Sally Garner

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  • Title: Director of Student Services
  • Phone: 541-346-0117
  • Office: 134J Allen Hall
  • City: Eugene


Sally Garner is an undergraduate academic adviser. As Director of Student Services, she serves as the lead academic adviser and coordinates journalism advising for IntroDUCKtion, Week of Welcome, Duck Days and Duck Preview. She also advises prospective, incoming and current undergraduate journalism students. A former international transfer student from Malaysia, Sally graduated from the school in 1998 with a degree in News/Editorial. She has taught the journalism transfer seminar, served on the school’s Diversity Committee and currently serves on the school’s Undergraduate Affairs Committee.


EdM, Oregon State University, 2007
BA, University of Oregon, 1998


2017: Keynote speaker: Integration and Collaboration: Connecting Career Exploration and Academic Advising (British Columbia Advising Symposium)

2017: Keynote speaker: Fostering a Culture of Innovation (Oregon Academic Advising Association)

2016: #IAmAcAdv: Branding Yourself for the Job Market (NACADA Region 8)

2014: Career Development: The Missing Piece in Holistic Advising (NACADA Region 8 – Two-hour pre-conference workshop with Miranda Atkinson and Rachel Allen) and Creating a Professional Development Plan for Advisors (Oregon State University “Coffee Talk” professional development meeting)

2013: Charging Forward with your Charge (NACADA Region 8 – Two-hour pre-conference workshop)

2012: #AdvTech Virtual Brown Bag – Advising Reflections & Sharing: Blogging to Support Our Profession & Student Learning Outcomes – Panel with Jason Barkmeyer (University of Utah) & Becca Schulze (University of Oregon)

2011: Let’s TALK: Building a campus community, one story at a time (NACADA Region 8)

2010: Podcasts as an Advisor’s Tool: Record it once, it’s answered forever (NACADA Region 8) and Advising Podcasts: Not just buzz, lightyears ahead (NACADA Annual Conference; with Clay Schwenn – University of Washington)

2009: Absorbing Transfer Shock: Utilizing specialized support to counter transfer student challenges (NACADA Region 8 and NACADA Annual Conference; with Terrie Minner – University of Oregon) *Voted Best of Region*

Honors and Awards

2017 NACADA Outstanding Advising Administrator Award
2017 NACADA Region 8 Excellence in Advising – Advising Administrator Award
2014 NACADA Outstanding Advising Program – Certificate of Merit
2013 NACADA Emerging Leaders Program – program completion certificate
2013 NACADA Academic Advising Administrators’ Institute – program completion certificate


2017-2019 NACADA Emerging Leaders Program Advisory Board
2016-2018 NACADA Emerging Leaders Program – Mentor
2014-2016 NACADA Region 8 Past Region Chair
2012-2014 NACADA Region 8 Chair
2012-2014 NACADA Academic Advising Today Reviewer
2011-2013 NACADA Emerging Leaders Program
2009-2012 NACADA Region 8 Steering Committee