Serving Next Generation College Counseling and Admission Professionals

The Ad Hoc Committee on Serving Next Generation College Counseling and Admission Professionals will develop recommendations for programs and services to attract, serve, and maintain the newest members of the college counseling and admission profession.

The committee will obtain feedback from NACAC leaders and members, including members who are in their first five years in the profession, and will consult relevant research in order to develop recommendations for services and resources specifically aimed at newly employed counseling and admission staff.

The recommendations will address topics such as:

  • Effective onboarding programs

  • Relevant professional development

  • Networking opportunities

  • Mentoring programs

  • Approaches for promoting diversity and equity

  • Best ways to attract non-members to consider membership in NACAC

  • Communications and software applications for engagement and information sharing

  • Information on career advancement and pathways


Committee members

Emma Adebayo (co-chair)
Augustana College (IL)

Julie Chapman (co-chair)
Vanderbilt University (TN)


Kate Beck
NYC iSchool (NY)

Jose Bolivar
Houston Independent School District (TX)

Allyson Brown
Furman University (SC)

Brandon Bruan
Pacific Lutheran University (WA)

Josue Castellon
Foundation for a College Education (CA)

Nikki Chun
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Germel Clarke
US Naval Academy (MD)

Brandon Curry
Indiana University Fort Wayne

Maria Della Bella
Spalding University (KY)

Derrick Kang
Mid Pacific Institute (HI)

Ebony Lovette
Whitefield Academy (GA)

Yuchen Lu
Peking University Experimental School (China)

Julio Mata
Francis Parker School (CA)

Bruce Neimeyer
Global College Search Associates, LLC (MD)

Ashley Pallie
Pomona College (CA)

Ariana Pistorino
University of San Francisco (CA)

Brian Smith
Marlborough School (CA)

Debra Taylor
College Ready, LLC (OH)

Staff liaisons

Melissa Clinedinst
Director of Research

Sophia Chaale
Senior Instructional Designer

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