Join us at LDI in Dallas, Houston, Austin or San Antonio!

Are you interesting in developing as a leader? Do you have time to give, and a desire to get involved in TACAC? Join us for Leadership Development Institute (LDI), coming to a city near you!! We have revamped the LDI format and curriculum, and will now off four one-day regional LDI programs throughout Texas. 

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Apply Today to Get Involved in TACAC!

The Texas Association for College Admission Counseling is currently accepting applications for the two open positions: Drive-In Workshop Co-Chair and Annual Conference Coordinator. See below to learn more and apply today!
The Conference Coordinator is a member of the Executive Board and works with the President-Elect/Conference Chair to plan, coordinate, and implement the spring annual conference. 

Duties of the Conference Coordinator include:

  1. Coordinate the activities of all subcommittees.
  2. Track conference expenses of the subcommittees.
  3. Track conference hotel expenses and overall income with Executive Assistant.
  4. In coordination with Executive Assistant, act a liaison to the hotel, including the reservation of meeting rooms and equipment.
  5. Other responsibilities as delegated by the Chairperson
The Conference Coordinator serves a three-year term and will coordinate the 2020, 2021, and 2022 annual conferences. In addition to conference planning responsibilities, the Conference Coordinator will attend four Executive Board meetings each year (Summer EBoard meeting - June, NACAC Conference EBoard meeting - September, Winter EBoard meeting - January, TACAC Annual Conference EBoard meeting - March).

Please complete the 
2020 Conference Coordinator application by April 10th to be considered. 

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An Ode to the Past, and a Beacon for the Future An Ode to the Past, and a Beacon for the Future

Channeling his icon and inspiration Ric Flair, outgoing TACAC President Mickey Saloma lifted his title belt above his head to the roaring approval of over 700 colleagues. The belt, a gift for a year of hard work, camaraderie, and more hard work, was presented to Saloma during the passing of the gavel.

“I’m not going to cry because it’s over,” Saloma said, passing the gavel to new President Micah Lyles. “I’m going to smile because it happened.” 

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Government Relations – So Many Ways to Make a Difference!

TACAC Texas Legislative Day

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We Want You for the TACAC Executive Board!

 TACAC needs you to help us further the mission of developing professionals committed to providing the highest quality counseling to ensure students' access to and persistence through post-secondary education. In order to best serve our members, the Executive Board needs a variety of experiences, backgrounds, and expertise.

Please consider submitting a nomination/application for one of the following Executive Board/Committee Chair positions:

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Volunteer and Earn LPC Credits at the DFW NACAC


Do you need LPC Credits?  Learn about the opportunity to earn LPC Credits and Volunteer for the DFW NACAC below!

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ACCI Faculty Spotlight - Kimberly Morris

Today is the last day to apply for ACCI Faculty, and we are featuring Kimberly Morris from Stephen F. Austin State University! She has been in admissions for 15 years. She is the currently Associate Director of Admissions.

In 2017, Kimberly was invited to present a single session, which prompted her to re-apply as faculty where she fully participated in 2018.

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Join us for Webinar Wednesday on February 6!


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ACCI Faculty Spotlight – Beverly Henry Wheeler



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Put a Bow on 2018: Share Your Favorite Memory of the Year

Put a Bow on 2018: Share Your Favorite Memory of the Year

By: Tyler Hicks

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Join us at MMI in Houston!

Secondary Counselor & College Advisors Middle Management Institute 2019 Houston Baptist University

The Texas Association for College Admissions Counseling (TACAC) hosts a number of professional development opportunities throughout the year. One of the most successful and popular is the Middle Management Institute, or MMI. The TACAC Middle Management Institute (MMI) has traditionally been a professional development program designed for both current and aspiring managers working on the post-secondary side of our profession; January 2019 will see the program expand to include secondary counselors and college advisors. We believe that there is much the organization can provide in the way of professional development in a collaborative environment that will continue to feed into the work that college counseling professionals so richly engage in on a daily basis. Participants of TACAC’s Inaugural Secondary Middle Management Institute can expect a rigorous curriculum built around dynamic educational sessions and collaborative learning experiences.

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Exec Board and TACAC Award Nominations

TACAC Vision Statement:

TACAC develops professionals committed to providing the highest quality counseling
to ensure students' access to and persistence through post-secondary education.
We are now accepting nominations for Executive Board positions and TACAC awards. Please consider nominating a colleague or self-nominate yourself for consideration. Fill out the online form(s) below, indicating which position and/or awards you are nominating/applying for, along with pertinent information requested.
Nominations are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, January, 11th.  (Please note: Once nominations close, those nominated for Executive Board positions will be sent a candidate reply form as well as a supervisor support form which must be returned in order to complete the nomination process.)
 Thank you for your willingness to put forth candidates in support of TACAC's vision!


Executive Board

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TACAC Encourages You to Vote!

The Government Relations Committee reminds you to VOTE!  Early Voting runs through Friday, November 2nd and election day is Tuesday, November 6thTexas Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; during early voting you may vote at any voting location in your county.  Election day voting may be restricted to your precinct, visit the Countywide Polling Place Program to learn if you can vote anywhere in your county or if you need to vote at your precinct.

 For non-partisan information on the candidates and other issues on your ballot, check your local newspaper or resources like the League of Women Voters of Texas to learn more.

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ACCI Needs You!

So many of us in this profession can remember our first days as a college admission counselor, or as a high school counselor. Were you nervous to speak in front of others? Did you look at a high school calendar, and think - how do I plan events for parents and students? Did you go to your first college fair and look around, thinking, "how do so many of these college reps know each other?" 

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Update from TACAC President, Mickey Saloma, After NACAC


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Take Time to Connect While You Are On the Go

It’s that time of the year again, colleagues: The time of Starbucks, late nights and jam-packed schedules. It’s travel season, and with the first TACRAO week just around the corner, it’s time to prepare to meet new students, new counselors and new friends.

We’ll all be on the go this fall, whether we’re hitting the road or not. But that won’t stop us from making this season memorable. We’ve created a special sign to help you do just that.

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Welcome to the New School Year!

Dear TACAC Family,

 On behalf of the TACAC Executive Board, I want to welcome you to the new school year. It is an exciting time to be part of the TACAC Family. Over the past several months, we have been working hard to make 2018-2019 the best year ever.

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TACAC Conference Countdown


The Countdown Begins for “TACAC-stock: Peace, Love and Admissions!”

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A Fellow's View of MMI


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Volunteer Opportunity at Motive Me!

The Motivate Me Committee is currently looking for committee members to help with planning and facilitation of its second annual conference . The Motivate Me: Youth Empowerment Conference is a one-day conference designed to inform, inspire, and empower young men from Texas high schools. In addition to hearing critical messages from community leaders, engaging speakers and presenters, attendees will engage with higher education professionals. Motivate Me 2018 is scheduled for June 9th at the University of Houston – Downtown and committee members are required to attend. More information about the event can be viewed on the conference site.

If you are interested in becoming a committee member please fill out the application or contact  committee chair, Jamar Keaton, at [email protected]

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