Jane Jacobson named Leading Light Award recipient for diversity contributions

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Jane Jacobson, director of Student Academic Services in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been named the 2012 Leading Light Award recipient by the National Academic Advising Association. The Leading Light Award is presented annually to a NACADA member in recognition of significant contributions to diversity within NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. Diversity, as defined by the NACADA Board of Directors, includes ethnicity, gender, gender identity, disabilities and sexual orientation as well as diversity in regard to institutional type, size, and employment position. Examples of contributions are innovations to encourage advisors from underrepresented populations to join and remain in NACADA, outreach to specific underrepresented populations, service to NACADA on behalf of an underrepresented population, etc. More