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. 

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. Learn more about MACAC Leadership

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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. 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
Nachiket Karnik

Macalester College


Co-chair
Aaron Salasek

Augsburg College

COMMUNICATION

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
JJ Akin
Gustavus Adolphus College


Co-chair
Susan Garcia Hagen
University of MN, Twin Cities

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

Co-chair
Katherine Ferriter Hauschild
Hamline University


Co-chair
Laura Ritter
Robbinsdale-Cooper High School

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


Chair
Craig Dodson
Mounds Park 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


Tri-chair
Samantha Savoie
Benilde-St. Margaret’s School


Tri-chair
Colleen Neary
Anoka High School


Tri-chair
Laura Horton
University of Minnesota

MEMBER RELATIONS

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


Co-chair
Amanda Anderson
Benilde-St. Margaret's School


Co-chair

Steve Baker
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

MINNESOTA EDUCATION FAIRS (MEF)

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
Bill Cleveland
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


Tri-chair
Jeron Schmidt
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota


Tri-chair
Sean Culhane
Southwest Sate University 

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. 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
Susan Farbo
Delano High School


Tri-chair
Kaylene Roering
St. Catherine University 


Tri-chair
Margaret Wolfgram
Silver Lake College

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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. Learn more


Tri-chair
Ryan Blake
University of St. Thomas

Tri-chair
Alex Klute
Saint Mary's University 


Tri-chair
Lindsey Owens
Gustavus Adolphus College

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