Arlington, VA (Sept. 29, 2018) — Jayne Caflin Fonash, director of school counseling at The Academies of Loudon (VA), was voted president-elect and two new members were elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) today at the association’s 74th National Conference in Salt Lake City.
Stefanie Niles, vice president for enrollment and communications at Ohio Wesleyan University, and a current member of the board, assumed the presidency. She is in the second year of a three-year presidential cycle.
Fonash, who has a background in mental health counseling, has worked as a school counselor for more than two decades and is a longtime member of both NACAC and the Potomac & Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling (PCACAC). She was PCACAC’s president in 2010-11 and served on NACAC’s Government Relations Committee from 2012 to 2015, earning the association’s Excellence in Government Relations Award in 2013.
Her priorities include broadening NACAC’s reach, expanding the association’s educational offerings, and championing ethical practices within the profession.
"As we continue to build diversity in our membership and leadership, we must be intentional about including those whose presence is missing and whose voices must be taken seriously,” Fonash told NACAC members earlier this year at the association’s Leadership Development Training in Louisville, Kentucky. “We must continue to strengthen NACAC's fiscal health, which enables us to build ladders of success for every child and family, and professional growth for our members.”
The two newly-elected board members are:
• Sara Brookshire, director of admissions, Brandeis University (MA)
• Stephen Pultz, assistant vice president for enrollment, University of San Diego (CA)
• Mark Steinlage, Jr., associate dean of admission at Saint Louis University (MO), will join the board for one year as a board director and coordinator of the NACAC Affiliate Presidents Council.
• Ken Redd, senior director of research and policy at the National Association of College and University Business Officers (DC), will serve a one-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 Code of Ethics and Professional Practices.
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