reasons tO attend

June 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021

Zoom Conference hosted by CCCSAA

The Advisor Network was established as a national network to assist local institutions' student government and club Advisors to grow in their professional duties and to attain the stature they so richly deserve.  The future growth of the Network and of the individual Advisor depends on the involvement of the campus as a whole, from local college presidents and chancellors of multi-college districts, to Deans, Vice Presidents of Student Life, and Directors of Student Activities. More importantly, they include the active participation of each college's student government Advisors.  

As early as l992, Norm Berney, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, OR, championed a move to organize and promote the Advisors Institute as a vehicle for the continuing education of student government Advisors.  The continuation of that effort is being realized in the formation of the Advisor Network to encourage active professional networking among Advisors within each state and within each region as a way to establish an active national forum for Advisor advancement.  


Mr. Jerry O'Sullivan, Milwaukee Area Technical College, continues to play a significant role in the growth of professional development of student government leaders and serves as the Honorary Chair of the Advisor Network. 

Mr. Pat Jund, Student Government Advisor, Bismarck State College, North Dakota, accepted the role of the Advisor Network’s President in 2002 and plans open elections to install delegates to the Network's leadership roles.  Mr. Jund is committed to balanced geographical representation and emphasizes that Advisors have full responsibility for programming and expanding their networks regionally and nationally.

Ken Turley from Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida led the network from 2006 until his retirement in 2012.  Cathy Lechmaier from Milwaukee Area Technical College began as the President of the Network in 2012 and is currently filling that role. 
Under the legal authority of the American Student Association of Community Colleges (ASACC) and championed by its national Board of Trustees, the Advisor Network is expected to be a staunch supporter of student leaders and their opportunity to exercise a vital impact on the future.  


Under the guidance and support of the Advisor Network leaders, the newly configured Advisor Network can provide peer support and a forum for sharing information among colleagues across the country. 

Receive a discounted rate for the more attendees you bring to the conference. Early bird registration will end on May 26, you don’t want to miss this date!  You can register now and send in the attendee names later – save money and register today.  Call our office if you have any questions.


Participate in a curriculum by which student government Advisors may continue to advance their professional status.


Tap into a national coalition of student government Advisors through an active and interactive national Advisor Network


Endorse and support the professional development of student government Advisors through a systematic offering of approved training sessions which lead to three (3) levels of professional growth


Gain access to other campus programs, concerns, national or local issues, and to expand the ability to interact with other advisors without geographical constraints


Complete the three certificate programs offered include Certified Advisor I, Certified Advisor II, and Master Advisor