Reimagining the NACAC-Affiliate Partnership

The Ad Hoc Committee on Reimagining the NACAC-Affiliate Partnership will develop recommendations for redesigning the relationship between NACAC and its affiliates, clarifying their respective roles, and discovering new ways for the organizations to pursue mutually beneficial goals. The recommendations will identify ways to complement one another's efforts, grow their respective memberships, and share resources.

The committee’s recommendations will:

  • Explore the relationship between the organizations, as well as the benefits of members belonging to both

  • Suggest ways to enhance efforts to serve their respective members, students, families, and the profession

  • Define the separate and distinct governance roles for NACAC and for the affiliates

  • Suggest a new role for the Assembly that provides strategic advice and feedback to NACAC and provides a meaningful, high-quality leadership experience for delegates

  • Strengthen NACAC’s and the affiliates’ capabilities to offer programs of professional development, advocacy, knowledge, ethics, professional practice, networking, and service

  • Provide a framework for working together on various strategic initiatives

  • Define NACAC’s and the affiliates’ common goals

  • Determine the kinds of formal agreements needed between NACAC and the affiliates

  • Determine bylaw amendments that will be necessary to enact any approved recommendations

The group’s work will be informed by research and consultation on best practices by other national higher education associations. An outside firm will help lead and facilitate the work of the committee.


Committee members

Mark Steinlage, Jr. (chair)
NACAC Board Member
Associate Dean of Admission, Saint Louis University (MO)

Additional members to be announced in May.


Staff liaisons

John McGrath
Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Heather McGhee
Assistant Director of Governance

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