Special Interest Groups


SIGs are loosely structured communities of members formed for the purpose of knowledge sharing and discussion among members with similar interests, whether they are specific subjects, issues, or type of institution or students they serve.  SIGs nurture the growing diversity within the association by providing small “micro” communities within which members can network and add value to their TACAC membership experience.

To obtain and maintain status, SIGs are expected to adhere to the following procedures developed by the TACAC Membership Committee to assure engaged and continuous SIG leadership: Download a PDF of the Guidelines

2017-2018 Application and SIG support statement form available soon!

Current SIGs:

Independent Educational Consultants - Jeff Pilchiek & Aubrey Groves, co-facilitators

The mission of the Independent Educational Consultants Special Interests Group is to provide a space to discuss, advocate, and support matters directly related to IEC's to work in collaboration with high school counselors and higher educations associates. We seek to connect TACAC members who work directly with students and parents in the College Application Process. This group will welcome all who attend.

Regional Admissions Counselors - Jon Cunningham & Nick Howell, co-facilitators

The Regional Admissions Counselors SIG aims to promote a continued dialogue on the intended purpose, organizational structures and common practices of regional networks throughout the state. Admissions professionals can engage in meaningful discussions about the successes, failures, implementation and outcomes experienced within their regional network. This furthers TACAC's mission by emphasizing the value in consistent communication and building stronger relationships between secondary and post-secondary professionals in Texas. 


Co-Chair: Nick Howell, University of Houston

Co-Chair: Charlotte Winkelmann, Hays CISD