Committees

ADMISSION PRACTICES

Deals with issues concerning the professional ethics and standards of members and mediates when there is an alleged charge or breach of ethics.

Chair

Teresa Bont
University of Tulsa
Tulsa, OK
[email protected]
314-566-8568


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

Alicia Saitta
Missouri State University
[email protected]
402-765-8975

Jill Brock
Liberty North High School
[email protected]
816-736-5516


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

Earl Macam
MICDS
314-995-7307

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

Adrian Liddell
Missouri University of Science & Technology
[email protected]
573-341-6432

Amber Mitchell
Jennings Senior High School
[email protected]
314-653-8122


MEMBERSHIP

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

Co-Chairs

Alicia Hollis
Winnetonka High School
[email protected]
816-321-6912

Lizzi Delaney
The Barstow School
[email protected]
816-277-0345


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

Erin Stein
Notre Dame de Sion School
[email protected]
816-942-3282 x1109

Gwen Tohill-Macam
Marian University-Indianapolis
[email protected]
317-389-7279


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

Heather Brock
Saint Louis University
[email protected]
314-977-2418

Kansas City Chair

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


TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS

Maintains MOACAC website, and online event registrations. 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

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


REGIONAL COLLEGE FAIRS

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

Co-Chairs

Jamie Staggs
Western Illinois University
[email protected]
618-635-3087

Michelle Luraschi
Pattonville High School
[email protected]
314-213-8051 x8067


BUS TOUR (SHOW-ME TOUR & MOACAC 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).

Co-Chairs

Heather Brock
Saint Louis University
[email protected]
314-977-2418

Jennifer Steck 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.

Co-Chairs

Rob Lundien
Park Hill South High School
[email protected]
816-359-4122

Melissa Millington (appointed MSCA Liaison)
Willard High School
[email protected]
417-742-2860


MOACAC EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Joann Elliott
[email protected] 
314-602-2126