Annual State 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.

WATCH: videos from KAAN 2017 now available: see program below!
KAAN 2017 Conference Program Keynote Speaker
7:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Opening & Keynote I
"Innovations in student success: creating a connected community" by Maureen Dasey-Morales of Wichita State University Video

10:00 a.m. Breakout Session I

11:00 a.m. Breakout Session II

12:00 p.m. Lunch & Keynote II
"The Struggle is Real: Staying Right Side Up When Things Are Turned Upside Down" by Marche Fleming-Randle, Ph.D. Video

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.

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


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.