Government Relations Committee
2012-2013 Committee Chairs
Highland Park High School
Saint Ignatius College Prep
Council Team Director, Member Relations
The purpose of the IACAC Government Relations Committee is to inform IACAC members of pertinent public policy issues and upcoming legislation that affects counselors and students. Government Relations members also promote the goals of IACAC to government officials at both the state and federal level.
Frequently Asked Questions
Illinois DREAM Act Signed Into Law
IACAC President Laura Docherty, 2010 NACAC Human Relations award winner Aliza Gilbert, and NACAC President Jim Miller stood with Governor Pat Quinn when he signed the Illinois DREAM Act into law on August 1, 2011 at Benito Juarez Community Academy. The Illinois DREAM Act creates a privately-funded scholarship program for documented and undocumented immigrants.
We meet two-three times per year in addition to a trip to Springfield where we meet with legislators to discuss current education issues. Read about our meeting with Governor Quinn to discuss the MAP Grant and counselor ratios in the IACAC Newsletter. We also host a session at the IACAC Annual Conference in May. If you would like to be part of this committee, please e-mail one of the co-chairs.
Members of IACAC and ISCA met with Governor Pat Quinn in Springfield
to discuss the MAP Grant and counselor ratios for students in Illinois.
Robert Andrews, Schuler Foundation
Jennifer Anzalotti, Loyola Academy
Todd Fonck, University of St. Francis
Robert Freitag, St. Charles North HS
Sandie Gilbert, Highland Park HS
Sarah Goldman, Cornell College
Joseph Havis, Millikin University
Gwen Kanelos, Concordia University
Christine Litoborski-Grotzke, Michigan Tech University
Beth Sullivan Piskel, Creighton University
RC San Jose, Bradley University
Debra Simpson, University of Illinois-Chicago
Sam Stover, Beloit College
Alexis Yadron, Blackburn College