National Standing and Special Committees

National standing committees, special advisory committees, and commissions are an important part of NACAC’s leadership structure and are vital to its success. Members lend their expertise to the issues, programs, and governance that keep the association current and strategic in serving its members, the profession, and students.

Each of the three standing committees typically include seven NACAC voting members who are selected and approved by the Board of Directors to serve up to a three-year term. Committee chairs serve up to a two-year term.

Special advisory committees and commissions, by contrast, are convened to address specific tasks within a defined timeline.

Current Committees

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  • Admission Practices

    The Admission Practices Committee reviews and recommends amendments to NACAC's Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission and related documents to the Assembly.

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  • Finance

    Reviewing financial and budgetary policies and issues, and the annual budget.

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  • Governance and Nominating

    Overseeing the governance process to ensure that all governing documents of the National Association and its affiliates comply with the NACAC Bylaws.

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Ad Hoc Committees

Commission on Redesigning College Admission and Financial Aid Through a Racial Equity Lens

The commission will develop specific proposals for reimagining financial aid and college admission systems and ultimately eliminating racial inequity in postsecondary educational access.

Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Restructuring

The focus of the ad hoc committee’s work is to develop recommendations for a new governance model and a roadmap for implementation of the recommended changes.

Ad Hoc Committee on Leadership in College Admission

The Ad Hoc Committee on Leadership in College Admission is charged with tackling core questions to help strengthen the profession.