CommitteeDiscussionMuch of the work of International ACAC is carried out by members of the Executive Board. There are, however, a number of committees that also do work for the association. Committee members are selected by the President or appropriate Vice President and approved by the Executive Board.

Interested in contributing to International ACAC, but not sure where to start? Volunteering to serve on a committee is a great place to start. Terms run until July 30th of the year noted.





The Admission/Enrollment Practices Committee is responsible for proactively educating International ACAC members and the larger community about NACAC’s Statement of Principles of Good Practice and International ACAC Board Policies.  Additionally, the AP Committee investigates alleged infractions of NACAC and International ACAC policies and renders decisions.  The AP Committee works closely with the NACAC AP Committee and staff.  Learn more...

Jennifer Dewar (Chair)

Washington University in St. Louis

John Beck Due West Education 2019
Greg Edleman Carnegie Mellon University 2017
Jamie Kanki New York University 2018
Heather Pineda Dulwich College Beijing 2018
Jodi Robinson University of Pennsylvania 2018
Timothy Tesar Simpson College 2019
Ed Tourle Pestalozzi International Village Trust 2019
Juliana Viola Chapel School 2019
Tresa Virankabutra Concordian International School 2018



The role of the Communications & Technology Committee is to create opportunities for engagement and facilitate communication from International ACAC to its members and between members themselves. Individual Communication Committee members are expected to contribute in the following ways: Create, host, and/or support preparation of web content, online events, and initiatives; Monitor, moderate, and contribute to social media channels; Actively participate in committee meetings and email discussions. Learn more...

Aaron Andersen (Chair) University of British Columbia  
Tanya Aydelott Oberlin College 2019
David Bernay St. Edward's University 2018
Kelly Braun International School of the Sacred Heart 2017
Samantha Deleon Benedictine University 2017
Tu Anh Gilmore Mont'Kiara International School 2018
Robbie Jefferiss UWCSEA, East Campus 2019
Chenjerai Katanda Education Matters 2019
Fanming Lin Shanghai World Foreign Language Middle School 2018
Tim Munnerlyn American School of Warsaw 2017


The Finance Committee reviews financial matters and advises the Executive Board on opportunities to create and manage matters relating to sponsorships, advertising, scholarship funds, and conference exhibitors. Learn more...

Cathy Curtis (Chair) Independent Member  
Nicki Fung Vericant 2017
Jared Goulding  Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 2019
Tracy How Augsburg College 2018
Jennifer Lee Shanghai American School - Puxi Campus 2019
Tina MacDonald Wentworth Institute of Technology 2019
Kathleen Schultz NIST International School 2017
Diva Shrestha  Colby College 2019



The Governance & Nominating Committee is chaired by the Past-President and leads the process of securing candidates for available board positions and coordinates the International ACAC election process.  The Committee also seeks to identify International ACAC members who are strong candidates for NACAC committees and board vacancies. 

To serve for 2017 elections:

Joe Giacalone (Chair) Marist College
Hamilton Gregg HGIEC
Bridget Herrera American International School Dhaka
Ffiona Rees UCLA
Ryan Sullivan New Brunswick Community College
Paul Teulon King's College London
Marie Vivas International Baccalaureate Organization



The Government Relations Committee informs members on issues of concern regarding education and college access initiatives at both the national and international level. The Committee is responsible for supporting the Vice President in his/her work in conjunction with the Presidential Team in research on and identification of viable sites for the International ACAC Regional Institutes; assisting at regional lunches and updates at the annual conference; monitoring legislative issues at the local; national and international level and informs the membership about these concerns; and serving as an information source for legislators about the transition from high school to university.  Learn more...

Juan Camilo Tamayo (Chair) JCT4Education  
Vera Bagnyuk Cambridge International Exams 2017
Jennifer Blask University of Rochester  2019
Kenneth Dunbar Wheaton College 2019
Lucien Giordano Dulwich College Suzhou 2018
David Hawkins Hawkins Global Education 2017
Alison Herget Villanova University 2019
Toni Jones American School of Rio de Janeiro 2018
Elisabeth Marksteiner International School of Zug and Luzern 2019
Liam McCartney Boston University 2019
Kirk Mitchell  Ridley College 2017
Adrienne Ramsey Babson College 2017
Megan Rhodes Colorado College 2018
Barry Spence NIST International School 2019
Mario Sylvander Magen David Academy 2017
Jolynn Vallejo California College of the Arts 2018



The Inclusion, Access and Success Committee advances the association’s commitment to inclusion for underserved students and the educational professionals who guide them. The Committee coordinates the Scholarship Program; encourages IAS-related session proposals for the annual conference; and collects and distributes resources that promote international student access and mobility. Learn more...

