Committees

Interested in contributing to International ACAC, but not sure where to start?
Much of the work of International ACAC is carried out by members of the Executive Board.
There are, however, nine Standing Committees that also do work for the association,
and v
olunteering to serve on one of them is a great place to start!

                  • Committee terms begin on July 1 and end on July 31 of the third year.
                  • Applications for committee service open annually in December for the following year.
                  • Committee members are selected by the appropriate Vice President and approved by the Executive Board.

2022 Committee Applications - Open December 8, 2021
Application form will be available here.
Due January 18, 2022 

Learn more by watching the Member Engagement Webinar HERE.


      Standing Committees

      Conference Support Committees


Admissions Practices

The Admissions Practices (AP) Committee is responsible for proactively educating International ACAC members and the larger community about NACAC’s Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission and International ACAC Board Policies. The AP Committee works closely with the NACAC AP Committee and staff.  
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Member

Institution

Term Expiration
Ruby Bhattacharya (Chair) Barnard College 2022
Tanya Cummings St. John's School 2022
Jennifer Dewar Duolingo English Test 2022
Angela Dunnham Shrewsbury International School 2024
Lindsey Fogleman Tran University of California, San Diego 2024
Becky Halvorson Pearson College UWC 2024
Gavin Hornbuckle Victoria Shanghai Academy 2023
Eloise Hyman University of Chicago 2023
Chantelle Jackson-Boothby A List Education UK 2024
Amber Longtin Michigan State University 2024
Laura Pacchioni Florida International University 2022
Chris Payne Collingwood School 2022
Sudarshana Shukla  Cathedral and John Connon School 2023
Brian Stelbotsky Boise State University 2022
Camila Vasquez New Brunswick College of
Craft & Design
2023
Nan Zhang WLSA Shanghai Academy 2023

 
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       
Tricia Bergantino (Chair) Bishop Hendricken High School  2023
Anthony Adey  Acadia University 2023
Claudia Bean  Cairo American College 2023
Hao Chen Shanghai World Foreign Language Academy 2023
Brendan Graham Northeastern University 2023
Adam Guo Moonshot Academy 2023
Hanan Hindi  Northwestern University in Qatar 2024
Nathan Mack University of Southern California 2023
Daniel Marschner Loyola Marymount University 2022
Jo Mattingley-Nunn Dulwich College Singapore 2023
Francis McIvor American International School of Mozambique 2023
Anne Richardson American School in London 2024
Kate Strittmatter Pierce College 2024
Dalia Wardany  University of California, Davis 2023
Jacob Wooden University of Denver 2022

 

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 
Alyson Murray (Chair) Dalhousie University   2022
Emerson Buczolits OCAD University 2023
Lukas Devlin Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong 2024
Catherine Huang Cialfo 2024
Berta Liao 'Iolani School 2023
Julie Moloney The Bolles School 2022
Ben O'Brien Western Academy of Beijing 2024
Sofia Sanchez Florida International University 2022
Jenny Tassell
International School of Panama
2024
Cory Zimmerman Singapore American School 2023

   

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The newest standing committee of International ACAC, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee 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
Isthier Chaudhury (Chair) Trinity College 2024
James Akaba Open Dreams 2023
Maria Carvalho University of Southern California 2022
Ikbala Catic Prva Bosnjacka Gimnazija 2023
Ruby Cheng University of Colorado Colorado Springs 2024
Yik Kun Heng International School Nido De Aguilas 2024
Brandon Mack
Rice University
2024
Andrea Maldonado
National Student Leadership Conference
2024
Jacquelynne Modeste
RDF International School
2023
Rosa Moreno-Zutautas
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
2022
Erick Núñez
BASIS Independent Manhattan
2022
Marsha Oshima International School of Geneva, 
LGB Campus
2023
Dejana Petricic Berlin Metropolitan School gGmbH 2024
Nicole Ribeiro Colegio Planck 2024
Raghvendra Singh Northern Arizona University 2022
Shruti Tewari UWC South East Asia,
Dover Campus
2022
Ankur Vohra Cialfo 2022
Xuejie Wang Shen Wai International School 2023

 

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
Tracy How (Chair) Flintridge Sacred
Heart Academy 
 2022
Karen Chesnut Ozkurt Yew Chung International School Shanghai 2023
Sonali Hutchison Taipei American School 2022
Hope Johnson SEK International School Qatar 2022
Shanell Leggins The Archer School for Girls 2022
Patrick Love Concordia International
School Shanghai
2022
Shannon O'Hagan University of Missouri 2022
Danika Pierce UCLA 2024
Annie Kim Podlubny Escola Eleva 2022
Bill Russo Keystone Academy 2022
Claire Ruz American International School of Vilnius 2023
Xue Yan Vassar College 2024

 

2021-2022 Governance and Nominating Committee (GNC)

The Governance and Nominating Committee (GNC) is responsible for reviewing all governing documents, related policies, and recommended amendments. The committee shall review eligibility for Delegates to the NACAC Assembly and officers and forward a slate of nominees for annual elections. The GNC will verify the veracity of election results. All reports will be presented to the Executive Board for approval.
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Member Institution Representation/Region
Kathleen Schultz (Chair)
Zurich International School
Past-President
Robert Branigan Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University  Member-at-Large
(Canada & US)
Marco Dinovelli
Rutgers University
Delegate to the NACAC Assembly
(Canada & US)
Michelle Flood
North London Collegiate School Singapore
Member-at-Large
(Southeast Asia & Oceania)
Sue Gourlay Prinsloo
German Swiss International School
Member-at-Large
(East Asia)
Stephen Lewin
Griffith University, Australia
Member-at-Large
(Southeast Asia & Oceania)
Jimmy Lin

