MACAC Member Committees

MACAC serves members, students, and their families through many initiatives. 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! 


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Co-chair

Aaron Salasek

Augsburg College



Co-chair

Nachiket Karnik

Macalester College


Admission Practices Committee

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. The Committee also is charged with educating the membership regarding ethical practices and responds to alleged infractions as defined by NACAC guidelines. Learn more>



Co-chair

Susan Garcia Hagen

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities



Co-chair

JJ Akin
Gustavus Adolphus College

Communication & Technology Committee

The Communication & Technology/newsletter editor and committee are responsible for increasing the visibility of MACAC and producing MACAC Matters, our quarterly membership newsletter. It is also responsible for investigating and implementing ways MACAC can enhance and expand its use of technology to support the overall goals of MACAC along with maintaining the MACAC website for member use. Learn more>



Co-chair

Ann Kjorstad
Academy of Holy Angels



Co-chair

Laura Ritter

Robbinsdale-Cooper High School

Government Relations Committee

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>



Chair

Dan Tomhave

Bethany Lutheran College

 

Grants & Development Committee

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>



Co-chair

Samantha Savoie

St. Catherine University 



Co-chair

Colleen Neary

Anoka High School


Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee

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>


Co-chair

Tom McHugh

Gustavus Adolphus College


Co-chair

Amanda Anderson

Benilde-St. Margaret's School


Member Relations Committee

The goal of the MACAC 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>



Tri-chair

Molly Olson

University of Minnesota, Rochester


Tri-chair

Bill Cleveland

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


Tri-chair

Jeron Schmidt
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Minnesota Education Fairs (MEF) Committee

The success of the Minnesota Education Fairs (MEF), formerly known as PHSPP, is due, in large measure, to 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. The continued success of the MEF is reliant on maintaining that cooperation and preserving the established network through the MEF planning committee. Learn more>



Tri-chair

Ann Buesgens



Tri-chair

Kaylene Roering

St. Catherine University 


Tri-chair

Joe Herrera

University of St. Thomas

National College Fair Local Planning Committee

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. Due to the nature of these responsibilities, the National College Fair Committee must work closely with the NACAC Executive Director of National College Fairs. Learn more>



Tri-chair

Casey Erickson

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


Tri-chair

Ryan Blake

University of St. Thomas



Tri-chair

Mai Chue Moua

St. Catherine University

Professional Development Committee

This committee organizes and implements professional development programs for both college admission and high school counseling professionals. The four programs offered each year help attendees with personal career development, professional education and growth from shared expertise and best practices, as well as networking with peers. The committee works in concert and consultation with the MACAC President and Board. Learn more>





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