“Taking a Gamble to Improve Learning Support:  Using Student Voice and Predictive Analytics to Increase Student Success”


At our 2016 Conference we are honored to have Dr. Gayle Juneau-Butler as our keynote speaker.

Gayle Juneau-Butler grew up in Louisiana and lived in Florida for 10 years prior to moving to Las Vegas in 2006. Juneau-Butler possesses 14 years of experience in higher education in the areas of recruitment, admissions, academic advising, and developing retention-based programming for student services. At present, she is Assistant Vice Provost for Retention, Progression & Completion at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Prior to this role, Gayle served as Executive Director for UNLV’s 11 Academic Advising Centers for eight years.  Before arriving at UNLV, Gayle spent a decade at University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida.  During that time, she worked in the areas of admissions, student academic supporting program, recruitment, and academic advising.  In fact, she provided the leadership for the opening of the Professional Studies Student Center, a hub for centralized academic support, on UWF’s campus.  Her doctoral degree is in diversity studies and her interests in this realm include authoring social responsibility, desegregation of public school systems in the southern United States, and writing anti-hegemonic standpoints about race, class, and gender issues.  Beyond professional responsibilities, Gayle Juneau-Butler is a member of NACADA (National Academic Advising Association) and most recently served as the 2015 annual conference chair.  Gayle also remains active in academic advising and academic support by contributing to presentations and publications in her field of this work.