Richard L. Robbins, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Bucknell University and a Kansas State University academic advising program faculty member, is the 2011 recipient of the Service to NACADA Award. This award recognizes a NACADA member for outstanding service to the association.
Dr. Robbins involvement in NACADA has extended far beyond mere membership. In his various leadership roles, Dr. Robbins has demonstrated not only his expertise in all areas of student affairs and higher education but also his exemplary instructional and curriculum development skills. He received the NACADA/ACT Outstanding Institutional Advising Award in 1998 while at Washburn University and the NACADA Research Grant Award in 1999. He has served as Chair of the Kansas Academic Advising Network, Chair of the NACADA Research Committee, Chair of the NACADA Summer Institute Advisory Board, Chair of the NACADA Assessment Institute Advisory Board, and has been a member of numerous NACADA task forces, advisory boards, and committees including the NACADA Council and NACADA Board of Directors.
One nominator wrote, “There is no question that Rich Robbins is especially deserving of this award. He continually advocates for NACADA and all that it represents. Not only does he promote the association, but he is always an active participant in its functions. He is a quality representative of NACADA, its leadership, and this award.”
Congratulations to Dr. Robbins!