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. 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 begin on July 1 and end on July 30 of the third year.  Applications for committee service open annually at the beginning of each calendar year. Committee members are selected by the appropriate Vice President and approved by the Executive Board.

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      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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Term Expiration
Ruby Bhattacharya (Chair) Barnard College 2022
Tanya Cummings The Overlake School 2022
Jennifer Dewar Duolingo English Test 2022
Lindsey Fogleman Tran University of California, San Diego 2021
Gavin Hornbuckle Victoria Shanghai Academy 2023
Eloise Hyman University of Chicago 2023
Justin Kurrass International School of Brussels 2021
Amber Longtin Michigan State University 2021
Sarah Loring de Garcia Independent Educational Consultant 2021
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 St. Thomas University 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) Providence College 2023
Anthony Adey  Acadia University 2023
Claudia Bean  Cairo American College 2023
Hao Chen Shanghai World Foreign Language Academy 2023
Ning Deng Vanke Meisha Academy 2021
Brendan Graham Northeastern University 2023
Adam Guo New Oriental Academy Jinhua 2023
Nathan Mack University of Southern California 2023
Elisabeth Marksteiner EKMEC 2022
Daniel Marschner Loyola Marymount University 2022
Jo Mattingley-Nunn British School of Bucharest 2023
Francis McIvor American International School of Mozambique 2023
Charles Pybus University of Bristol 2021
Dalia Wardany  University of California, Davis 2023
Jacob Wooden University of Denver 2022

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
Jacquelynne Modeste
The High School Attached 
to Jiangxi Normal University
Rosa Moreno-Zutautas
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School 2022
James Akaba Open Dreams 2023
Maria Carvalho University of Oregon 2022
Ikbala Catic Prva Bosnjacka Gimnazija 2023
Erick Núñez
BASIS Independent Manhattan
Marsha Oshima International School of Geneva, 
LGB Campus
Raghvendra Singh Northern Arizona University 2022
Shruti Tewari UWC South East Asia,
Dover Campus
Ankur Vohra O.P. Jindal Global University 2022
Xuejie Wang Shen Wai International School 2023



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
Barbara Chen Independent Member 2021
Lukas Devlin Dulwich College Singapore 2021
Berta Liao 'Iolani School 2023
Julie Moloney The Bolles School 2022
Sofia Sanchez Florida International University 2022
Mark Stacey
Kellett School
Cory Zimmerman Singapore American School 2023


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 
Karen Chesnut Ozkurt Yew Chung International School Shanghai 2023
Sonali Hutchison Dulwich College
Shanghai Pudong
Hope Johnson SEK International School Qatar 2022
Shanell Leggins NIST International School 2022
Patrick Love Concordia International
School Shanghai
Shannon O'Hagan University of Missouri 2022
Annie Kim Podlubny Escola Eleva 2022
Bill Russo High School Affiliated to Renmin
University of China
Claire Ruz American International School of Vilnius 2023
Erika Toren TASIS, The American
School in England


2020-2021 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
Marie Vivas (Chair)
International Baccalaureate Organization
Joyce Agyare Independent Member Member-at-Large
(Sub-Saharan Africa)
Ruby Bhattacharya
Barnard College
Executive Board Vice-President
(Canada & US)
Kristin Dreazen
Edvice London
Bylaws Author
Sherrie Huan
The University of Sydney
(Southeast Asia & Oceania)
Iris Madeira
Hill Spring International School
(South & Central Asia)
Ango Mwakisu

NYU - Abu Dhabi

(Middle East/North Africa)
Marsha Oshima International School of Geneva, 
LGB Campus
Charles Pybus
University of Bristol
Delegate to the NACAC Assembly
Charlie Wester
The International School of Macao
(East Asia)
Natalie Bitton
Lycee Francais de San Francisco
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
Beatriz Gutierrez (Chair) Texas Christian University  2023
Basirat Agboola Pearson 2021
Joyce Agyare Independent Member 2021
Christina Callahan Northwestern University 2023
Danielle Ditty Gettysburg College 2023
Kimberly Dixit The Red Pen 2021
Alexandra Feinson UWC Changshu China 2023
Bela Gligorova Nova International Schools 2023
Whitney Green Columbia University 2023
Vera Grek Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2023
Samuel Jeong Saigon South
International School

Jamie Kanki Concourse Global Enrollment, Inc. 2021
Laura Kaub Abaarso School  2021
Gregory Manne Rise 2022
Jodi Robinson University of Pennsylvania 2021
Nick Rowland The University of Edinburgh 2023
Swati Shrestha International School Bangkok 2023
Dory Streett Retired Professional 2023
Michelle Trimpe University of Chicago 2022
Claire Wilkins German Swiss International School 2022
Kubi Witten-Hannah Kamo High School 2021



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 2023
Carolyn Barr

Leiden University

Craig Brown Shawnigan Lake School 2022
Betty Chang Western University 2023
Isthier Chaudhury Trinity College 2021
Franko Cifizzari UNlS of Hanoi 2021
Alizee Cordes York St. John University 2023
Ivan Hauck Independent Member 2021
Gretchen Logan QSI International
School of Astana
Rebecca Lucas-Timpany Victoria Shanghai Academy 2023
Kathryn (Kate) McKeen IELTS USA 2023
Francis Miller Xi'an Tieyi High School International Curriculum Center 2023
Anne Payne International School of Latvia 2021
Margarita Servera TBS Business School 2022
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
Alexandra Bilan Aleka Bilan Consulting
Sarah Blackburn Rutgers University-New Brunswick 2023
Ilaria Bossi Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore 2023
Shannon Bracken Ontario Tech University
Kyndra Douglass, Bus Tour Co-Director Yew Chung International School of Shanghai, Pudong Campus 2021
Carin D'Souza International School Hannover Region 2023
Patrick Firme UWC-USA 2023
Tu Anh Gilmore Seoul Foreign School  2021
Pamela Joos Washington International School 2022
Simon Nascimento University of Chicago 2022
Tom Olang Okeyo, Bus Tour Co-Director St. Austin’s Academy 2023
Sara Riggs Georgia Institute of Technology 2023



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
Wilson Lee (Co-Chair)

Singapore American School

Samantha de Leon (Co-Chair)

Illinois Institute of Technology

Xiaofeng Cheng Ningbo Foreign Language School 2021
Stefania Corrado John Cabot University 2023
Kyle Downey Cornell University 2021
Samantha Fifield Boston University 2022
Jessica Guiver The University of Texas at San Antonio 2022
Jessica Hajee International School of Kenya 2021
Jeannette Lacoss California Institute of Technology 2022
Francine Mohammed UWC Atlantic College 2023
Morgan Volkart Lehigh University 2023
Kylie Wright Johns Hopkins University 2023



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 (Co-Chair) Rutgers University-New Brunswick 2021
Maria Santa (Co-Chair) Indiana University 2021
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
Kaitlin St. Peter University of New England 2022
Kathryn Timlin Georgetown University 2021
Zoe Williams Tanglin Trust School 2022