Committees

Interested in contributing to International ACAC, but not sure where to start?
Much of the work of International ACAC is carried out by members of the Executive Board.
There are, however, nine Standing Committees that also do work for the association,
and volunteering to serve on one of them is a great place to start!

  • Committee terms begin on July 1 and end on July 31 of the third year.
  • Applications for committee service open annually in December for the following year.
  • Committee members are selected by the appropriate Vice President and approved by the Executive Board.

2022 Committee Applications are now closed.
Thank you to all who applied!
 

Watch the November 30 Member Engagement Webinar here.


      Standing Committees

 

      Conference Support Committees


Admissions Practices

The Admissions Practices (AP) Committee is responsible for proactively educating International ACAC members and the larger community about NACAC’s Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission and International ACAC Board Policies. The AP Committee works closely with the NACAC AP Committee and staff.  
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Member

Institution

Term Expiration

Ruby Bhattacharya (Chair)

Barnard College

2025

Reida Baghdadi

King's Academy

2025

Tanya Cummings

St. John's School

2025

Angela Dunnham

Shrewsbury International School

2024

Lindsey Fogleman Tran

University of California,
San Diego

2024

Becky Halvorson

Pearson College UWC

2024

Gavin Hornbuckle

Victoria Shanghai Academy

2023

Eloise Hyman

University of Chicago

2023

Chantelle Jackson-Boothby

Canadian International School of Hong Kong

2024

Ramie Jacobson 

UWC South East Asia,
Dover Campus

2025

Katie Korhonen 

New York University

2025

Amber Longtin

Michigan State University

2024

Frank Mcclary

University of South Carolina - Columbia

2025

Chris Payne

Collingwood School

2025

Veronica Regalado Vergara

Athens College -
Psychico College

2025

Lauren Sefton 

Rhodes College

2025

Sudarshana Shukla 

Cathedral & John
Connon School

2023

Jo Turner 

University College London (UCL)

2025

Camila Vasquez

New Brunswick College of
Craft & Design

2023

Nan Zhang

WLSA Shanghai Academy

2023

 
Advocacy & Outreach

The Advocacy and Outreach Committee informs members on issues of concern regarding education and college access initiatives at both the national and international level. The Committee is responsible for supporting the Vice President in his/her work in conjunction with the Presidential Team in research on and identification of viable sites for the International ACAC Regional Institutes; assisting at regional lunches and updates at the annual conference; monitoring legislative issues at the local; national and international level and informs the membership about these concerns; and serving as an information source for legislators about the transition from high school to university.  
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Member Institution         Term Expiration       
Daniel Marschner (Chair) Loyola Marymount University  2023
Anthony Adey  Acadia University 2023
Claudia Bean  Cairo American College 2023
Hao Chen Shanghai World 
Foreign Language Academy
2023
Ning Deng Vanke Meisha Academy 2023
Brendan Graham Northeastern University 2023
Adam Guo Moonshot Academy 2023
Jo Mattingley-Nunn Dulwich College Singapore 2023
Francis McIvor American International School
of Mozambique
2023
Anne Richardson The American School in London 2024
Kate Strittmatter Pierce College 2024
Dalia Wardany  University of California, Davis 2023

 

Communications 

The role of the Communications Committee is to create opportunities for engagement and facilitate communication from International ACAC to its members and between members themselves. Individual Communication Committee members are expected to contribute in the following ways: Create, host, and/or support preparation of web content, online events, and initiatives; Monitor, moderate, and contribute to social media channels; Actively participate in committee meetings and email discussions.

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Member Institution  Term Expiration 
Alyson Murray (Chair) Dalhousie University   2025
Emerson Buczolits OCAD University 2023
Valery Cooper Avenues: The World School 2025
Lukas Devlin Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong 2024
Catherine Huang Cialfo 2024
Berta Liao 'Iolani School 2023
Kimberly Lord Vassar College 2025
Ben O'Brien Western Academy of Beijing 2024
Jessica Strong
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
2025
Jenny Tassell
International School of Panama
2024
Phillip Wenturine GEMS Dubai American Academy 2025
Cory Zimmerman Singapore American School 2023

   

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee became a standing committee in 2021. The committee examines matters of difference and equity within International ACAC for the purpose of creating an inclusive community that captures the variety inherent in our membership and opening pathways for more meaningful participation of General, Committee, and Executive Board members.

