Message from the Chair

Greetings COWY ACADA members!

I am honored and humbled to assume the role of interim Chair of COWY ACADA for the 2017-2018 term. COWY ACADA has a strong history of educating, connecting, and advocating for academic advisors and the impact their work has on students, and I hope to continue that work with your support.  

While quiet for the last few years, COWY ACADA is committed in the 2017-2018 term to renewing the association’s connection with the heart of advising in Colorado and Wyoming – the professional and faculty advisors, and student support personnel, supporting each student, and the profession collectively, day in and day out. As you may remember, over the summer as well as at the 2017 NACADA annual conference, we asked current COWY ACADA members to assist us in determining direction and focus for the 2017-2018 term.  We received a number of responses, and as an executive committee we took a close look to find trends, patterns, and clarification.  Thank you for engaging with us in that process – your feedback has directly impacted the direction for COWY ACADA in the coming year.

Over the course of the 2017-2018 term look for a strengthened relationship with our partners in Region 10, an updated COWY ACADA website, regular updates and information sharing across a number of platforms, and (I saved the best for last) the revival of everyone’s favorite yearly event – the COWY ACADA Drive-In Conference!

I look forward to hearing from you about what you feel is important and valuable for the academic advising profession – locally, regionally, and globally.  Your involvement as a member of this association drives growth and development for one and all.

Please join us for the upcoming COWY ACADA drive-in conference at Colorado State University on Friday, March 16th, 2018, and check out the COWY ACADA website for additional details and ways to get or stay involved.

Take care,

Brandy Swanson


2018 COWY Drive-In

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Lory Student Center

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

COWY Leadership

Interested in learning more about COWY leadership?  Contact current interim Chair Brandy Swanson at


The current vacant COWY leadership positions:

  • Faculty Representative 

The by-laws are posted on the COWY website (, so please take a look as roles and responsibilities are included.


2018 NACADA Annual Conference

The Annual Conference is making its way to Region 10!

September 30 - October 3, 2018

Phoenix Convention Center

Phoenix, AZ

Rocky Mountain Region 10 Conference

May 21 - 23, 2018

Zermatt Resort

Midway, Utah


Website Updates

posted Feb 2, 2013, 9:23 PM by Cecilio Alvarez   [ updated Dec 30, 2017, 11:58 AM by Kayla Armstrong ]

2018 COWY Drive-In Registration opening soon!

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