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Longhorn Scholars Senior Program Coordinator Elected to NACADA Board

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), the preeminent national advising association, elected Longhorn Scholars Senior Program Coordinator John Paul (JP) Regalado to a three-year term on its board. Regalado has been involved in academic advising for over 16 years, and with the Longhorn Scholars program (LSP) since its inception in May 2000. NACADA has over 10,000 members representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and several other international countries.

Regalado recruits prospective Longhorn Scholars, leads the LSP advising team, and along with the LSP team, provides strategic academic advising, peer mentoring, programming, and unique academic opportunities for Longhorn Scholars. He is an active member and past president of UT’s Academic Counselors Association as well as an active member and current Council member of the National Academic Advising Association. Regalado earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at UT. While at the University of Texas at Austin, he has worked for the College of Liberal Arts, the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, and currently for the School of Undergraduate Studies.


NACADA promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students. It provides a forum for discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas pertaining to academic advising through numerous activities and publications. NACADA also serves as an advocate for effective academic advising by providing a Consulting and Speaker Service, an Awards Program, and funding for Research related to academic advising.

Members represent higher education institutions across the spectrum of Carnegie classifications and include professional advisors/counselors, faculty, administrators and students whose responsibilities include academic advising.