A Message from our President

As we near the end of 2020, I believe we can all agree this was a year we never could have imagined. Our world, our profession and our own lives look very different today than they did just nine months ago. But, as much as our lives have changed some things have stayed the same and grown stronger. You, our TACAC members, have worked tirelessly (and sometimes thanklessly) to be the light our students need to continue the pursuit of their academic dreams. You have literally opened your homes (virtually) and welcomed your students in to know you in a different way. You have comforted and encouraged them all the while holding some of their same fears. You have been leaders on your work teams - open to ideas of new communication methods, building outreach initiatives to populations needing you more than ever and finding ways to bring your very real campus to virtual mediums.  

Before many of us take some much-needed time off, I want to say thank you. Thank you for all you have created, changed, cultivated, and inspired in this relatively small amount of time. We know that as we return to ‘normal,’ our work will never be normal again. In addition to all we will be expected to return to, there will also be demands for us to continue our virtual lives for those not yet ready or willing to go back to our ‘classic’ ways of doing our work. And we will be there to help each other and our students.

I and the entire TACAC Executive Board wish you a happy, healthy and safe holiday season. Enjoy your time off and get ready for 2021! While we may not know with certainty what the next year will bring, I know that the Texas Association for College Admission Counseling will be here to provide you the resources you need to serve your students and the collegial support that only we can provide each other.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Marisol Scheer, President 2020-2021