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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      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
Renee Bowling Woodstock School 2020
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
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  Independent Educational Consultant 2021
Laura Pacchioni Florida International University 2022
Chris Payne The University of British Columbia 2022
Brian Stelbotsky Boise State University 2022

 
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
Jorge Delgado Brandeis University 2020
Ning Deng Vanke Meisha Academy 2021
Tina Forbush Singapore American School 2020
Jessica Johnston Scripps College 2020
Kara Madden Madden Educational Consulting 2020
Elisabeth Marksteiner EKMEC 2022
Daniel Marschner Loyola Marymount University 2022
Charles Pybus University of Bristol 2021
Anne Richardson  The American School in London 2020
Jennifer Tassell International School of Panama 2020
Beatrice Ugolini Shanghai United International School
Gubei Campus
2022
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
Dean Mendes (Co-Chair 2019-22) Williams College 2022
Erick Núñez (Co-Chair 2019-20) Marymount School of New York 2022
Maria Carvalho University of Oregon 2022
Christina McDade American Community School of Abu Dhabi 2022
Yamilet Medina Lopez University of Southern California 2022
Rosa Moreno-Zutautas St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School 2022
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


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
Stephanie Barker Cairo American College 2020
Barbara Chen InitialView 2021
Aidan Crowley Saint Joseph's Institution
International School
2020
Lukas Devlin Dulwich College Singapore 2021
Erick Hyde English Language Programs,
University of Pennsylvania
2020
Julie Moloney The Bolles School 2022
Alyson Murray Dalhousie University  2022
Sofia Sanchez Florida International University 2022
Mark Stacey International School of Brussels 2021
Elizabeth Zeller Leiden University College 2022



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
Bryce Benton Denison University 2020
Sonali Hutchison Dulwich College
Shanghai Pudong
2022
Hope Johnson SEK International School Qatar 2022
Shanell Leggins KIS International School 2022
Patrick Love Concordia International
School Shanghai
2022
Shannon O'Hagan University of Missouri 2022
Annie Kim Podlubny Escola Eleva 2022
William Russo RDFZ Chaoyang Branch School 2022
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.
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To serve for 2020 elections:

Member Institution
Aaron Andersen (Chair)
The University of British Columbia
Claudia Botero Marymount School Medellin
Kristin Dreazen Edvice London
Johanna Fishbein UWC South East Asia, Dover Campus
Joe Giacalone Marist College
Sherrie Huan The University of Sydney
Joey Kirk University of Glasgow
Marcela Mejia-Martinez Chapman University
Dean Mendes Williams College
Angolwisye Mwakisu Jacobs University Bremen  
Kathleen Schultz Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong


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
Christopher Flores Hamilton College 2020
Bela Gligorova Nova International Schools 2020
Beatriz Gutierrez Texas Christian University 2020
Samuel Jeong UWC Changshu China 2021
Jamie Kanki Concourse Global Enrollment, Inc. 2021
Laura Kaub Nova Pioneer Schools 2021
Gao-Sutthichok Linprasert TeamAce  2020
Gregory Manne Dartmouth College 2022
Harvey Miller UWC Costa Rica 2020
Jodi Robinson University of Pennsylvania 2021
Swati Shrestha Woodstock School 2020
Michelle Trimpe University of Chicago 2022
Marie Whalen Whitworth University 2020
Claire Wilkins Temple University 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 2020
Susana Aguilar de Urruela APDE Schools Guatemala 2020
Craig Brown Shawnigan Lake School 2022
Isthier Chaudhury University of Rochester 2021
Franko Cifizzari United Nations International School of Hanoi 2021
Christine Grover Metropolitan School of Panama 2021
Ivan Hauck The American School in London 2021
Bo Liu Michigan State University 2020
Gretchen Logan QSI International
School of Dongguan
2022
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
Margarita Servera Toulouse Business School 2022
Shikha Vij Step by Step School 2022

 

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
Nirmal Agarwal Cognix 2022
Victoria Bauza The British Schools 2020
Alexandra Bilan Jakarta Intercultural School 2021
Natalie Bitton Lycee Francais de San Francisco (LFSF) 2020
Shannon Bracken University of Ontario Institute of Technology 2020
Jennifer Cheong, Bus Tour Co-Director Shawnigan Lake School 2020
Bernadette Condesso Graded - The American School of Sao Paulo 2022
Kyndra Douglass, Bus Tour Co-Director Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong 2021
Tu Anh Gilmore Seoul Foreign School  2021
Brendan Graham Northeastern University 2020
Pamela Joos Washington International School 2022
Simon Nascimento University of Chicago 2022
Sara Riggs Georgia Institute of Technology 2020

 

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
Samantha de Leon Illinois Institute of Technology 2020
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 The American School of Kinshasa 2021
Jeannette Lacoss California Institute of Technology 2022
Donna Preston Hillel Academy 2020
Amy Thompson International School Ho Chi Minh City 2020

  

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
Claudia Botero Marymount School Medellin 2020
Jonathan Cao-Nguyen University of California, Los Angeles 2020
Henry Chambers Middle Tennessee State University 2022
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
Kaitlin St. Peter University of New England 2022
Kathryn Timlin Georgetown University 2021
Zoe Williams Tanglin Trust School 2022