NACAC Chooses President-Elect and New Board Members for 2017-18

Shanda Ivory

Arlington, VA (Sept. 18, 2017) — Stefanie Niles, vice president for enrollment management at Dickinson College (PA), was voted president-elect and three new members were elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Saturday at the association’s 73rd National Conference in Boston.

David Burge, vice president of enrollment management at George Mason University (VA) and a current member of the board, assumed the presidency. He is in the second year of a three-year presidential cycle.

Niles has worked in the admission profession for two decades. She has previously served on NACAC’s Current Trends and Future Issues Committee as well as the National College Fairs Committee and Affiliate Presidents Council. Throughout her career, Niles has been an active in three different state and regional NACAC affiliates. In 2016, Niles served as a faculty member for the Pennsylvania’s Association for College Admission Counseling’s Enrollment Management Institute.

One of her priorities will be college affordability.

“NACAC has the opportunity to assume a critical role addressing college affordability by helping enrollment leaders guide their institutions to examine best practices and new opportunities, and by supporting college counselors in the important work of aiding families as they plan for their students’ educational futures,” said Niles, who has also pledged to address the needs of undocumented and international students during her time on the board. “I am heavily invested in this essential work, and relish the chance to serve our membership and advance these efforts as president-elect.”

The three newly-elected board members are:
• Derek DuBose, senior assistant director, The Ohio State University
• Ffiona Rees, senior associate director, evaluation and international admission, University of California, Los Angeles
• Elise Rodriguez, co-director of college counseling, The Dalton School (NY)

In addition:
• Sherri Geller, co-director of college counseling at Gann Academy (MA), will join the board for one year as a board director and coordinator of the NACAC Affiliate Presidents Council.
• Jacques Steinberg, senior vice president for higher education and communications at Say Yes to Education (NY), will serve a three-year term on the board. He was appointed by NACAC’s Board of Directors.

NACAC is governed by an Assembly of delegates elected by voting members in the association's state and regional affiliates, and by the Board of Directors, which sets the strategic direction for the organization.


The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of nearly 16,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. NACAC is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the association's Statement of Principles of Good Practice: NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices.

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