The Big Move: 1980-89

By the beginning of the 1980s NACAC had established a DC satellite office and was active in federal advocacy. The Annual Leadership (later Legislative) Conference in Washington saw leaders testifying on Capitol Hill. In 1984 voting membership was granted to independent counselors. Growing concern over college athletics led to NACAC’s publication of the High School Planning Guide for College-Bound Athletes in 1984. In 1985, CollegeLine was launched, a national service providing in-depth information to students on member colleges. The 1985 Assembly made a final decision that NACAC would relocate and, in 1987, NACAC made the move to the nation’s capital, opening an office in Alexandria, Virginia. Read more.

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