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Member Institution Term Expiration
Isthier Chaudhury (Chair) Trinity College 2024
James Akaba Open Dreams 2023
Akua Asare Anim University of Waterloo 2025
Rabi Prasad Baral Retired Professional 2025
Ikbala Catic Prva Bosnjacka Gimnazija 2023
Kim Cheah Stamford American International School, Singapore 2025
Irena Filkova Nova International Schools 2025
Yik Kun Heng International School of
Nido De Aguilas
2024
Sonali Hutchison
Taipei American School
2025
Umair Khan
EdPrograms
2025
Aileen Lee
Affiliated High School of Peking University
2025
Andrea Maldonado
National Student
Leadership Conference
2024
Jacquelynne Modeste
RDF International School
2023
Ango Paul Mwakisu NYU Abu Dhabi 2025
Diana Navarro Porta Sophia International Educational Services 2025
Dejana Petricic Berlin Metropolitan School 2024
Keino Purcell Northeastern University 2025
Shailaja Raghavendra Kunskapsskolan
International School
2025
Nicole Ribeiro Colegio Planck 2024
Janan Sabeh Graded - The American School of Sao Paulo 2025
Hoi Ting Sin Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott Campus 2025
Lauren Steed Nomad Educational Services 2025
Shikha Vij Step By Step School 2025
Xuejie Wang Shen Wai International School 2023

 

Finance

The Finance Committee reviews financial matters and advises the Executive Board on opportunities to create and manage matters relating to sponsorships, advertising, scholarship funds, and conference exhibitors.
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Member Institution Term Expiration
Shilpa Gupta (Chair) UWC ISAK Japan  2025
Karen Chesnut Ozkurt Yew Chung International School Shanghai 2023
Danika Pierce
Saint Joseph's
Institution International
2024
Claire Ruz American International School of Vilnius 2023
Xue Yan Vassar College 2024

 

2022-2023 Governance & Nominating Committee (GNC)

The Governance and Nominating Committee (GNC) is responsible for reviewing all governing documents, related policies, and recommended amendments. The committee shall review eligibility for Delegates to the NACAC Assembly and officers and forward a slate of nominees for annual elections. The GNC will verify the veracity of election results. All reports will be presented to the Executive Board for approval.
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Member Institution Representation/Region
Natalie Bitton (Chair)
Lycee Francais de San Francisco
Past-President
Robert Branigan Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University  Member-at-Large
(Canada & US)
Marco Dinovelli
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Delegate to the NACAC Assembly
(Canada & US)
Michelle Flood
North London Collegiate
School Singapore
Member-at-Large
(Southeast Asia & Oceania)
Stephen Lewin
Griffith University
Member-at-Large
(Southeast Asia & Oceania)
Jimmy Lin

Independent Member

Member-at-Large
(East Asia)
Denise Nijhuis University College Roosevelt Executive Board VP (Europe)
Celina Revoredo
Educa
Member-at-Large
(South America)
Kristoffer Toribio
Orange Coast College
President, Ex Officio
(Canada & US)
Kimberly White
Ringling School of Art & Design
Member-at-Large
(Canada & US)

 

Inclusion, Access, & Success

The Inclusion, Access and Success Committee advances the association’s commitment to inclusion for underserved students and the educational professionals who guide them. The Committee coordinates the Scholarship Program; encourages IAS-related session proposals for the annual conference; and collects and distributes resources that promote international student access and mobility. 
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Member Institution Term Expiration
Michelle Trimpe (Chair)  University of Chicago  2023
Joyce Agyare Independent Member 2024
Jacqui Brelsford British International School
of Phuket
2024
Christina Callahan Northwestern University 2023
Claire Canning Queen Mary University of London 2024
Danielle Ditty Gettysburg College 2023
Alexandra Feinson UWC Changshu China 2023
Bela Gligorova Nova International Schools 2023
Whitney Green Columbia University 2023
Vera Grek Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2023
Malin Halladay Aladlouni
Cranbrook Kingswood
Upper School
2024
Samuel Jeong Saigon South
International School
2024
Liam McCartney Boston University 2024
Zehra Ratani Rice University 2024
Swati Shrestha International School Bangkok 2023
Erin Slocum Tanglin Trust School 2024
Dory Streett Retired Professional 2023
Stephanie Tao International School Manila 2024

 

Membership

The Membership Committee is responsible for membership retention, outreach to potential new members, and managing the application and approval process for those new to the organization. The Membership Committee is tasked with developing and upholding the policies and guidelines that dictate which individuals and organizations can and should be represented in International ACAC.
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2021MemCom

Member Institution Term Expiration
Kate McKeen (Chair) IELTS USA 2023
Juan Arellano 

