TACAC Leadership

Statement of Inclusivity

The Executive Board of the Texas Association for College Admission Counseling is committed to creating a constructive climate for intellectual and scholarly growth, meaningful interaction, and common endeavors as we guide students through the college search process and support our members in their professional growth within the association. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are key to the work that we do.

As an organization, we embrace the diversity of our members and celebrate the expanding diversity of students and educators across Texas. Our mission to value diversity thrives on a plurality of backgrounds, experiences, viewpoints, and positionalities. We recognize that power imbalances, organizational/institutional bias, and systems of oppression can stand in the way of students and educators achieving their full potential. We are committed to cultivating mutual respect, empathy and understanding amongst our members. As an organization, we affirm all people regardless of their age, culture, intellectual and physical ability, ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military experience, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status.

To these ends, we engage in the following practices and pursuits:

  • Create an inclusive organizational environment that is broadly accessible and welcoming to individuals of diverse identities, experiences, and aspirations.
  • Foster an equitable, intellectual and social climate that is inclusive and respectful for all members. We acknowledge that categories of difference are fluid and not necessarily fixed. We respect individual rights to self-identification and expression; we encourage activities, gatherings, and conversations in which individuals from all walks of life are empowered to lend their voice and fully participate.
  • Provide resources and space for distinctive programming that further our diversity goals and our shared interests and ideals.
  • Encourage our members to be conscientious, critical thinkers, as well as considerate, responsible leaders.

In order to hold ourselves accountable we commit to the ongoing evaluation of our policies, practices, and programs to assess our progress in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.


2020-2021 Executive Board

President & Delegate

Marisol Scheer
University of the Incarnate Word

A Message from our President


President-Elect & Alternate Delegate

 
Demetra Durham
L. V. Berkner High School

Past-President & Chief Delegate
 
Micah Lyles
The Hockaday School

Interim-Treasurer
   
Joseph Miller
The Comprehensive College Check

   Executive Assistant

Megan Greene 
 

  2020-2021 NACAC Delegates

College Delegates


Keith Ahee
Sam Houston State University

 
Victoria Herrera
Texas Christian University
 
Brad Durchslag
Trinity University

April Marroquin
Lamar University

 

Secondary Delegates

   Joseph Miller
The Comprehensive College Check
  
Carl Tippen
Westlake High School

Jonah O'Hara
 St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Austin
 
Bridget Adiukwu
The Village School

2019-2020 Executive Board Committee Chairs

Admission Practices
[email protected]
  Advancement
[email protected]


Jonah O'Hara
 St. Stephen's Episcopal School

 
Michaela Knipp
Trinity University
  Kellen Lewis Headshot 
Kellen Lewis
The Oakridge School

Rachel Butler
Drake University
       
Awards & Nominations   College Fairs
[email protected]

Micah Lyles
The Hockaday School
 
Elizabeth Jones
The Hockaday School   

Anni Judkins
Texas State University

       
Communications
[email protected]
  Conference
[email protected]
 
Ashley Plaeger
St. Agnes Academy

April Marroquin
Lamar University 
 
Demetra Durham
L. V. Berkner High School

Na'Taria Muse
Houston ISD
         
Government Relations
[email protected]
  Inclusion, Access and Success
[email protected]


Vanessa Gibson
Midway High School


Toni Schexnyder
The Winston School, San Antonio

    
Bridget Adiukwu
The Village School
  
Jose DejesusGil
San Jacinto College 
         

Membership
[email protected] 

  Professional Development
[email protected]


Michael Minter
Houston ISD


Ally Landis
University of Tulsa 

 
Rob Mooring
St. Agnes Academy

Wintress Ross
Indiana University

Executive Officer Positions & Delegates

President-Elect – Single-slated candidate.  Position alternates between university and high school counselor each year. Will become President the following year. Primary duties include but not limited to chairing Conference Planning Committee, serving on and attending all meetings of the Executive Committee and Executive Board, assisting the President with duties as deemed appropriate, and identifying association members who might be appropriate selections for committee chairpersons. Serves a one-year term as President-Elect, a one-year term as President, and a one-year term as Past-President. 

Treasurer-Elect – Single-slated candidate. Position shadows the Treasurer for one year prior to assuming responsibilities of Treasurer. Primary duties include but not limited to maintaining the official financial records of the Association and to report on the financial condition of the Association at General Membership and Executive Board meetings. This person is a member of the Executive Board and Committee. Serves a one-year term as Treasurer-Elect, a one-year term as Treasurer, and a one-year term as Past-Treasurer. 

NACAC Assembly Delegate – Double-slated candidate (unless more than one vacancy). At least one member from both high school and university is selected each year. Primary responsibilities include considering the views of TACAC to determine how to vote on issues at the national conference.  Serves on the Executive Board. Serves a three-year term.

Nominations

Members have the opportunity to apply for Executive Officer and Delegate positions. Members are also asked to provide statements of support for Executive Officer and Delegate candidates and nominations for TACAC awards. A call for applications and nominations will be put out in early fall. Applications, statements of support and nomination forms are due to the TACAC Past-President by December 1.