Reflections on Voices for Access

We did it. We all came together on our computer screens from all over the country (though mostly from California and Nevada) and shared our experiences with each other in our sessions, seminars, and yes, even the socials. You joined …

The New Normal

I write this on Monday, November 4 from a Bay Area beginning to recover from devastating fires, power outages, and school closures. In the two weeks – across California – we’ve seen campuses dramatically evacuated and homes lost for the …

Presidential Pontifications: Welcome, Lauren!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 Academic Year! I’m honored to serve as your WACAC President, especially during such a crucial moment for our profession. I believe that Western has a role to play in restoring public confidence in the admission process, …
Presidential Pontifications: Welcome, Sonia!

Presidential Pontifications: Welcome, Sonia!

I prepped for this moment 18 years ago when I finished my last day of my internship certain that I was ready to jump into the college counseling world. HA! Now more than ever; I am a firm believer that …
Presidential Pontifications:

Presidential Pontifications:

I returned from the NACAC conference in Columbus, OH last night.  I find myself completely energized by the conversations that I heard and inspired by the work of my colleagues being done around the world.  It felt like everything was …
Presidential Pontifications:

Presidential Pontifications: Welcome, Jeff!

This may not be an appropriate way to start my first presidential blog.  It might be better to trend toward a pep talk with a #squadgoals. However, we are amongst friends and so in choosing transparency I’d like to start …