Ted Andra, Utah State University English professor, is the 1992 Outstanding Adviser, chosen by the Rocky Mountain Region of the American College Testing Program and the National Academic Advising Association. The award was presented recently at the association's national conference in Atlanta.
Andra is the third USU faculty member to receive the national award. USU was honored with the Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award in 1987."Utah State made a firm commitment to undergraduate education some years ago," said Melvin Larsen, director of USU's Academic Service Center. "Advising is a major part of that commitment." Eight other USU faculty and professional advisers have received merit awards for their counseling in the past six years.
Andra joined the English Department faculty in 1961. He holds a master's degree from USU and a Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Oregon.
The Rocky Mountain Region of ACT/NACADA encompasses Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and West Texas.