NYU London  

2025
Brian Bailey

University of Waterloo

2024
Carolyn Barr

Leiden University

2023
Craig Brown Shawnigan Lake School   2025
Betty Chang Western University 2023
Jennifer Cheong Crofton House School 2024
Alizee Cordes Teesside University 2023
Karen Dancy 
Ontario Tech University
2025
Darren Drabek 
Skidmore College
2025
Simon Fitch
Malvern International
 2024
Alana Green Concordia University 2025
Rebecca Hansen Northern Kentucky University   2025
Sarah Hough Trent College 2025
Danielle Jakob United Nations International School 2025
Karen J'bari McGill University 2025
Marion Kinder Nagoya University 2025
Yunxia Liao International School of Beijing 2024
Sarah Loring de Garcia Sarah Loring de Garcia,
Certified Educational Planner
2025
Rebecca Lucas-Timpany Victoria Shanghai Academy 2023
Elitah Mainza Independent Member 2025
Doug McQueen The American School in Japan 2024
Francis Miller Xi'an Tieyi High School
International Curriculum Center
2023
Yeon-Keong (Pearl) Noh Nanjing International School 2025
Andrew Palmer Dulwich College Suzhou 2025
Anne Payne International School of Latvia 2024
Margarita Servera TBS Education 2025
Flor Silva Notre Dame International School-
Grupo 4 EFFE S.A.
2024
Seray Teleke  University of California, Los Angeles 2024
Dahlia Younan Ryerson University 2025
Dwayne Zamora Taipei European School 2023

 

Professional Development

The PD Committee works to hear the needs and concerns of the International ACAC membership in regards to its professional development priorities. We work on the development, implementation and evaluation of the professional development for all members with special attention to the International ACAC Institute 2-day pre-conference, Regional Institutes, the summer conference, Webinar Wednesdays, and the International ACAC Counselor Bus Tour.  The Committee also works year round on special projects related to professional development for International ACAC and at times in collaboration with NACAC and other affiliate memberships.
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Member Institution Term Expiration
Marsha Oshima (Chair) International School of Geneva/Ecolint  2025
Ruba Al Fittiani American Community School Amman 2023
Buket Ayaz Deira International School 2025
Sarah Blackburn Rutgers University-New Brunswick 2023
Ilaria Bossi Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore 2023
Shannon Bracken Ontario Tech University
2023
Carin D'Souza International School Hannover Region 2023
Patrick Firme UWC-USA 2024
 Stephen Lewin Griffith University   2024
John Liu UWC South East Asia, Dover Campus 2024
Yanni Liu Keystone Academy 2024
Jeffrey Neill Graded - The American School
of São Paulo
2025
Tom Olang Okeyo
International University
Pathways College (IUPC)
2023
Kristen Pantazes University of Pennsylvania 2025
Sara Riggs Georgia Institute of Technology 2023
Manju Sharma
B D Somani International School
2025
Sam Wickham
ACS Cobham International School
2024

 

First-Timers Committee

The First-Timers Committee aims to support first-time attendees to the International ACAC Conference. The Committee organizes the International ACAC First-Timer event, held prior to every International ACAC Conference.  

Member Institution Term Expiration
Ning Deng (Co-Chair)

Vanke Meisha Academy

2023
Lena Adely

Sarah Lawrence College

2024
Asil Al-Shammari Halcyon London International School 2025
Luisa Duarte-Silva Ashinaga 2025
Bobbe Fernando New York University 2025
Alban Ferrieu Tanglin Trust School 2024
Scott Lassey International School Manila 2024
Stephanie Lord University of New Brunswick 2025
Megan Mankerian-Stem Creighton University 2025
Francine Mohammed UWC Atlantic College 2023
Ango Paul Mwakisu NYU Abu Dhabi 2025
Lindsey Rech Kyiv International School 2024
Madeline Schloss Colegio Interamericano 2024
Iss-Haq Suleman Wise 360 Educational Consult 2025
Malissa Takacs Tanglin Trust School 2024
Martha Torres Reina Santiago Christian Academy 2025
Morgan Volkart Lehigh University 2023

  

Special Events Committee

We are responsible for the fund-raising activities. This includes the Annual Conference Raffle, along with our 5K Run/Walk.  
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Member Institution Term Expiration
Shilpa Gupta (Co-Chair) UWC ISAK 2023
Stephanie Lord (Co-Chair) University of New Brunswick
2024
Megan Buckley University of Denver 2025
Beth Ann Burkmar George School 2023
Michelle Burlock Jakarta Intercultural School 2023
Lewis Cardenas EducationUSA REAC,
South Asia
2023
Mary de Villiers University of Notre Dame 2023
Brandy Fransen Rollins College 2025
Jason Smith UES Education 2025
Stacy Soderstrom Central Washington University 2023
Iss-Haq Suleman Wise 360 Educational Consult 2025