The Premier Academic Advising Association of Texas

The TEXAAN Awards are honors bestowed upon individuals or institutions within the academic advising community for their outstanding contributions, innovations, or achievements in the field of academic advising. These awards typically recognize excellence in academic advising, such as advising practice, research, leadership, or service.

These awards not only honor the recipients but also serve as a means of sharing best practices, inspiring others in the field, and fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement in academic advising.

Awards for 2024 were presented at the TEXAAN 2024 Annual Conference.

If you have any questions about the previous 2024 awards, please email


  • Individual -
    • Academic Advising Administrator  The award is for an individual who may provide direct academic advising services but whose primary responsibility is an administrator or director of an academic advising program. Click here to view criteria and eligibility of the award.
    • Outstanding Academic Advisor Award The award is for an individual whose primary role at the institution is direct delivery of academic advising services to students. Click here to view criteria and eligibility of the award.
    • Faculty Advisor Recognition Award The award is for an individual whose primary responsibility is teaching and who spends a portion of their time providing academic advising services to students. Click here  to view criteria and eligibility of the award.
    • Lifetime Service Award The award recognizes individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to TEXAAN and the work of academic advisors, counselors, coaches, and others. Nominees must have contributed at least fifteen (15) or more years of service to the profession of higher education. Nominees and/or their work must embody TEXAAN’s mission, vision, core values and have a positive impact on student success. Previous recipients are not eligible for consideration.
  • Institutional -
    • Remarkable New Advising Initiative Award: Description of Initiative, Supporting Documentation, URL (optional)
    • Outstanding Innovative Advising Technology Award: Description of Technology,  Supporting Documentation, URL (optional)

    Nomination Guidelines:

      • Self-nominations are accepted.
      • Current members of the TEXAAN Executive Board are not eligible for consideration for TEXAAN Awards.  After the member’s term of office is over, he or she may then be eligible for nomination.
      • Paper copies of the nomination form and/or support documentation will not be accepted.
      • Documentation sent separately from the submission will not be considered.  All documentation must be uploaded to the online Nomination Form.
      • Nominations that do not follow the submission instructions will not be evaluated.
      • TEXAAN membership is not required to be nominated.
      • The first and last name of the nominee provided on the TEXAAN Award Nomination Form will be used to engrave the recognition plaque if the nominee is the recipient of the award.

      Submission Requirements:

      Self-Nomination - 

      • CV/Resume
      • Statement of Purpose (250-500 words)
      • Transcript or Proof of Enrollment (for Scholarship submissions only)

      Nomination of Other -

      • Letter of Recommendation
      • Note: All nominees will be contacted for permission prior to being placed on the ballot.

      Presentation of Awards

      The TEXAAN 2025 Awards will be presented during the TEXAAN 2025 Annual Conference.

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