MACAC Member Committees

The MACAC Board meets four times a year, rotating meeting locations among member institutions. Board members also attend full membership meetings held twice each year: in the fall, during the annual conference of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and in the spring, during the Spring Conference or Tri-State Conference. 

Joining a committee can be both a learning experience and a way to connect with your colleagues. We invite you to learn more about these committees and the work they do. Learn more about MACAC Leadership

Admission Practices

The Admission Practices Committee's primary function is to annually review NACAC's Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP) in relation to current practices and procedures in college admission.  Learn more

Nachiket Karnik
Macalester College

Darren Couillard
Century High School


The Communication committee is responsible for increasing the visibility of MACAC. It is also responsible for investigating ways MACAC can enhance and expand its use of technology to support the overall goals of MACAC. Learn more

Danielle Whitney
Iowa State University

Krista Palmquist
University of St. Thomas

Government Relations

The Government Relations Committee is the link between MACAC and what is happening with higher education and financing on the state and national levels. We invite you to become active in the legislative process. Your experiences working with Minnesota students and families makes your opinion strong and necessary at the state and federal level. Learn more

Laura Ritter
Robbinsdale-Cooper High School

Katherine Ferriter Hauschild
Hamline University

Grants & Development

The charge of the Grants & Development Committee involves leadership at the state level for the maintenance and enhancement of MACAC’s Legacy Grant Program and other MACAC fundraising and development initiatives. Learn more

Norma Guitierrez
St. Thomas Academy

Casey Erickson
St. Thomas Academy

Inclusion, Access, and Success

The purpose of the Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee is to advocate and recommend strategies that promote sensitivity to human differences and expansion of equal access to postsecondary educational opportunities for all students. Learn more

Laura Horton
University of Minnesota

Katie Asfeld
Gusatvus Adolphus College

Member Relations

The goal of the Member Relations Committee is to maintain current membership records and encourage timely communication between its membership, its leadership board and the National Association for College Admissions Counseling. Learn more

Amanda Anderson
Benilde-St. Margaret's School

Steve Baker
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Minnesota Education Fairs

The success of the Minnesota Education Fairs (MEF), is the cooperation among different systems of higher education and a shared vision for efficient and effective provision of postsecondary information to high school students throughout the state of Minnesota. Learn more

Jeron Schmidt
Northland College

Sean Culhane
Southwest Sate University 

Colleen Koppes
Minnesota State University - Mankato

National College Fair Local Planning  

The goal of the MACAC National College Fair Committee is to coordinate the various activities that take place in advance of or at the National College Fair. Learn more

Susan Farbo
Delano High School

Margaret Wolfgram
Silver Lake College

Sarah Hogan
Providence Academy

Professional Development

This committee organizes and implements professional development programs for both college admission and high school counseling professionals. Learn more

Ryan Blake
University of St. Thomas

Lindsey Owens
Gustavus Adolphus College

Erik Aschenbeck
College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University

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