Cliff Poole

Clifford Poole is an academic advisor with Academic Services for Student-Athletes, an adjunct instructor in the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies and a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at ASU. In a career spanning over eighteen years in instruction, academic/student services, grant-writing, and research, he has served as a student services coordinator, counselor, academic advisor, Freshman Learning Community instructor, researcher, lead grant writer/consultant, and is an ordained minister. He has presented keynote addresses and sessions both regionally and nationally for NACADA, NCAA, Presbyterian Church USA, The Links, Inc., and the Kellogg Institute on topics ranging from advising and mentoring student- athletes to arts mediation in healthcare. He has been presented numerous service awards for his work with under-represented student populations and international development. His educational background includes degrees and instruction from UNC-Chapel Hill, Appalachian State University, Georgia Tech, and Emory University.


Photo from ASA – Student Learning Center website

Poole, Cliff 2018

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The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Rick Klima

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