Kang Chiao International School Linkou Campus

Member-at-Large
(East Asia)
Denise Nijhuis University College Roosevelt, Netherlands Executive Board VP (Europe)
Marsha Oshima International School of Geneva, 
LGB Campus
Member-at-Large
(Europe)
Celina Revoredo
Educa, Peru
Member-at-Large
(South America)
Kimberly White
Ringling School of Art & Design
Member-at-Large
(Canada & US)
Kristoffer Toribio
Orange Coast College
President-Elect, Ex Officio
(Canada & US)
Theresa Schweser
International ACAC Executive Director
Ex Officio

 

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
VP Vacant (Chair)    2023
Joyce Agyare Independent Member 2024
Jacqui Brelsford British International School of Phuket 2024
Christina Callahan Northwestern University 2023
Claire Canning Queen Mary University of London 2024
Danielle Ditty Gettysburg College 2023
Alexandra Feinson UWC Changshu China 2023
Bela Gligorova Nova International Schools 2023
Whitney Green Columbia University 2023
Vera Grek Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2023
Malin Halladay Aladlouni GEMS International School, Al Khail 2024
Samuel Jeong Saigon South
International School

2024
Gregory Manne Rise 2022
Liam McCartney Boston University 2024
Zehra Ratani Fairfax University of America 2024
Nick Rowland The University of Edinburgh 2023
Swati Shrestha International School Bangkok 2023
Erin Slocum Tanglin Trust School 2024
Dory Streett Retired Professional 2023
Stephanie Tao International School Manila 2024
Michelle Trimpe University of Chicago 2022
Claire Wilkins German Swiss International School 2022

 

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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2021MemCom

Member Institution Term Expiration
Michelle Chow-Liu (Chair) Western Academy of Beijing 2023
Brian Bailey

University of Waterloo

2024
Carolyn Barr

Leiden University

2023
Craig Brown Shawnigan Lake School 2022
Betty Chang Western University 2023
Jennifer Cheong Crofton House School 2024
Alizee Cordes Teesside University 2023
 Simon Fitch
A Grade Consultancy
 2024
Yunxia Liao International School of Beijing 2024
Gretchen Logan QSI International
School of Astana
2022
Rebecca Lucas-Timpany Victoria Shanghai Academy 2023
Kathryn (Kate) McKeen IELTS USA 2023
Doug McQueen The American School in Japan 2024
Francis Miller Xi'an Tieyi High School International Curriculum Center 2023
Anne Payne International School of Latvia 2024
Margarita Servera TBS Business School 2022
Flor Silva Notre Dame International School-Grupo 4 EFFE S.A. 2024
Shikha Vij Step By Step School 2022
Dwayne Zamora Taipei European School 2023

 

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
Denise Nijhuis (Chair) University College Roosevelt  2022
Efua Adabie African Science Academy 2023
Nirmal Agarwal Cognix 2022
Ruba Al Fittiani American Community School Amman 2023
Sarah Blackburn Rutgers University-New Brunswick 2023
Ilaria Bossi Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore 2023
Shannon Bracken Ontario Tech University
2023
Carin D'Souza International School Hannover Region 2023
Patrick Firme UWC-USA 2023
Pamela Joos Washington International School 2022
 Stephen Lewin Griffith University   2024
John Liu UWC South East Asia, Dover Campus 2024
Yanni Liu Keystone Academy 2024
Simon Nascimento University of Chicago 2022
Tom Olang Okeyo,
Bus Tour Co-Director
International University
Pathways College (IUPC)
2023
Sara Riggs Georgia Institute of Technology 2023
Sam Wickham
ACS Cobham International School
2024

 

First Timers Committee

The First Timers Committee aims to support first-time attendees to the International ACAC conference. The Committee organizes the International ACAC First-Timer Event, held prior to every International ACAC conference.  

Member Institution Term Expiration
Ning Deng (Co-Chair)

Vanke Meisha Academy

2023
Samantha de Leon (Co-Chair)

Illinois Institute of Technology

2023
Lena Adely

Manhattanville College

2024
Stefania Corrado John Cabot University 2023
Alban Ferrieu Tanglin Trust School 2024
Samantha Fifield Boston University 2022
Jessica Guiver The University of Texas at San Antonio 2022
Jeannette Lacoss California Institute of Technology 2022
Scott Lassey International School Manila 2024
Francine Mohammed UWC Atlantic College 2023
Lindsey Rech Kyiv International School 2024
Madeline Schloss Colegio Interamericano 2024
Malissa Takacs International School of Basel 2024
Morgan Volkart Lehigh University 2023
Kylie Wright Johns Hopkins University 2023

  

Service/Special Events Committee

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
Shilpa Gupta (Co-Chair) UWC ISAK 2023
Stephanie Lord (Co-Chair) University of New Brunswick
2024
Beth Ann Burkmar George School 2023
Michelle Burlock Jakarta Intercultural School 2023
Lewis Cardenas Michigan State University 2023
Mary de Villiers University of Notre Dame 2023
John Nesbitt Duolingo English Test 2022
Erin Nicolls International School of Kuala Lumpur 2022
Anne Sjostrom Duke University 2022
Stacy Soderstrom Central Washington University 2023
Zoe Williams Tanglin Trust School 2022