Congratulations to Alec Down, electrical and computer engineering’s undergraduate academic advisor, who is this year’s recipient of the Excellence in Advising award from the National Academic Advising Association.

Down received the award for Advisor of the Year in Region 10, including Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

He received his B.A. at Brigham Young University, then continued his studies at Duke University. He received his master’s in education from the University of Utah this year. Prior to becoming an academic advisor in the College of Engineering in 2015, Down was a graduate student coordinator at Duke University, and an advisor in the Full-time MBA program at the University of Utah.

Down was also recently appointed to the Editorial Board for a three-year term for the National Academic Advising Association’s NACADA Journal. As an advisor in the Department of Electrical and Computer, he advises more than 600 undergraduate engineering students in all aspects of their programs.