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 in early December and are due in mid- January, with appointments confirmed by March 1.  Terms begin on July 1 through July 31 of the third year.

View the February 2018 webinar on Member Engagement
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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 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
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
Heather Fomin The New School 2022
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  Independent Educational Consultant 2021
Laura Pacchioni Florida International University 2022
Chris Payne The University of British Columbia 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 Susquehanna University 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
Beatrice Ugolini Shanghai United International School
Gubei Secondary
2022
Dalia Wardany  University of California, Davis 2023
Jacob Wooden University of Denver 2022


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 (Chair) Independent Member 2022
James Akaba Open Dreams 2023
Maria Carvalho University of Oregon 2022
Ikbala Catic Prva bosnjacka gimnazija 2023
Evan Layne Northeastern University 2023
Christina McDade American Community School of Abu Dhabi 2022
Yamilet Medina Lopez University of Southern California 2022
Jacquelynne Modeste The High School Attached to Jiangxi Normal University 2023
Rosa Moreno-Zutautas St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School 2022
Marsha Oshima College du Leman 2023
Raghvendra Singh Northern Arizona University 2022
Shruti Tewari UWC South East Asia, Dover Campus 2022
Marie Vivas International Baccalaureate Organization 2022
Ankur Vohra O.P. Jindal Global University 2022
Xuejie Wang Shen Wai International School 2023


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  2022
Emerson Buczolits OCAD University 2023
Barbara Chen InitialView 2021
Lukas Devlin Dulwich College Singapore 2021
Berta Liao 'Iolani School 2023
Julie Moloney The Bolles School 2022
Alyson Murray Dalhousie University  2022
Sofia Sanchez Florida International University 2022
Mark Stacey International School of Brussels 2021
Cory Zimmerman Taipei American 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
Noah Dvorak British School Jakarta 2023
Sonali Hutchison Dulwich College
Shanghai Pudong
2022
Hope Johnson SEK International School Qatar 2022
Shanell Leggins NIST International School 2022
Patrick Love Concordia International
School Shanghai
2022
Shannon O'Hagan University of Missouri 2022
Annie Kim Podlubny MaiaLearning 2022
Bill Russo High School Affiliated to Renmin
University of China
2022
Claire Ruz American International School of Vilnius 2023
Erika Toren TASIS, The American
School in England
2021


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

2021
Jamie Kanki Concourse Global Enrollment, Inc. 2021
Laura Kaub Abaarso School  2021
Gregory Manne Dartmouth College 2022
Jodi Robinson University of Pennsylvania 2021
Nick Rowland The University of Edinburgh 2023
Swati Shrestha Woodstock School 2023
Dory Streett Retired Professional 2023
Michelle Trimpe University of Chicago 2022
Claire Wilkins Independent Member 2022
Kubi Witten-Hannah Mount Albert Grammar 2021

 

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 2023
Carolyn Barr

Leiden University

2023
Craig Brown Shawnigan Lake School 2022
Betty Chang Western University 2023
Isthier Chaudhury University of Rochester 2021
Franko Cifizzari UNlS of Hanoi 2021
Alizee Cordes York St. John University 2023
Christine Grover Metropolitan School of Panama 2021
Ivan Hauck The American School in London 2021
Min Lee Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies 2023
Gretchen Logan QSI International
School of Astana
2022
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
2021
Sarah Blackburn Rutgers University-New Brunswick 2023
Ilaria Bossi Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore 2023
Shannon Bracken Ontario Tech University
2023
Bernadette Condesso Graded - The American School of Sao Paulo 2022
Kyndra Douglass, Bus Tour Co-Director Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong 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

 

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
Wilson Lee (Co-Chair)

Singapore American School

2021
Alex Tom (Co-Chair)

Marist College

2022
Xiaofeng Cheng Ningbo Foreign Language School 2021
Stefania Corrado John Cabot University 2023
Samantha de Leon Illinois Institute of Technology 2023
Patrick Desbarats UWC South East Asia, East Campus 2020
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

  

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 (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
Henry Chambers Independent Member 2022
Mary de Villiers University of Notre Dame 2023
Michael Durant New York University 2023
Melissa Johnson-Schnyder American International School of Johannesburg 2023
John Nesbitt Duolingo English Test 2022
Erin Nicolls International School of Kuala Lumpur 2022
Rosalie Saladzius Santa Clara University 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