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Waters Named Mentor for Third Time by Academic Advising Association

Sandy Waters, Old Dominion University's executive director for advising and transfer programs, has been selected to be a mentor for the National Academic Advising Association's 2015-17 class of emerging leaders.

Waters is one of only 10 people internationally to be chosen to serve as a mentor in the association's two-year Emerging Leaders program. Waters will work with a participant within the association to help them gain skills, experiences and knowledge to move into a leadership position in such areas as administration, research, publications and presentations.

It will be Waters' third term as a mentor. The association's executive director Charlie Nutt said Waters was selected because of her outstanding previous success, as well as her commitment to the association and its Emerging Leaders program.

Waters holds a bachelor's in communications from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and a master's in journalism from the University of Illinois.

The National Academic Advising Association, based at Kansas State University, aspires to be the premier global association for the development and dissemination of innovative theory, research and academic advising in higher education.

It founded the Emerging Leaders program in 2007 to encourage members from diverse groups to get involved in leadership opportunities within the organization; equip participants with the skills to pursue leadership positions; increase the diversity of its leadership; and encourage members of under-represented populations within the association to attend state, regional and national conferences.

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