Outstanding Advisor Awards

Nominations for the 2018-2019 Outstanding Advisor Awards are now open! Deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, March 29th before 5 p.m. 

Nominations can be submitted to Kathy Dunbar by email at kdunbar@csufresno.edu or dropped off in Joyal Administration Building, Room 224 or campus mail at Mail Stop: JA 62.  Below are links to the nomination forms.

Nomination Information Guide

Colleague Nomination Form

Student Nomination Form

The Outstanding Advisor Awards are awarded annually to faculty and staff advisors who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students. The recipients will be honored at a Reception on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. in the University Dining Hall.

Faculty, staff, administrators, and current students are eligible to nominate individuals for this award. The nomination process is easy!  A minimum of three nominations, including one from a student, are needed to be considered eligible for nomination. Those receiving less than three will be sent a notification of nomination after the reception.


 Faculty and staff recipients of the thirteenth annual Outstanding Advisor Awards were recognized at a reception in the University Dining Hall on Thursday, May 3, 2018. They were selected from a record number of 29 highly qualified candidates nominated by students and colleagues, and announced by Provost Dr. Lynette Zelezny and Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Dr. Frank Lamas. 

Each of the following award recipients received an engraved trophy, a certificate, and a $1,000 stipend for professional development: 

  • Dr. Krish Krishnan - Chemistry Department
  • Nora Diaz – Career Development Center
  • Lilia De La Cerda - Louise Stokes Allicance for Minority Participation
  • Dr. Marilyn Wilson – Psychology Department 

These four went above and beyond typical advising duties to inspire many students to reach for higher goals, believe in themselves, and develop a love for their respective areas of study or service. They are an inspiration to students and colleagues alike. Congratulations!

 Advisor Award 2017-2018