Ad Hoc Committee to Identify DEI Hiring Best Practices in College Admission Counseling Professional Settings

Efforts to document established and promising practices within college admission and school counseling/college advising professional settings are relatively sparse.

This committee is charged with:

  1. Documenting DEI hiring best practices;
  2. Building a foundation of research, best practices, and existing standards upon which NACAC can build a body of knowledge and/or toolkit for the future;
  3. Providing recommendations to NACAC and its member institutions for adoption of DEI hiring best practices.

Committee Memners

Committee Co-Chairs

Matt Ogawa
Oregon Health Science University

Genesis Meaderds
Eastern Oregon University


Adaeze Ogunedo
Smith College (MA)

Aric Fulton
KIPP DC Public Schools (Washington DC)

Benjamin Lah
St. Margaret’s Episcopal School (CA)

Brandon Mack
To The Top Education Group (VA)

Davinci Wallace
Milwaukee School of Engineering (WI)

Dianne Hurtado
Northern Arizona University

Gregory Garcia
Denison University (OH)

Heidi Maddess
The University of British Columbia (Canada)

Holly Buttrey
Carleton College (MN)

Kristin Austin
Rewriting the Code (PA)

Martha Pitts
St. Andrews School (DE)

Oren Iosepovici
Scarsdale High School (NY)

Savannah Miller
Johns Hopkins University (MD)

Staci Pennington
The University of Tulsa (OK)

Committee Demographics

Race and Ethnicity

Institution Type