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.

The Inclusion, Access, and Success Chairs as well as its committee members shall:

  • Infuse the Inclusion, Access, and Success mission into all aspects of the association and serve as the communicator, spokesperson and advocate for equality issues
  • Continue to address issues regarding traditionally underrepresented students and professionals
  • Ensure equal opportunity and access to education and professional development on all levels
  • Develop and promote programs that foster and ensure a supportive environment for all students and professionals
  • Maintain effective and ongoing communications with human relations counterparts
  • Develop and promote programs that educate underrepresented students about their postsecondary options

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Chair Members

Clarinda Low, Dancers Rising
Kaia Sherburne, Hamline University
Candice Bartelle, North Hennepin Community College

Committee Members

Jennifer Blaido, Spring Lake Park High School
Jenny Buyens, Indep Counselor
Katie Demuth, Concordia College Moorhead
Susan Hoff, Hoff Ed.Consultants
Laura Horton, Eastview High School
Connor Jackson, Carleton College
Garth Robertson, Indep Counselor
Colin Peters, University of Minnesota - Duluth
Greta Simons, University of Minnesota- School of Nursing
Mike Vandenberg, Concordia College Moorhead
Luciano Guzman, Macalester College
John Harper, South Central College
Holly Hoeschen, Concordia College Moorhead
Haley Hollern, The University of Iowa
Kaelie Lund, Carleton College
Loc Luong, North Hennepin Community College
Rachael Michaud, Concordia College Moorhead
Erika Nell, St. Catherine's University
Jace Riggin, Gustavus
BG Tucker, Venture Academy
Amanda Yang, University of St. Thomas
Katie Asfeld, MACAC Board Liaison - Augsburg University


Camp College

Camp College is a two day pre-college experience where underrepresented and first generation Minnesota high school students are exposed to college campuses, get mentoring experience, and learn valuable application and financial aid information.
Learn more about Camp College

Show on the Road 

This professional development conference travels to different destinations across the state and provides counselors with resources and presentations on hot topics in admissions, regional career forecasts, and financial aid, among others.

Learn more about Show on the Road

Is there a need for a "Show on the Road" Conference in your area? Contact the IAS chairs at to connect!

Meeting Dates

All meetings begin at 3pm

September 6
November 15
February 21
April 18
June 6

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