Hapes Elected to NACADA Board of Directors

Rebecca HapesCongratulations to Senior Academic Advisor IV Rebecca Hapes as she was elected as one of NACADA The Global Community for Academic Advising’s Board of Directors.

Hapes is the first academic advisor from Texas A&M University to be elected to the Board and will start her three-year term in October 2020. She has been a member of NACADA for 14 years and currently serves as the appointed representative for the organization’s Advising Communities Division on the Council.

Hapes is involved in the associations’ Emerging Leaders Program, serving as a current mentor (2019-2021 cohort) and a mentor in the 2016-2018 cohort. She previously served as a Steering Committee member for the Advising Communities Division from 2017 to 2018, the Commission Chair (now knows as Advising Community Chairs) for the Advisor Training and Development Commission from 2015 to 2017 and the Advising Graduate and Professional Students Commission Chair from 2013 to 2015.

She recently served as a member on the Webinar Advisory Board for four years and three years on the Professional Development Committee. She was a member of the 2019 Region 7 Conference Planning committee, and Exhibitor Co-Chair for that conference experience.

She currently serves as a member of the review team for the NACADA online publication, Academic Advising Today: Voices of the Global Community.

“I am honored to serve in this role and continue to advance the profession of academic advising globally,” Hapes said. “Any work done within this association ends up benefitting the students in institutions of higher education, which is ultimately our end goal.”

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