Dana Myers, undergraduate advisor at the School of Art + Art History (SA+AH), was recently voted chair of UF’s Undergraduate Advising Council (UAC). This presidential council works to support the academic success of UF undergraduate students through promotion of effective academic advisement and by discussing and making policy recommendations, promoting equity of service provision through consistency of policy application, sharing information and best practices, reporting regularly to the academic deans and promoting professional development among the UF advising community.
Myers, who has served as an advisor in the SA+AH for nine years, says she is excited for the opportunities that come with this position, including the chance to improve upon the SA+AH’s advising program.
Myers received a bachelor’s in psychology from UF in 1995 and then went on to get her master’s and specialist degrees in mental health counseling from UF’s College of Education in 1999. She worked for Alachua County Crisis Center as a training coordinator for four years before she became an undergraduate advisor at UF. Her experience working at the crisis center gave her exceptional communication and problem-solving skills.
Her passion for helping others and appreciation of art led her to become an advisor for the School of Art + Art History. Myers' creativity and compassion allows for her to help students find out what they want to do with their lives and then help them figure out how to get there. Her experience working in the crisis center has given her the right skill set to support students who are having a difficult time. Myers hopes to expand her perspective of issues facing the advising community and help make a positive impact on the advising community at UF.