Published: Feb. 23, 2021

The Program in Environmental Design is pleased to announce that Dylan West, assistant director of advising & first-year experience, has been awarded Outstanding Administrator or Leader from the Academic Advising & Coaching Community Advising Excellence Awards. Alex Harper, academic coach, Roberto deMata, professional academic advisor, and Nate Jones, assistant director of advising & professional development, were runners-up. 

Each year, the CU Boulder Advising Council and the Office of Undergraduate Education recognizes the efforts that individuals, teams or units make in providing excellent service in helping students achieve academic success. This year, five advising staff from the Program in Environmental Design Center for Advising and Student Achievement were nominated at the campus level for their accomplishments in their positions. 

  • Alea Richmond Akins, Outstanding Administrator or Leader
  • Roberto deMata, Outstanding New Advisor
  • Alex Harper, Outstanding Academic Coach
  • Nate Jones, Outstanding Experienced Academic Advisor
  • Dylan West, Outstanding Administrator or Leader

During the Conference for Student Success & Advising on Feb. 18, ENVD advisors presented on a variety of topics.

  • Dylan West, High Impact Programming in a Remote Environment
  • Alex Harper, Effective Support Strategies for the Resistant Student: Through the Lens of Advising and Coaching in a Competitive Program
  • Roberto deMata, The Campus Diversity Paradox: Examining the Best Intended Anti-Blackness