A Crisis of Conscience: 1960-1969

The first national office opened in 1960 in Evanston, Illinois. Membership grew dramatically, especially among secondary schools. The ACAC Center for College Admissions, an admission clearinghouse, was the major source of the association’s revenue throughout the decade. At the 1963 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, a resolution addressing the needs of disadvantaged students passed. In 1966 members voted sweeping governance changes, and the first NACAC Assembly convened in 1967. The Association became the National Association for College Admissions Counselors in 1968. The 1969 Silver Anniversary Conference was turbulent, as vocal demands were made for affirmative action in admission and financial aid. A pivotal outcome was the NACAC Human Relations Committee. Read more.

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