability of the association, furthering the association’s role in global advising and providing advising resources to all two-year and four-year institutions to accomplish the national completion agenda.