Honors College assistant dean Robin Bond wins int’l advising award


Robin Bond WSU Honors College assistant deanPULLMAN, Wash. – Robin Bond, Washington State University Honors College assistant dean, has won an “Outstanding Advising Award” in the faculty advisor category from the National Academic Advising Association.

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), is the leading international organization in that field.

The award will be presented in mid-October at NACADA’s annual conference and global awards program in St. Louis, Mo.  That’s one year after Bond received the faculty “Outstanding Achievement in Academic Advising” award from WSU ACADA, the university’s organization.

“I work with wonderful students who inspire me every day,” said Bond. “I’m deeply honored to receive this award, but the recognition really goes to our students and their accomplishments.”

Adding to the WSU advising legacy

Bond’s award is the latest in a long line of NACADA winners from WSU. Since 2007 when it was formed, 19 WSU faculty and staff members have received awards in NACADA’s faculty, administrator, new advisor and advisor/primary role categories.

Bond is WSU’s sixth winner in NACADA’s faculty category. It is specifically for individuals with responsibility for teaching and/or research, but who spend a portion of their time providing academic advising. Criteria for the award range from frequency of contact with advisees to student success rates and advising program development.

Advising and mentoring

With a Ph.D. in classics from the University of California-Los Angeles, Bond has taught courses for the Honors College and other programs on Greek literature and culture.

Since 2007, she has been an academic advisor for Honors, but works to mentor her students throughout their academic career. She served as the college’s coordinator for distinguished scholarships, identifying and recruiting applicants for nationally and internationally competitive awards. She also worked with the Honors’ thesis program and advised students on the requirement. Last year, she became assistant dean of the college.



Brooke Whiting, WSU ACADA awards chair, 509-335-9203, bwhiting@wsu.edu