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Alexander Morris-Wood Alexander Morris-Wood was honored last month by the NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising for his recent conference presentation on learning differences.

His presentation, “Factors Contributing to Poor Retention for Students with Learning Differences,” was selected as “Best of Region” for NACADA Region 4 at the 2021 Virtual Region 7 and Region 4 Conference. 

Morris-Wood has accepted the invitation to deliver his presentation in-person at the 2021 NACADA Annual Conference, October 6-9, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

“When presenting, my goal is for participants to leave with tools, resources, and innovative ways of thinking; so this was this honor shows the need to have continued conversation about the experience of students with learning differences in college,” Morris-Wood said. “More so, it demonstrates that professionals in the field are eager to learn more, and being a member of this community allows us to share our experience, expertise, and perspectives on how change can be conducted within higher education to alter post-secondary outcomes for college-bound students.” 

NACADA (National Academic and Advising Association) promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students. NACADA provides a forum for discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas concerning academic advising through myriad activities and publications. NACADA also advocates for effective academic advising by providing a consulting and speaker service and funding for research related to academic advising.