The primary goal of PAAA to have a positive impact on student success through building a network of professional staff and faculty who are involved in academic advisement.

Our charge is to provide these individuals with pertinent information, peer support, professional development, and a network of resources to enhance the academic advisement of students at UWG. PAAA will provide the campus community with a coherent academic advisement culture, advocacy and recognition of effective academic advisement practices and timely campus-wide communication concerning academic advisement.




Want to join the Professional Association of Academic Advisors? Please email our Vice President of Communications, Tia Stroud at 

New Advisor Training

PAAA offers an online training module located in CourseDen (Desire2Learn).  This module is full of resources to assist with policies, procedures, WolfWatch, and other tools needed when advising. This is a great resource for new and current advisors.

Advising 1101

Advising 1102

Meeting Minutes

All minutes, presentations, and training files are now available in CourseDen. To get access to the CourseDen site, you must be an advisor at the University of West Georgia. All advisors get automatic access to the CourseDen site upon processing of the Wolf Watch Advisor Access Application found on the Registrar's Office website.

Meet the PAAA VP's

  • Emily Hall, Acting President
  • Dawn Liverman, President Elect 
  • Nikita Haynie, Vice President of Communication
  • Joy Ginther, Vice President of Assessment and Recognition
  • Danny Gourley, Vice President of Records

PAAA Advisors of the Year

PAAA presents awards every Spring to the faculty and staff advisor of the year who demonstrates hard work and meets the needs of the students.  The campus is able to vote which is then determined by a team of judges. The goal of the awards is to enhance the UWG campus by promoting excellence, innovation and effectiveness in academic advising.

2015 PAAA Advisors of the Year
2015 winners
(L to R) Dr. Joseph Hendricks, PAAA Faculty Advisor of the Year, and Megan Groninger, PAAA Staff Advisor of the Year.






2014 PAAA Advisors of the Year
Picture of the 2013-2014 PAAA advisors of the year
(L to R) Elaine Heath-Ward, Treasurer; Beth Freeman, President; Dr. Vanessa Woodward, PAAA Faculty Advisor of the Year; Danny Gourley, PAAA Staff Advisor of the Year; Katie Hiers, Vice President of Communications; Ashley Hodges, Vice President of Assessment and Recognition.