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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 …
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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 …