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 moving forward as it considers ways to reinvent the college admission process with an emphasis on accessible, equitable, and affordable postsecondary education. Contact the committee.


Angel Perez, Chair
Trinity College (CT)

Ken Anselment
Lawrence University (WI)

Jon Boeckenstedt
Oregon State University

Rick Clark
Georgia Institute of Technology

Rafael Figueroa
Albuquerque Academy (NM)

Marquita Guzman
Portland Public Schools (OR)

Amy Jarich
University of California - Berkeley

Cassie Magesis
The Urban Assembly (NY)

Janet Marling
National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (GA)

Katy Murphy
Ballarmine College Preparatory (CA)

Ffiona Rees
University of California - Los Angeles

Tevera Smith

Mitchell Thompson
Scarsdale High School (NY)

Kimberly Urenda
Shawnee Mission West High School (KS)


Committee Updates

March 2020

The Ad Hoc Committee on Leadership in College Admission met February 24-25 at the NACAC offices to discuss future directions for the association and the profession on a range of pressing issues.

More than 550 NACAC members submitted feedback to help inform the committee’s discussion. While comments spanned the range of issues and perspectives, several themes emerged from the analysis, including, but not limited to, a continued emphasis on good/best practice, the importance of transparency in college admission and in association processes, and the desire for a strong voice on behalf of college admission counseling professionals in an uncertain environment.

Work continues into a second phase, where the committee will identify and articulate strategic drivers that will form the basis of recommendations to the board. Thank you for your feedback, and look forward to more updates in the near future.


Ad Hoc Committee on Leadership in College Admission

Committee members met in Arlington, VA to discuss future directions for the association. Front row: Janet Marling, Angel Perez (chair), Cassie Magesis, and Marquita Guzman. Back row: Jon Boeckendstedt, Ralph Figueroa, Katy Murphy, Mitchell Thompson, Ffiona Rees, Amy Jarich, Tevera Smith, and Rick Clark. Committee members unable to attend in person: Ken Anselment and Kimberly Urenda.

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