Hi, there.

We know you’re busy at NACADA’s Annual Conference, but we wanted to make sure you heard the news. Advising really works.


Advising Works: New Knockout Techniques to Inspire Your Students

New analysis shows that advising is consistently one of the top 5 programs that positively impacts persistence and graduation at colleges and universities. Join our session for a conversation on new strategies and real-life examples about how advisors and faculty use insights to build a collaborative student safety net, proactively engage students, and improve student outcomes in their day-to-day work.

Monday, October 21 at 2:15 PM in Room L030
Dr. Lori McNabb
Training and Enablement Manager



Our team includes former advisers, graduation coaches, and educators. Together with our customer experience leaders, they drive strategy, training, consulting and engagements across our community. Let’s connect while you’re in Louisvillle at NACADA’s Annual Conference.

Chuck Lamar

Chuck Lamar

Training and Enablement Consultant

Chuck began his career as an academic advisor, and then as a student development technology partner. He’s scaled those interests at Civitas Learning, where he now supports colleges and universities across the country with strategy development and training.

Lori McNabb

Lori McNabb

Manager, Training and Enablement

Lori McNabb, Ph.D. is the Manager of Training and Enablement at Civitas Learning. In that role, she coordinates a team that designs and supports institutions’ efforts to integrate analytic and workflow technologies into the day-to-day life of every member of an institution’s community.

Nova Davidson

Nova Davidson

Senior Training and Enablement Consultant

Nova Davidson is a Senior Training and Enablement Consultant at Civitas Learning. In her role at Civitas, she works with institutional leadership on student success initiatives and best practices to communicate and retain at-risk student populations, including methods to proactively intervene with these students in positive, effective ways.

Monica Singh

Monica Singh

Senior Product Manager

Monica is a former academic advisor and perpetual education technology enthusiast. Currently our holistic advising product manager, she has spent her career focused on digging into the key problems facing higher education professionals and how software can help solve them.

Celeste Lay

Vice President of Customer Experience

Celeste brings to Civitas a 20-year history of success exceeding customer expectations.  She leads our Data Support, Project Management, Training & Enablement, Data Engineering and Customer Success teams.

Eric Grunden

Chief Customer Officer

Eric brings more than two decades of experience in delivery and support of integrated technologies and advanced analytics across complex systems.


We’re hosting two private events while we’re in Louisville, and we’d love to have you join us.
Seating is limited. Please RSVP today.

We’re hosting a customer-only lunch and conversation during Monday’s open lunch hour. We have a few spots left, so please RSVP soon.


On Monday night we’re gathering a small group of current and future customers for a little taste of Louisville. Our dinner is currently at capacity, but submit your name to be added to our waitlist.



We get it, conferences can keep your days and evenings full. But, if you’d still like to connect, drop us a line and we’ll find time.