Joan Liu (Chair) UWCSEA, East Campus  
Martha Allen Swarthmore College 2017
Cheryl Borden Babson College 2017
Tracey Grimm Colegio Lincoln 2018
Ryan Hinchey ACS Cobham International School 2017
Misa Kabashima Harvey Mudd College 2019
Laura Kaub Yale University 2018
Lin Larson University of California, Berkeley 2017
Gao Linsprasert Education USA (Thailand) 2017
Julie Loveless Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2018
Laura Severin Yale - NUS College 2017
Joe Tavares Jakarta Intercultural School 2018
John Wilkerson Indiana University - Bloomington 2018
Adam Wu University of La Verne 2017
Dwayne Zamora Stamford American International School 2017
Rebecca Zeigler Mano Education Matters 2019



The Membership Committee is responsible for membership retention, outreach to potential new members, and managing the application and approval process for those new to the organization. The Membership Committee is tasked with developing and upholding the policies and guidelines that dictate which individuals and organizations can and should be represented in International ACAC. Learn more...

Meghan Dangremond (Chair) Tufts University  
Joyce Agyare Independent Member, Ghana 2018
Ruby Bhattacharya Graduate Student, Harvard Graudate School of Education 2017
Franko Cifizzari Western Academy of Beijing 2018
Frieda Dietrich International School of Amsterdam 2018
Daniel Grayson Independent Member, Graymatter Hall 2018
Chemeli Kipkorir African Leadership Academy 2019
Alys Langdale Marlborough College 2019
Wilson Lee Yongsan International School of Seoul 2017
Kathryn McKeen IELTS USA 2018
Tricia McKinney Bergantino Providence College 2017
Laura O'Brien Gatzionis Educational Advisory Services, Greece 2017
Ashley Sansotta Hillsborough Community College 2019
Kathleen Schultz NIST International School 2018
Patrick Stenger International School of Beijing 2018
Nan Zhang Shanghai High School International Division 2019



The Mentors Committee aims to support new members of International ACAC and first-time attendees to the International ACAC conference. The Committee organizes the International ACAC First Timer Event, held prior to every International ACAC conference. In addition, the Committee coordinates the International ACAC Mentorship Program and other initiatives to support new members to International ACAC.  Learn more...

Michael Maki (Chair) Ridley College  
Anna Boyd UWC Atlantic College 2019
Shelley Marks Escola Graduada, The American School of Sao Paulo 2018
Kim Nguyen  Muhlenberg College 2019
Miroslava Petrova American College Arcus 2017
Adam Sapp Pomona College 2019
Kathleen Simenson Saint Anselm College 2019
Alex Tom Marist College 2019



The PD Committee works to hear the needs and concerns of the International ACAC membership in regards to its professional development priorities. We work on the development, implementation and evaluation of the professional development for all members with special attention to the International ACAC Institute 2-day pre-conference, Regional Institutes, the summer conference, Webinar Wednesdays, and the International ACAC Counselor Bus Tour.  The Committee also works year round on special projects related to professional development for International ACAC and at times in collaboration with NACAC and other affiliate memberships.
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Becky Konowicz (Chair) Santa Clara University  
Diana Abukazam Korea International School in Jeju 2020
Renee Bowling Woodstock School 2017
Julie Chapman Vanderbilt University 2019
Michael Clancy Shekou International School 2017
Patience Fanella-Koch Aiglon College 2019
Erick Hyde University of Pennsylvania English Language Programs 2017
Lindsay Kehl American School of Bombay 2017
Robert Kostrzeski  Saigon South International School 2019
Mitsuko Leonard  University of California, Davis 2019
Berta Liao Hsinchu International School 2019
Dan Marschner Loyola Marymount University 2017
Cory Miller Branksome Hall 2017
Erin Nicolls Hong Kong Academy 2018
David Shubair International School of Zug and Luzern 2019
Shi "Shiny" Wang Tsinghua University High School  2019



We are responsible for the fund-raising activities that support our Scholarship Program. This includes our Silent Auction and Raffle, along with our 5K Run/Walk.  Learn more...

Anna Wright (Chair) TASIS England  
Alexandra Bilan Jakarta Intercultural School 2018
Lewis Cardenas  Saint Peter's University 2019
Mary de Villiers University of Notre Dame 2019
Virginia Groves Katz Reed College 2017
Ali Klein Chapman University 2017
Stephanie Sweeney Suffolk University 2018
Sarah Wambe Concord University 2017
Claire Wilkins New York University 2019
Laurel Wise University of Richmond 2018
Aaron Zdawczyk Northwestern University 2019


As announced at the General Membership Meeting in Columbus in September 2016, the Executive Board has established a committee to examine issues of diversity within our membership. This committee's charge is:

  • To review the membership, including at the committee and Executive Board levels;
  • To explore institutional structures, procedures, and practices and to identify paths to progress in these areas;
  • To consider avenues to leadership and involvement within the Association that promote principles of inclusion and diverse representation; and
  • To recommend a pathway moving forward.

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Mallika Ramdas United Nations International School 2018
Erick Nunez  Independent Member 2018