The Mason Academic Advisor Network (MAAN) was formed in 2012 to help promote advisor collaboration, advisor development, and disseminate information to all undergraduate academic advisors in a timely fashion. In principle the Network includes all academic advisors at Mason, but MAAN is governed by a Steering Committee that represents all schools and colleges concerned with academic advising. We are committed to implementing ideas and programs to strengthen undergraduate advising at Mason. NACADA Allied Institution since April 2015
The MAAN aspires to create a culture of advising excellence at Mason that encourages development and collaboration amongst all of its advisors.
The overall mission of the MAAN is to improve students’ academic advising experience by providing Mason undergraduate advisors with:
- Campus wide advising resources
- Opportunities for cross-communication and collaboration
- Opportunities for development
By joining MAAN, you agree to be “in the advising loop.” You will receive an invitation to join our listserv as well as the private MAAN website where you can access undergraduate advising information, learn about advising events on campus, and chat with other advisors.
If you have questions related to your membership status, please contact the membership manager, Mary Slone O’Neill.
“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”
Jade Barricelli (CAART) -Summer 2012-January 2013
Liz Kalinowski Ohrt (CHSS) -Summer 2012-Summer 2013
Erin McSherry (GLOA) -January 2013-January 2014
Wayne Adams (CVPA) -Summer 2013-Summer 2014
Jon May (CAART) -January 2014-January 2015
Assad Khan (COS) -Summer 2014-Summer 2015
Ann Ludwick (SCHAR) -January 2015-January 2016
Melinda “Lynn” Wildman (MUSIC) -Summer 2015-Summer 2016
Jason King (CAART) – January 2016 – January 2017
Sara Montiel (CEHD) – June 2016 – June 2017
Troy Lowery (SIS) – January 2017 – Present
Smriti Kansal (VSE) – June 2017 – Present
Treasurer: Lori Yi (CVPA)
Steering Committee Members: Amira Al-Khulaidy (SCHAR), Heather Anderson (Honors), Leah Blue (CEHD), Assad Khan (COS), Stephanie Barnett (CHSS), Sarah Kincaid (SCAR), Troy Lowery (SIS), Ann Ludwick (SCHAR), Brian K Gillette (CHHS), Sara Montiel (CEHD), Cheryl A Howe (VSE), Smriti K Kansal (VSE), Jason King (CAART), Mary Slone O’Neill (CEHD), Melinda “Lynn” Wildman (CVPA), Lori Yi (CVPA), Erin McSherry (CHSS), Erika Marquina (CHSS), Hermione Pickett (CAART), Barbara Moorman(BUS). Affiliate non-voting members: Tory Sarro (REGISTAR) and Terri Bevilacqua (CAART).
Advisor Mentor Program (AMP) Team: Stephanie Barnett and Michelle Gnoleba
Graduate Advising Support (GrAS) Team: Sara Montiel, and Mary Jackson, Lynn Wildman (chair)
Learn Over Lunch (LOL) Committee Members: Committee Members: Assad Khan, Jason King, Erin McSherry, Erika Marquina, Jason King (chair)
Mason Advisor Certificate (MAC) Committee Members: Wayne Adams, Heather D Anderson, Carrie D Grabo, Matthew Robert Green; Cheryl A Howe; Michael E Hurley; Jason King, Assad Khan, Jonathan A May, Sara Montiel, Hermione Pickett . Co Chairs: Erin McSherry & Smriti K Kansal (ending summer 2017). New Co chairs starting Fall 2017: Lori Yi and TBD
Registration Awareness Week (RAW) Committee Members: Sara Montiel (chair), Sarah Kincaid, Leslie Durham, Michelle Gnoleba, Jillian Rogero, Laura Scobey, Michael Galvin, Cheryl Howe, Jason King, Elizabeth Kalinowski Ohrt.
Social Committee: Krystal Dains, Leslie Durham, Michael Hurley, Elizabeth Kalinowski Ohrt, Jon May, Erika Marquina (chair), Sara Montiel, Lisa Nolder, Brandon Quiles, Cathy Wright
Website & Communication Committee: Heather Anderson, Erin McSherry, Jason King, Sara Montiel, Lynn Wildman, Mary Slone O’Neill, and Sarah Kincaid