2017 KAAN Conference

KAAN 2017: Kansas Academic Advising Network Annual Conference banner with photos of Wichita State University campus

Flying High: Innovation, Creativity & Transformation in Academic Advising
KAAN 2017 Annual State Conference
September 8, 2017
Each fall KAAN hosts a statewide conference. The conference provides an opportunity for members to convene in one location to collaborate, learn and share information with members of the association.

Social Event Kicks Off KAAN 2017
A mixer Thursday evening, September 7, was held in the new Experiential Engineering Building on the WSU Innovation Campus.


Read about the sessions and watch video from the KAAN 2017 Conference: Keynote Speaker
7:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Opening & Morning Speaker

10:00 a.m. Breakout Session I

11:00 a.m. Breakout Session II

12:00 p.m. Lunch & Keynote

1:30 p.m. Breakout Session III

2:30 p.m. Business Meeting & Closing

photo of Marché Fleming-Randle
Marché Fleming-Randle, Ph.D. [bio]

Senior Assistant Dean,
Assistant to the President for Diversity

Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Fleming-Randle is the college liaison for student services planning and implementation, encompassing undergraduate recruitment activity, the enrollment process, and matriculation to degree completion.

Her research and academic interests include mental health, substance abuse, child and youth programs, educational leadership, and diversity.

Location and Parking

Wichita State University sits on a hill at the intersection of 21st Street North and Hillside Avenue in Wichita, Kansas. KAAN 2017 will be held in the Rhatigan Student Center.

Lot 24 next to 17 Street has been reserved for the event. See campus parking map (PDF).

All conference activities are in the Rhatigan Student Center, Ballroom on the third floor and conference rooms on the second floor. There is an entrance on the south side of the building which leads directly to the elevator. Signage and volunteers directing people will be provided by WSU.



Steering Committee Openings
At this year’s annual conference the following positions were up for election:
  • Vice Chair
  • Membership Coordinator
  • Secretary
See: duties of steering committee positions

All current members of KAAN are eligible to run for office. Officers will be elected at the annual meeting by a majority vote of members present.

Note: Each steering committee member may serve no more than two elected consecutive terms in any capacity. No member may hold more than one seat on the steering committee at one time.

Professional Development
KAAN professional development awards provide current KAAN members the opportunity to seek funding to grow and expand as professionals. Review the guidelines regarding submitting an application for, and receiving, a professional development award.

See what took place at the 2016, 2015, and 2014 conferences.