Welcome to RAC Advising! In 2014, a group of academic advisors from Rochester, New York area colleges gathered to discuss a region-wide advising forum. As a result, Rochester Area Colleges Advising (RAC Advising) was formed and we hosted two successful drive-in conferences for academic advisors from across New York State (June 2015, June 2016). Feedback from our first conference indicated that there was interest to expand the conference planning committee to a larger, more encompassing RAC Advising group to create a local network for academic advising professionals. Therefore, in Spring 2016, we created bylaws and elected officers to formalize our association. RAC Advising is proud to be an Allied Member of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.
The Mission of RAC Advising is to promote advising for student success through collaboration, networking, and professional development opportunities for its members.
Membership and leadership opportunities are open to any employee who serves in an academic advising or related capacity within one of the member schools of RAC: Alfred University, Colgate Rochester Divinity, Finger Lakes Community College, Genesee Community College, Hobart & William Smith College, Houghton College, Keuka College, Monroe Community College, Nazareth College, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester Institute of Technology, St Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry, St John Fisher College, SUNY Alfred, SUNY Brockport, SUNY Empire State College, SUNY Geneseo, University of Rochester, and Wells College.
President – Jennifer Kinslow, Monroe Community College
Vice President – Kelly Barbic, University of Rochester
Treasurer – Linda Searing, Nazareth College
Secretary – Britt Semenow, UR – Eastman School of Music
Mentoring Program Coordinator – Kathryn Warren, SUNY College at Brockport
Website Coordinator – Christopher Keffer, St. John Fisher College
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