Committees

Much 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! Committee applications open on December 1st and are due January 15th, with appointments confirmed by March 1.  Terms begin on July 1st, and run until July 31 of the year noted.


View the February 2018 webinar on Member Engagement
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Admissions Practices

The Admissions Practices (AP) 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.  
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Member

Institution

Term Expiration
John Wilkerson (Chair) Indiana University 2019
John Beck Due West Education 2019
Renee Bowling Woodstock School 2020
Lindsey Fogleman Tran University of California, San Diego 2021
Bruce Hammond Kunming No. 1 High School
International Center
2020
Lorie Komlyn International School of Boston 2020
Justin Kurrass International School of Brussels 2021
Amber Longtin Michigan State University 2021
Sarah Loring de Garcia Independent Educational Consultant 2021
Ed Tourle Pestalozzi International Village Trust 2019
Juliana Viola Chapel School 2019

 
Advocacy & Outreach

The Advocacy and Outreach 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.  
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Member Institution Term Expiration
Lucien Giordano (Chair) Dulwich College Suzhou 2020
Sierra Anderson American School Foundation of Monterrey 2020
Jennifer Blask University of Rochester  2019
Jorge Delgado Brandeis University 2020
Ning Deng Vanke Meisha Academy 2021
Kenneth Dunbar Ohio Wesleyan University 2019
Tina Forbush Singapore American School 2020
Alison Herget Villanova University 2019
Jessica Johnston Scripps College 2020
Matthew Johnston Clark University 2020
Kara Madden Madden Educational Consulting 2020
Elisabeth Marksteiner EKMEC 2019
Liam McCartney Boston University 2019
Charles Pybus University of Bristol 2021
Anne Richardson  The American School in London 2020
Jennifer Tassell Balboa Academy 2020


Committee on Issues of Diversity

A new standing committee of International ACAC, the Committee on Diversity examines 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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Member Institution Term Expiration
Erick Núñez (Co-Chair) United Nations International School 2019
Mallika Ramdas (Co-Chair) UWC South East Asia 2019
Camille Bouknight  Emerson College 2019
April Crabtree University of San Francisco 2019
Brandy Fransen Rollins College 2019
Whitney Green Columbia University 2019
Tiffani Hooper Bromberg United Nations International School 2019
Christina McDade American Community School of Abu Dhabi 2019
Yamilet Medina Lopez University of Southern California 2019
Dean Mendes Skidmore College 2019
Rosa Moreno-Zutautas St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School 2019
Jack Muir Liceo International 2019
Shruti Tewari UWC South East Asia, Dover Campus 2019
Marie Vivas International Baccalaureate Organization 2019


Communications 

The role of the Communications 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.
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Member Institution Term Expiration
David Bernay (Chair) St Edward's University  2019
Tanya Aydelott Williams College 2019
Stephanie Barker Cairo American College 2020
Barbara Chen The University of Tulsa 2021
Aidan Crowley Saint Joseph's Institution
International School
2020
Lukas Devlin Dulwich College Suzhou 2021
Erick Hyde English Language Programs,
University of Pennsylvania
2020
Robbie Jefferiss UWC South East Asia, East Campus 2019
Mark Stacey International School of Brussels 2021
Elizabeth Zeller Leiden University College 2020



Finance

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.
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Member Institution Term Expiration
Cathy Curtis (Chair) Independent Member  2019
Bryce Benton Denison University 2020
Jared Goulding  Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 2019
Jennifer Lee Victoria Shanghai Academy 2019
Tina MacDonald Bentley University 2019
Diva Shrestha  Independent Member 2019
Erika Toren TASIS, The American School in England 2021

 

Governance & Nominating

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 2019 elections:

Member Institution
Johanna Fishbein (Chair) UWC South East Asia, Dover Campus
Jennifer Dewar Duolingo English Test
Kristin Dreazen Edvice London
Joe Giacalone  Marist College
Sherrie Huan The University of Sydney
Joey Kirk University of Glasgow
Becky Konowicz Santa Clara University
Erick Núñez United Nations International School
Ffiona Rees University of California, Los Angeles
John Storer Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA

  

Inclusion, Access, & Success

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. 
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Member Institution Term Expiration
Joe Tavares (Chair) Jakarta Intercultural School  2020
Basirat Agboola Pearson 2021
Joyce Agyare Independent Member 2021
Christina Callahan Northwestern University 2020
Kimberly Dixit The Red Pen 2021
Kate Dobson Indiana University -
Purdue University Indianapolis
2021
Patience Fanella-Koch Aiglon College 2019
Christopher Flores Hamilton College 2020
Bela Gligorova Nova International Schools 2020
Beatriz Gutierrez Texas Christian University 2020
Samuel Jeong UWC Changshu China 2021
Misa Kabashima Seattle Academy 2019
Jamie Kanki Concourse Global Enrollment, Inc. 2021
Laura Kaub Yale Young African Scholars Program 2021
Gao-Sutthichok Linprasert EducationUSA Chiang Mai 2020
Harvey Miller UWC Costa Rica 2020
Jodi Robinson University of Pennsylvania 2021
Swati Shrestha Woodstock School 2020
Marie Whalen Whitworth University 2020
Kubi Witten-Hannah Mount Albert Grammar 2021
Rebecca Zeigler Mano Education Matters 2019

