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

Kaia Sherburne, Hamline University
Colin Peters, Genesys Works

Greta Simons, University of Minnesota - School of Nursing

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
Greta Simons,  University of Minnesota- School of Nursing 
John Harper, South Central College
Holly Hoeschen, Concordia College Moorhead
Haley Hollern, The University of Iowa
Jace Riggin, Gustavus
BG Tucker, Venture Academy
Amanda Yang, University of St. Thomas
Katie Asfeld, MACAC Board Liaison - Augsburg University


Camp College - Canceled for 2020

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

Super College Saturday - NOW A VIRTUAL EVENT!

October 3, 2020

Super College Saturday is a virtual pre-college experience where underrepresented and first-generation Minnesota high school students learn valuable information regarding the college search process, college life, and how to be successful in college.
Learn more about Super College Saturday

Show on the Road 

December 2020

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 12
November 15
February 27
April 23
June 11

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