Succession planning is an integral part of business practices in order to ensure that information is not lost from outgoing individuals, but also to support those that are incoming to an organization. These onboarding materials can help to speed up a training process, as well as to show the new individual what is expected in addition to illustrating what practices to incorporate. This document showcases how succession planning has worked in various fields of business, while the main focus is on the importance of creating succession planning material for academic advisors within the College of Technology.


Succession planning, onboarding, academic advisors, orientation, new advisor orientation

Date of this Version



Master of Science

Degree Type

Directed Project

Advisor 1 or Chair of Committee

Dr. Andrew Hurt

Committee Member 1

Dr. Jamie Mohler

Committee Member 2

Professor Dan Lybrook