Current Trends and Future Issues

The Committee on Current Trends and Future Issues annually reviews trends in counseling, college admission, and enrollment management and provides guidance and support in developing appropriate and timely programs to address these issues. Contact this committee


Brenda Poznanski, Chair
Bishop Guertin High School (NH) ​​ 

Emma Adebayo
Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Kevin Ensor
New Mexico Highlands University (NM)

Christie Franken
Eastview High School - Independent School District 196 (MN)

Robyn Lady
Chantilly High School (VA​)

Sacha Thieme
Indiana University Bloomington


Committee Update 2020

Discussions Center on CEPP, Rural College Access, and Mental Health

The NACAC Current Trends and Future Issues Committee met on March 6-7, 2020, at the NACAC office to discuss three significant topics facing the association.

First, the committee discussed ways in which the association, building on the work of the NACAC Rural and Small Town SIG, can promote greater awareness of barriers faced by rural schools, counselors, and students, and more resources to help college admission counseling professionals serve rural students. Second, the committee discussed future professional needs of college admission counselors in light of a changing environment and changes to our CEPP in the wake of the US Department of Justice investigation. Finally, the committee discussed ways to promote resources to assist college admission counseling professionals learn more about students’ mental health challenges in the transition to postsecondary education, as well as ways to promote good practice in the interest of students’ well-being.

The committee will work with the association leadership and staff to integrate their recommendations into future association activities.


Current Trends and Future Issues Committee

Committee members met in Arlington, VA to discuss important issues for the association. Sacha Thieme Arterberry, Emma Adebayo, Brenda Poznanski (chair), Chris Franken, Kevin Ensor, and Robyn Lady. 

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