 

Membership

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.
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Member Institution Term Expiration
Michelle Chow-Liu (Chair) Western Academy of Beijing 2020
Susana Aguilar de Urruela APDE Schools Guatemala 2020
Ruby Bhattacharya Barnard College 2020
Isthier Chaudhury University of Rochester 2021
Franko Cifizzari Western Academy of Beijing 2021
Christine Grover Metropolitan School of Panama 2021
Ivan Hauck The American School in London 2021
Joael Kelly SEV American College 2020
Chemeli Kipkorir African Leadership Academy 2019
Alys Langdale Marlborough College 2019
Bo Liu Michigan State University 2020
Kathryn McKeen IELTS USA 2019
Patricia McKinney-Bergantino Providence College 2020
Laura O'Brien Gatzionis Educational Advisory Services 2020
Frederik Osborne Emerson College 2020
Anne Payne International School of Latvia 2021
Ashley Sansotta Hillsborough Community College 2019
Nan Zhang Shanghai High School International Division 2019

 

Mentors

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.  
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Member Institution Term Expiration
Anna Boyd (Co-Chair)
UWC Atlantic College 2019
Wilson Lee (Co-Chair)

Yongsan International School of Seoul

2021
Marie Assir International College 2020
Xiaofeng Cheng Ningbo Foreign Language School 2021
Samantha de Leon Illinois Institute of Technology 2020
Patrick Desbarats UWC South East Asia, East Campus 2020
Kyle Downey Cornell University 2021
Jessica Hajee The American School of Kinshasa 2021
Justin Parsons University of California, Los Angeles 2020
Donna Preston Hillel Academy 2020
Kathleen Simenson Saint Anselm College 2019
Amy Thompson International School Ho Chi Minh City 2020
Alex Tom Marist College 2019

  

Professional Development

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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Member Institution Term Expiration
Julie Chapman (Chair) Vanderbilt University  2019
Diana Abukazam Dulwich College Singapore 2020
Victoria Bauza The British Schools 2020
Alexandra Bilan Jakarta Intercultural School 2021
Natalie Bitton Lycee Francais de San Francisco 2020
Shannon Bracken University of Ontario Institute of Technology 2020
Marco Dinovelli Rutgers University - New Brunswick 2020
Tu Anh Gilmore Seoul Foreign School  2021
Brendan Graham Northeastern University 2020
Robert Kostrzeski  Awty International School 2019
Mitsuko Leonard  University of California, Davis 2019
Berta Liao Hsinchu International School 2019
Jen Melton International School Bangkok 2020
Erin Nicolls, ex officio Taipei European School 2019
Denise Nijhuis University College Roosevelt 2021
Sara Riggs Georgia Institute of Technology 2020
David Shubair International School of Zug and Luzern 2019
Shi "Shiny" Wang Beijing Kaiwen Academy 2019

 

Service

We are responsible for the fund-raising activities that support our Global Fund. This includes the Annual Conference Raffle, along with our 5K Run/Walk.  
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Member Institution Term Expiration
Marco Dinovelli (Chair) Rutgers University 2021
Claudia Botero Marymount School Medellin 2020
Jonathan Cao-Nguyen University of California, Los Angeles 2020
Lewis Cardenas  Michigan State University 2019
Mary de Villiers University of Notre Dame 2019
Maria Santa Indiana University 2021
Kathryn Timlin Georgetown University 2021
Claire Wilkins New York University Shanghai 2019
Aaron Zdawczyk Northwestern University 2019

               

Ad Hoc Committee on Testing

Member Institution Term Expiration
Anne Richardson (Chair)  The American School of London 2019
Gary Clark University of California, Los Angeles 2019
Brendan Graham Northeastern University 2019
Bridget Herrera American International School Dhaka 2019
Erik Hyde English Language Programs,
University of Pennsylvania
2019
Laura Kaub Yale Young African Scholars Program 2019
Chemeli Kipkorir African Leadership Academy 2019
Alys Langdale Marlborough College 2019
Keith Light Yale University 2019
Jose Olavo de Amorim Colegio Bandeirantes 2019
Kathleen Schultz Dulwich College Shanghai 2019