The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 13,000 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.

A member-directed organization, NACAC is governed by its voting members; an Assembly of delegates elected by voting members in NACAC’s state and regional affiliates; and an elected Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors sets the strategic direction for NACAC. Additionally, 10 standing committees, ad hoc committees, and an Affiliate Presidents Council lend their expertise and experience to the issues, programs and governance that keep the association vibrant in its service to members, the profession, and students.

As of September 30, 2021, WACAC has the following members serving on four NACAC Ad-Hoc Committees:

Engaging Public High School Counselors

  • Candice Mackey, Chair
  • Priscilla Grijalva
  • Erin Kim
  • Margarita Landeros
  • Lynda McGee

Serving Next Generation College Counseling and Admission Professionals

  • Josue Castellon
  • Nikki Chun
  • Julio Mata
  • Ashley Pallie
  • Ariana Pistorino
  • Brian K. Smith

Developing Programs and Services for College Counseling and Admission Professionals at Rural and Small-Town Schools and Colleges

  • Leticia Garay

Reimagining the NACAC/Affiliate Partnership

  • Lauren Cook
  • Matt Lane
  • Daniel Marschner

The 23 NACAC affiliate organizations “share a common mission to serve and support the needs of the admission counseling professionals and the students they serve.”

For information about NACAC and to learn about the benefits of becoming a member, please visit their website.