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2017-2018 Committee Chairs

Mike Espinoza
DePaul University
(773) 325-7500

LeAnn Hughes
Illinois Wesleyan University
(309) 556-3031

April Ponte
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(217) 300-0186

Executive Board Liaison

Professional Development Council Team
Megan O’Rourke, NACAC Delegate Director
Marquette University
(414) 288-7302


It is the mission of the Summer Institute Committee along with the help of IACAC and its members, to collectively engage and create a program that will educate and mentor new counselors to the admissions profession and the IACAC organization. Summer Institute will offer professional development and networking opportunities which are applicable to current recruiting trends and will aid in their transition as professionals.


There are no upcoming events at this time.

Committee Members

Jessica Avila Cuevas, Millikin University
Laura Docherty, Fenwick High School
Joe Freeman, Beacon Academy
Brian Hodges, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mike Melinder, University of Iowa
Katie Pollard, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stephanie Szczepanski, Saint Louis University
Amy Thompson, York Community High School
Erin Updegraff, DePaul University
Ben Wetherbee, Lake Forest Academy

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