Meet the Board

Interested in being involved in one of our committees? Simply want to learn more about what makes Iowa ACAC tick?
In our Meet the Board series, we introduce you to our Board Chairs and their committees - who's involved, what's it all about, and what are some plans coming down the pipe. Let's start with the Professional Development and Practices Committee, lead by Co-Chairs Emily Hannon, St. Ambrose University, and Conner Ellinghuysen, Buena Vista University!

The Professional Development and Practices Committee is excited to provide you with the latest updates from our committee and a few essential details about what’s to come this year from our area! 

  1. We’ve merged! 
    In recent years, the Professional Development Committee and the Admissions Practices Committee have merged into a single entity known as the Professional Development and Practices Committee (PD&P). This committee is responsible for creating and executing programs aimed at fostering the professional advancement of Iowa ACAC members, as well as advocating for the ethical treatment of students throughout the college selection process.

  1. Colleges to Counselors is back! 
    After a few years without C2C programming, the PD&P Committee is excited to share with you all that Colleges to Counselors (C2C) is back this year and will be hosted at Simpson College in Indianola on October 24th. 


Professional Development & Practices Committee
Left to right in photo: Jennifer Johnson (Iowa State University), Emily Hannon (St. Ambrose University), Hannah Hostetter (Cornell College), Jessica Klein (University of Iowa), Conner Ellinghuysen (Buena Vista University), Abby Martin (Iowa College Access Network), John Peterson (University of Northern Iowa). Not pictured: Drew Shradel (Cornell College), Ranae Molkenthin (Indian Hills Community College), Dawn Barnes (Simpson College) 


SAVE THE DATE - C2C is Back!

Register by October 10 for Colleges to Counselors (C2C)! This opportunity for colleges, universities, and organizations to share updates and highlights with school counselors is  
FREE for school counselors - details at 

2023-2024 Iowa ACAC College Day/College Night Update

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