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Student Success Center Team Members to Speak at WNY Advising Conference

The WNY Advising Conference is taking place today in Niagara Falls, and two member of the Villa Community are involved in the day’s presentations.

Agnieszka (Agnes) Zak-Moskal, Ed.D, director of student success, is serving as a panelist for the ‘Qualitative Analysis of Student Perceptions’ Discussion. This discussion focuses on what advisers can do to bridge the gap to improve students’ perceptions of advisement.

Liz Kerr, academic coach and student success coordinator, is presenting “Creating Spaces that Help Build Relationship.” This presentation focuses on relationships that students develop on campus with faculty, staff and peers are vital to degree persistence. There has been a trend in creating staff roles at college campus that are very relational in nature: academic coach, mentor, probation coach. This interactive workshop will discuss relationship building on campus between staff and students, and how to create spaces that intentionally promote these relationships within your role. Liz is also a 2018 Conference Committee Member.

According to its website, the annual WNY Advising Conference is put together by a group of dedicated advising professionals from many institutions in the Western New York area. The one day conference brings together over 200-230 advising professionals from across the region, offers break out sessions, a keynote speaker, and a variety of opportunities for professional networking.