Committee Membership is the foundation of the association.
Their talent and expertise in dealing with all aspects of college transition are needed in order for us to do our work! If you have an interest in becoming involved with a committee, please take a moment to review the descriptions. Feel free to contact any of the Chairs for more information.
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Admission Practices Committee
The Admission Practices committee reviews and recommends amendments to the Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP) and the Education Monitoring Procedures and Penalties to the NACAC Assembly.
The committee monitors and discusses important trends in the educational landscape and the college transition processes affecting students, and counseling and admission professionals. The committee promotes these standards and monitors compliance through a network of national and affiliate leaders, reviews charges brought against member institutions of violations of the Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP), and acts as a liaison with NACAC.
Communications CommitteeThe Communications Committee is responsible for sharing important information with the IACAC membership through a quarterly e-newsletter, periodic emails with timely news and announcements and through Facebook and Twitter social media accounts. If you have news to share with our membership, we would love to send it out on your behalf!
Conference CommitteeDevelops plans for the annual Conference including the program sessions, accommodations, venue, entertainment, registration, exhibitors, speakers, meals and other arrangements.
To learn more about Conference, click here.
Credentials CommitteeReviews all revisions to the IACAC constitution and bylaws and makes recommendations to the membership regarding these changes.
ANDREW WRIGHT - CO-CHAIR
Educational Calendar CommitteeDevelops guidelines for the college day/night programs, schedules and coordinates all programs, assists high school counselors and college admission counselors, when necessary, and evaluates programs when possible.
To view the College Fair Calendar, click here.
Government Relations CommitteeReports and informs the membership of legislative measures being considered and governmental policies that would affect student and educational interests. Additional responsibilities are to survey issues and recommend educational policy positions.
Inclusion, Access and Success Committee
The purpose of the Inclusion Access and Success Committee is to facilitate understanding of issues of inhibited inclusion, the lack of access, and barriers to success for students making their way through the education system, and to create impactful change within the existing systems of higher education that exclude underrepresented students from opportunities. By educating ourselves and our colleagues about critical issues facing students and sharing the best practices in which to develop students for college success, we will change the formula that inhibits their access to higher education. We will lead initiatives to change the processes that promote marginalization of students in their path to college. With the dedication and the participation of our peers, we hope that the outcomes of these efforts will lead to more diverse college campuses, a state with a higher rate of college graduation, and from these outcomes we all will see exponential benefits.
KAREN BUSH - CO-CHAIR
DJ Menifee - CO-CHAIR
Membership CommitteeResponsible for reviewing, developing and recommending membership promotional activities; receiving and recording membership applications; and providing an accurate association membership roster annually.
P. J. WOOLSTON - CO-CHAIR
National College Fair Committee
Each year IACAC partners with NACAC to host the annual Indianapolis National College Fair. In addition to providing Indiana students the opportunity to connect with over 200 colleges and universities throughout the US, this event also generates a revenue stream for our association.
The IACAC National College Fair Committee oversees:
1. Event promotion through social, local, and other media
2. Recruiting volunteer staff to assist with set up, student transportation, onsite registration, and hospitality
3. Secure presenters for educational break- out sessions
Professional Development Committee
Professional Development Committee is responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing and staffing educational and professional development events for secondary and postsecondary high school and college counselors. This includes Summer Institute, Fall & Spring Workshops, Middle Management Institute, and the IACAC Mentorship Program. The IACAC Mentorship Program is a great way for new and experienced members of the profession to connect, share ideas and support one another. Middle Management Institute is designed for professionals who aspire to or who have been recently promoted to Middle Management.
Secondary Issues CommitteeCollaborates with the Indiana Department of Education to address secondary school issues as needed.
Technology CommitteeResponsible for general maintenance of the IACAC website, and to research and propose new uses of technology for communication within IACAC.
MICHAEL LIPPHARDT - CHAIR