Committees

ADMISSION PRACTICES

The Admission Practices committee helps educate MOACAC members regarding best practices in college admission counseling.

Chair

Kyle Johnson
Rockhurst High School
[email protected]
816-363-2036 x523


ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Works on planning the annual Spring conference.  Subcommittees include:  Evaluations, Exhibitors/Sponsors, First-Timers, Hospitality, On-Site, Programming, Publications/Publicity, Registration, Special Events.

Co-Chairs

Caelin Anderson
The Barstow School
Kansas City, MO
[email protected]
816-936-1432

Elora Thomas
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
[email protected]
816-235-8652


GOVERNANCE & NOMINATING

Chaired by the Immediate Past President.  The committee will follow By-Laws language to present a slate of candidates for President-Elect and Treasurer-Elect to be presented for vote to the General Membership at the annual Spring conference.  If applicable, a slate of candidates for NACAC Delegate (Secondary and/or Post-Secondary) will be presented for vote to the General Membership at the annual Spring conference.  Finally, this committee will handle the nominations and awarding of the MOACAC Rising Star Awards and the Peggy Clinton Memorial Service Award (with approval by the President).

Chair

Dawn Michel
Chaminade College Preparatory School
[email protected]

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Follows legislative action in Missouri and on the national level that affects access and transition issues.  This committee coordinates the Legislative Forum in Jefferson City each year and keeps the membership informed about important legislative initiatives.

Chair

Peggy Fitzgibbon
Visitation Academy
[email protected] 
314-625-9140


INCLUSION, ACCESS, AND SUCCESS

Deals with programs in regard to equal educational access; maintains a communications network with organizations whose goals and objectives are to promote higher education for populations who are under-represented in the college ranks.

Co-Chairs

Amber Mitchell
Ritenour High School
St. Louis, MO
[email protected]

Monica Nickolai
Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience
St. Louis, MO
[email protected]


MEMBERSHIP

Coordinates annual membership drive; maintains official membership records; assists NACAC promotion in Missouri.

Co-Chairs

Shelley Gerringer
Liberty High School
[email protected]
636-561-0075 x28242

Mary Giunta
Affton High School
[email protected]
314-633-5953


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Coordinates and assists in the development and presentation of professional growth activities for MOACAC members.  Coordinates the summer “Tools of the Trade” institute, the CUBE Conferences, the Support Staff Drive-In, the Counselor Bus Tours, and numerous other activities.

Co-Chairs

Darren Meeker
Rockhurst High School
[email protected]
816-363-2036 x517

Cabrina Noonan
Ritenour High School
St. Louis, MO
[email protected]


NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIRS

Organizes and directs the total operation of the St. Louis and Kansas City National College Fairs, in cooperation with NACAC.

St. Louis Co-Chairs

Beth Brasel
Crossroads College Prep
[email protected]
314-367-8085

Alyssa Beimfohr
Saint Louis University
[email protected]
314-977-3423

Kansas City Chair

Angie Sharp
Park Hill South HS
[email protected]
816-359-6570


TECHNOLOGY

Maintains MOACAC website; creates and organizes online registrations for MOACAC membership and events. Assists other committees in data retrieval from website and MOACAC membership.

Chair

Mark Nothum
Saint Louis University
[email protected]
314-977-7134


COMMUNICATIONS

Strengthen MOACAC’s visibility, recognition, and appreciation through purposeful promotion and outreach by way of careful oversight of the association’s brand and identity. Publishes the MOACAC newsletter which is the primary vehicle for communication within the organization; solicits information from the constituency of high school and college counselors as well as from the Executive Board for publications.

Chair

Mike Gruzeski
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL
[email protected]
309-255-8450


REGIONAL COLLEGE FAIRS

Plans and oversees the College Day/Night schedule in collaboration with the Missouri School/College Relations Commission.

Co-Chairs

Andrew Laue
Webster University
[email protected]
314-246-7712

Katie Vargas
Francis Howell School District
[email protected]
636-851-6433


BUS TOUR (SHOW-ME TOUR & COUNSELOR BUS TOUR)

Plans and oversees the summer time Bus Tours – Show-Me Bus Tour (runs in odd-numbered years) & MOACAC Counselor Bus Tour (runs in even-numbered years).

Chair

Jennifer Tanner
Saint Louis University
[email protected] 
816-214-8591


SECONDARY SCHOOL COUNSELOR OUTREACH & MISSOURI SCHOOL COUNSELORS ASSOCIATION (MSCA) LIAISON

Allows the efficient communication between MOACAC and MSCA while reinforcing the strengths shared by both organizations in serving students pursuing higher education.

Chair

Chad Sisk (appointed MSCA Liaison)
Ladue Horton Watkins High School
[email protected]
314-983-5442


MOACAC EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Joann Elliott
[email protected]
314-602-2126