A Message from your President

Dear MIACADA Members,letter image

I am very excited for the opportunity to serve as MIACADA's president for 2016-2017. During my time as an academic advisor, MIACADA has provided me with essential information that informs my daily work, professional development events that contribute to my growth as a professional, and a network of colleagues (and friends) that I rely on regularly for advice and encouragement. This year it is my hope that each of you will engage with your advising colleagues across the state in new and exciting ways and that MIACADA will be instrumental in facilitating this process. There are so many opportunities for involvement – NACADA webinars hosted at a variety of sites around the state; discussions in the MIACADA LinkedIn group; the MIACADA Book Club; and, of course, the annual MIACADA Conference.

This year our conference will be hosted at Lansing Community College on Friday, May 19, 2017. I encourage you to put this date on your calendar and plan to attend as we consider the theme, “Gaining Capital: Investing In Our Students.” I know it will be an amazing day of sharing ideas and connecting with colleagues.

If you have thoughts, ideas, questions, or concerns throughout the year, please feel free to contact me or any of the board members directly. On behalf of the MIACADA Board of Directors, I wish you well and look forward to seeing you throughout the year!


Chris Strychalski
MIACADA President