Candidate for Treasurer
Assistant Director of Admissions, Illinois State University
BS, Illinois State University
Admissions Counselor, Illinois State University 2003-2005; Senior Admissions Counselor, Illinois State University 2005-2006
IACAC Professional Activities and Recognitions
Programs Committee, Co-Chair 2007 & 2008; Central Districts Seminar, Co-Chair 2007; North Central District Seminar, Committee Member 2005 & 2006; Government Relations Committee, Member 2005-2007; Government Relations Springfield Trip Participant 2006 & 2007; Conference Session Moderator2007; Conference Session Presenter 2007; Registration Volunteer 2006; Hospitality Volunteer 2006 and 2007; Jamrs A. Alexander Newcomer Award Recipient 2007; News Brief Editorial Committee Member 2008 ; Executive Board Member, College Delegate, 2008-2011; Conference On Site Co- Chair 2009; Summer Institute Co-Chair, 2009; Publications Ad Hoc Committee Member 2009-2011; Conference On Site Committee Member 2010; Chief Delegate, 2010-2011
NACAC Professional Activities and Recognitions
Member & Conference attendee; Delegate 2008-2011
Other Professional Activities and Recognitions
Attended the Academy of College Counseling 101, 2006; Attended the Academy of College Counseling 201, 2007
I am honored to be nominated to serve as Treasurer on the IACAC Executive Board. When filling out my bio for this position, it was surprising to realize that I have been a member for 8 years. It does not seem like that long ago my colleagues at ISU were explaining what this organization was all about. In looking back it is difficult to remember all of the work, the fun, the committees, and the changing issues that impact our profession. However, what is not difficult to remember are the dedicated individuals I have had the pleasure to work with. The work ethic and passion of this group inspires me to take on more.
The members of this organization have given me more than I could ever give back. I have learned as much about the college admission process from my membership in IACAC as I have from my daily job. I appreciate the many involvement and professional development opportunities that IACAC has offered for me to grow and continue learning as a professional. I am also very fortunate for the support from Illinois State University to take advantage of these opportunities.
To me, IACAC represents the serious responsibility all of us as College Admission Professionals must take on to ensure students are well served in the college admission process. IACAC members assume the role of a leader in educating everyone on the college admission process. Serving as a NACAC delegate the last three years, this responsibility was never more evident. The NACAC Conference took on an entirely different meaning for me. The amount of time the Illinois Delegation spent reading, discussing and debating changes to the NACAC by laws on behalf of students speaks directly to the how serious IACAC members take their responsibility and role in this profession.
If elected as Treasurer, I will do my best to represent and serve the members of this great organization who have provided so much support, friendship, and professional development for me over the years. I truly appreciate the nomination and look forward to my continued involvement with IACAC.