Margaret C. (Peggy) King

Dr. Margaret C. (Peggy) King served as Associate Dean for Student Development at Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady, N.Y., where she provided leadership for the Division of Student Affairs as one of a team of three Associate Deans reporting directly to the President.  Dr. King directed the Academic Advisement Center and supervised Counseling and Career and Employment Services. She received her BA degree in history from Ursinus College (PA) and her MS in Ed.D. degrees from the State University of New York at Albany.

A founding member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), Peggy was President from 1991-1993. She was a faculty member for the Summer Institute on Academic Advising from its inception in 1987 through 2003, served on the faculty of the first Advising Administrators Institute, and serves as a consultant on academic advising and student affairs for both two- and four-year colleges and universities. In her consulting role, Peggy has delivered numerous keynote speeches, facilitated many workshops and has worked to help institutions assess and improve services for students.

Peggy was editor of the New Directions for Community Colleges publication, Academic Advising: Organizing and Delivering Services for Student Success (1993). In addition she has authored numerous chapters and articles on academic advising in the two-year college, on advisor training, and on organizational models and delivery systems. She is a recipient of the State University of NY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service, the NACADA Award for Service to the organization, and the NACADA Virginia N. Gordon Award for Excellence in the Field of Advising.