Brett McFarlane currently serves as the Director of Academic Advising at UC Davis where he is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a comprehensive, campus-wide plan for the improvement of academic advising. In this role he is responsible for implementing professional development opportunities for advisors and coordinating communication across advisors in the colleges and related academic and student services divisions across campus. Prior to UC Davis, Brett served as the Director of Undergraduate Programs for the College of Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU) and prior to OSU, Brett served as the Direct of Student Services for the School of Business at Portland State University. Brett holds a BS degree in Accounting from the University of Oregon, an MS in Postsecondary Adult and Continuing Education, and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership, both from Portland State University.