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

Emily Owens  Venture Academy
BG Tucker — College Possible
Greta Simons — University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Committee Members

Colin Peters Achieve Twin Cities

Jennifer Blaido   Spring Lake Park High School
Susan Hoff
Hoff Ed.Consultants 
Laura Horton
Duluth East High School
Garth Robertson
Indep Counselor
John Harper
South Central College
Holly Sager
Concordia College Moorhead
Danielle Jastrow
Richfield High School
Jace Riggin
Macalester College
Gabriela Andersen
Inver Hills Community College
Katie Asfeld
University of Saint Thomas
Candice Bartelle
North Hennepin Community College
Kaia Sherburne
Hamline University
Ann Kjorstad
Academy of Holy Angels
Anna Loken
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Kristian Santiago
University of Saint Thomas
Laura Myers
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Annie Dockendorf
University of Saint Thomas
Pam Jonkman
University of Minnesota
Jonathan Rosario
University of Saint Thomas
Board Liasion - Brian Jones
Minnesota State University Mankato

Meeting Dates

All meetings are at 9:30 AM
February 21
March 20
April 17
May 15
June 12


Camp College

Date(s): July 15-17, 2024

Time(s): TBD 2024

Location: St. Olaf 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 

Date(s): March 22, 2024

Time(s): 9:30AM - 2:30PM

Location: Rochester Community & Technical College

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!

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