University at Albany, State University of New York
Contact UAlbany Directories Calendars & Schedules Visitors Site Index Search
Admissions Academics Research IT Services Libraries Athletics


UAlbany's Neilia Campbell Recognized as Top Academic Advisor

Neilia Campbell

Neilia Campbell

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 11, 2005) -- Neilia Campbell, an academic advisor at University at Albany, has been selected by the National Academic Advising Association to receive an Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit in the Academic Advising primary role category. Campbell is one of ten (10) academic advisors honored with this award in this category in the nationwide competition this year.

The award is presented to individuals who demonstrate qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students or outstanding academic advising administration. The category includes those individuals whose primary role at the institution is advising services to students.

"Accessible and effective academic advising is work that is absolutely critical to the success of our students and to the University's success," said UAlbany President Kermit Hall. "We're enormously proud of Neilia Campbell and what's she's accomplished in advising services."

"Neilia has worked untiringly on behalf of the students she advises, the pre-health students she shepherds through to medical school, and her colleagues at the University," said Director Suzanne Phillips of the University's Advisement Services. "Her commitment is a product of her passion for students and education."

All award recipients will be honored and presented with their awards at the 2005 National Awards Program held on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. during the annual NACADA conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Campbell, originally from Warrensburg, N.Y., has a master's degree in College Counseling and Student Development from Hunter College in New York City, and has worked at UAlbany since February 1999. She received her undergraduate degree from Syracuse University.

Each year since 1983 NACADA has honored individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. The goal of the organization is to promote quality academic advising and professional development of its membership to enhance the educational development of students. In addition, NACADA is the representative and advocate of academic advising and those providing that service to higher education.


The University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages more than 16,000 diverse students in nine degree-granting schools and colleges. For more information about this internationally ranked institution, visit For UAlbany's extensive roster of faculty experts, visit