Ritsumeikan University

Director of Academic Advising Became the First-ever Japanese to Win the Prestigious Global Award from a Professional Association



July 12, 2022

On Friday, June 3, Norihisa Shimada, Director of Academic Advising of the College of Global Liberal Arts (GLA) at Ritsumeikan University, was selected as the Outstanding Advising Administrator Certificate of Merit recipient by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, the world's oldest leading authority on academic advising. Throughout the association's history, Shimada is the first-ever Japanese to win this award. This is also the first case for an individual working at a Japanese institution to be selected.

Every year, the NACADA Global Awards Program for Academic Advising honors individuals and institutions significantly impacting academic advising. Shimada received the award to recognize outstanding advising administrators, such as advising directors and managers.

Shimada currently serves as the Director of Academic Advising at GLA, overseeing the college's designated advising team and its operations. His team collaborates with various stakeholders on campus and offers personalized advising to all students. Their mission is to enhance students' academic/personal growth through intellectual experiences so that they can achieve their academic, career, and personal goals.

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