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Advisor of the month: April 2023

Carolyn Ballard

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

What do you enjoy about your role in advising?
Interacting with students is the part of my job I enjoy the most. Learning about them as individuals, watching them grown and accomplish their goals is what it is all about for me. 

In what ways have you contributed to advising in your department/area?
I work with academic advising initiatives on the strategic plan team for Case Management. I participate in majors fairs and recruiting events for Human Development and Family Science. I am a mentor for the Academic Advising Mentorship Program. I have helped begin the development of the advising center for the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

What advice would you give to other professionals who want to a make a difference in the life of their students?
Look at each student as an individual and holistically. Being open and approachable and caring about the student will help the student come for help as they need it. Don't be afraid to be honest with your students even if it is difficult. It will only help them later.