Quality Academic Advising: Key to Retention


Quality academic advising is critical to the success of the adult learner. In this webinar, Dr. Dadez and Dr. Carter will provide insights into building a quality academic advising program that has a student-centered approach in which advisors build strong relationships with students. Beginning with hiring the “right people,” Saint Leo University ensures that advisors are fully prepared to equip new and current students with the tools they need for success by providing a thorough orientation followed by customer services and skills training. Through this process, advisors learn how to motivate students and guide them in achieving their learning goals. By supporting student success, Saint Leo University also produces “raving fans” who become the most effective recruiters of future students.

Beth Carter

Associate Vice President for Continuing Education, Saint Leo University

Dr. Beth Carter is the Associate Vice President of Continuing Education at Saint Leo University. She has 20+ years of teaching and advising experience and 11+ years of administrative experience in higher education. She has also served on academic advising and retention committees and assisted with the development and publication of an Academic Advisor Manual.


Edward Dadez

Vice President for Continuing Education and Student Services, Saint Leo University

As Vice President for Continuing Education and Student Services at Saint Leo University, Dr. Edward Dadez is responsible for University campus student affairs departments and 50+ education centers and offices. He is responsible for classes provided in online, CD ROM, VTT, and blended delivery formats. Dr. Dadez has been in college administration 30+ years.