COEHS Advisor Wins Inaugural Award for Excellence in Academic Advising

Southern Illinois University



COEHS Advisor Wins Inaugural Award for Excellence in Academic Advising

May 13, 2014, Alan Overton


On May 8th, 2014, as part of Southern Illinois University’s Advisor Day, the University’s Advisory Council on Academic Advisement honored the College of Education and Human Service’s Kimberly Little as the inaugural recipient of the Provost Award for Excellence in Academic Advisement.  The award recognizes Ms. Little’s dedication and professionalism in her work with students, her collaboration with peers, and her involvement with the University community.

Ms. Little received her BA in Psychology and her M.S.Ed. in Education, Rehabilitation Administration and Service at SIU.  She currently serves as the Chief Academic Advisor for the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS,) having joined the COEHS staff in 1999 as Coordinator of Recruitment and Retention.  Prior to that appointment, she had been working as a Learning Specialist at Southeastern Missouri State University.

In addition to her work with students, Ms. Little chairs the First-Year Advisement Action Team, Retention Task Force, sits on the Co-curricular Assessment Committee and the Chancellor’s Campus Life and Safety Task Force.  She is an active member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), and a founding member of the Illinois Academic Advising Association (ILACADA), in which she has held several offices and currently serves as Communications Chair.  She regularly presents at state and national seminars.

Ms. Little is also a Saluki Cares Team Member and has served on numerous university committees and boards.