Compromise and Innovation: The 1990s

NACAC conference sessions and Assembly deliberations during the 1990s were largely centered on debate over member institutional prerogatives versus students’ needs. The SPGP was amended to reflect compromises on standards regarding need-blind admission and merit vs. need-based aid, but May 1 was affirmed as the uniform reply date. In 1991 Regina Manley became the first African-American elected to serve as NACAC president. In June of 1992, NACAC purchased and dedicated its own building in Alexandria, Virginia. A 1995 name change to the National Association for College Admission Counseling reflected the growing diversity of roles of association members. The NACAC Listserv created instant member interaction in 1996. Read more.

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