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College Fairs and Debate: 1970-79

Dwindling income for the College Admission Center had caused a financial crisis for the association in the late 1960s. 1972 saw the advent of the first NACAC College Fairs, an innovation that became pivotal to NACAC’s financial solvency. But deliberations regarding a move from the Midwest to Washington, DC, to assume an advocacy role of national prominence, became the pivotal issue of the 1970s. The August 1977 Newsletter included 16 pages of pros and cons regarding a move to DC. A survey of 1,780 members saw an almost equally divided membership (454 to 414) favoring the move. Debate continued throughout the decade. Read more.

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