CEO Search

NACAC CEO Joyce E. Smith will retire in summer 2020. NACAC President-elect Jayne Fonash is chairing the nationwide search for Smith’s successor, assisted by executive search firm Russell Reynolds.

CEO Position Specification

The chief executive officer (CEO) will provide leadership and vision to strengthen NACAC.

Search Committee

NACAC gathered together a diverse group of members and stakeholders to serve on the search committee.


Answers to your frequently asked questions about NACAC's CEO search process.

Latest News

The Board of Directors for the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has named a 15-person committee to lead the search for the organization’s next chief executive officer. Read More
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) today announced the pending retirement of CEO Joyce E. Smith after 30 years of service to the association and 44 years in the college admission profession. Read More
Selecting the next CEO of NACAC is a critically important endeavor. Review the search timeline. Learn More
The search committee has extended the date by which applications must be submitted to Sunday, Dec. 15. Read More