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ACCA is currently looking for enthusiastic ACCA members to help move the organization forward! If you are interested in becoming more involved with ACCA, check out the committees below that are looking for volunteers! Simply email the committee Chair to express your interest.

Membership Committee

The purpose of the membership committee is to encourage membership renewals, and utilize marketing and recruitment efforts to promote new memberships.

Chair: Nia Page

Board Liaison: Christie Simons

Awards Committee

The purpose of the ACCA Awards Committee is to recognize individuals who support and enhance the practice of college counseling.

Chair: Janelle Johnson

Board Liaison: Richard Tyler-Walker

By-Laws Committee

The purpose of the ACCA Bylaws Committee is to review and update the bylaws in accordance with ACCA Executive Council decisions, as well as, respond to the ACCA membership requests for changes in the bylaws.

Chair: Becca Smith

Board Liaison: Christie Simons

Professional Development Committee

The purpose of the Professional Development Committee is to contribute to member’s professional knowledge and proficiency through the development and regulation of ACCA sponsored continuing education. An additional goal of the committee is to assist with growing the ACCA membership by coordinating professional development opportunities for college counselors.

Board Liaison: Christie Simons

Graduate Students and 
New Professionals Committee

The purpose of the ACCA Graduate Student Committee (GSC) is to provide a voice for the needs and concerns of graduate students (and new professionals) within ACCA.

 Board Liaison: Amy Broadwater

Social Media

The purpose of social media is to facilitate the exchange of information among members, and to provide information relevant to college counseling and to the counseling profession.

Chair: Scott Sokoloski

Board Liaison: Steffanie Grossman

State Divisions Committee

The purpose of the State Divisions Committee is to facilitate the relationship between ACCA and state divisions, as well as support the establishment of state divisions in those states where one has not been established.

Chair: Steffanie Grossman

Community College Counseling Committee

The Community College Counseling Committee continues to be a strong advocacy group for community/two year colleges. This group administers an annual survey to collect important data about the services provided by community and two year colleges.

Board Liaison: Stafford Barton

Professional Advocacy and Public Awareness (PAPA) Committee

The Public Awareness and Professional Advocacy Committee will seek to heighten the visibility, viability, and functioning of counselors within higher education. The Committee will serve as the driving force and resource of ACA and ACCA for promoting the awareness of counselors in institutions of higher education.

Co-Chair: Malvika Behl

Co-Chair: John Watson

Board Liaison: Steffanie Grossman

Research Committee

The Research Committee administers the annual research grant awards process. Other projects for the Research Committee will vary with the needs and interests of the President and the Executive Council.

Chair: Oren Shefet

Board Liaison: Raime Thibodeaux

Conference Committee

This committee is involved in planning the upcoming ACCA conference.  ACCA members who are local to the area where the conference is being held (2017 Tampa, Florida) are highly encouraged to participate on this committee.

Chair: Andrew Lee

Diversity/Inclusion Committee 

The purpose of this committee is to encourage training and advocacy efforts related to diversity/inclusivity/multicultural issues in the college counseling setting.

Co-Chair: Brittany Collins

Co-Chair: Jessenia Garcia

Board Liaison: Andrew Lee

Supervision/Clinical Training Committee

The purpose of this committee is to address clinical training/supervision issues specifically as it relates to counselors at the Master’s level. 

Chair: Jay Darr

Board Liaison: Richard Tyler-Walker

Strategic Planning Committee

This committee is involved in strategic planning efforts for the Association. Committee members include the Executive Council and ACCA members from a variety of geographic regions and college settings (public/private, 4y/community colleges, etc). 

Chair: Richard Tyler-Walker

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Upcoming Events

2022 ACCA Conference

Las Vegas, NV
February 17-20, 2022

Developing College Counseling Leaders Monthly Workshop - Register for each date below - session starts at 1PM EST:

January 27, 2022
February 24, 2022
March 24, 2022
April 28, 2022


ACCA is currently accepting nominations for the Executive Council, find the available positions here.

Click here to access the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

ACCA joins the 4th edition of Health and Well being in Higher Education: A Commitment to Student Success

Through a collaboration of the PAPA Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee a new paper on the Increased Need for Counseling Services has been added to the Resources Page

The HEMHA Distance Counseling Guide has been added to the resources page.

2018-2019 Research Grant Applications are now being accepted.  Follow the link to learn more about ACCA Research Grant Awards

Please note the addition of the College Counseling & Psychological Services Knowledge Base to the resources page.

ACCA Members in the News

Andrew Lee is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article on Suicidal Ideation

Steffanie Grrossman is quoted in Online Counseling article College Students Diet and Mental Health

Janelle Johnson comments on the state of mental services at community colleges.

Janelle Johnson on College Counseling” Interview. Follow the link to read the full interview.

Janelle Johnson is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article Colleges Use Technology to Help Students Manage Mental Health, October 5, 2018.

Lisa Adams is quoted in the Washington Post article College Students are forming mental-health clubs - and they're making a difference.
June 28, 2018

Lisa Adams is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article Flawed Judgement in Use of Force Against Students.
April 19, 2018

Lisa Adams is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article A World Without Depression.
April 3, 2018

Lisa Adams is quoted in the Time article Record Numbers of College Students Are Seeking Treatment for Depression and Anxiety - But Schools Can't Keep Up.
March 19, 2018

Lisa Adams is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article Moving Away from Charging for Counseling
February 7, 2018

Lisa Adams is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article Suicide Data
January 11, 2018

Lisa Adams is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article All by Myself
October 26, 2017

Lisa Adams is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article Suicide Victims as Art Subjects
October 10, 2017

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