Malatesta Honored Nationally for Advisement 

Director of Advisement Services JoAnne Malatesta. (Photo by Mark Schmidt) 

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 23, 2016) – Director of Advisement Services JoAnne Malatesta will be presented with a National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Excellence in Advising Award during the organization’s Northeast conference in Portland, Maine, March 9-11.

As director of the Advisement Services Center, Malatesta has redirected her energies to ensuring the success of all incoming and continuing students by enhancing the academic advising experience. She has developed critical partnerships throughout the University to collaborate on enhancing the overall student experience while also focusing significant attention on reshaping and strengthening the role of academic advisors.

Malatesta is firmly committed to improving the advisor and student experience by incorporating state-of-the-art technologies which enhance developmental advising strategies and by providing new and exciting opportunities to support and collaborate with academic departments.

Malatesta joined the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Education in 1998, and later spent 10 years as an Assistant Dean in the School of Criminal Justice, where she earned her doctorate. She was appointed director of advisement services and assistant vice provost for undergraduate education in 2014.

In congratulating Malatesta, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Jeanette Altarriba said, “We all know that the real winners are our students, who day in and day out reach out for the support and encouragement that JoAnne and her staff provide each and every day.”

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