Welcome & Congratulations to Gerron Scott!

Gerron Scott

Congratulations & welcome to Gerron Scott, our new ENVS Senior Advisor in Environmental Studies!

New Award!

The National Academic Advising Association Mid-Atlantic (NACADA) Region 2 just announced that Gerron has been selected for the Region 2 Excellence in Advising – Advisor Primary Role Award! He will be recognized at the upcoming NACADA Region 2 Conference!

The NACADA Excellence in Advising – Advisor Primary Role Award recognizes individuals whose primary role at the institution is the direct delivery of advising services to students. The Selection Committee evaluates applications/nominations on the evidence of qualities and practices that distinguish the nominee as an outstanding academic advisor. Such evidence may include, but is not limited to: Interpersonal/human relations skills, professional practices, documented success, and documented advisor development.

The award comes with a professional development stipend, complimentary early registration to the upcoming Region Conference, and a complimentary one-year NACADA general membership.

Background in Advising Excellence

We are very excited about the skills and experience Gerron brings to our program. Gerron has an advanced degree in Counseling, a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and is pursuing a PhD in Educational Leadership. He has four years of experience as an academic advisor at VCU in an allied field, Biology. His excellence in advising was recognized university-wide just this year with the VCU University Academic Advising Board’s “Outstanding Advisor Award” in 2021.

Gerron brings considerable experience working across the campus. He has served as the VCU University Academic Advising Board Vice Chair (2019-21) and Annual Conference Chair (2019 – 20). This leadership within the larger VCU advising community means Gerron can communicate our needs broadly and bring trends across the university advising community to ENVS.

Gerron’s leadership within VCU and nationally in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is also outstanding. He was awarded the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences “Leadership in Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Staff and Adminsitor Award ” in 2020. He is also the Region 2 Chair for the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Diversity, Inclusion, & Engagement Committee – the first person to lead this committee. These strengths align with ENVS and VCU objectives to promote DEI.

Needless to say, we are super excited to have Gerron join our team and continue the ENVS tradition of offering award winning excellence in undergraduate advising!