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
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.
Chair: Kathleen Douthat
Board Liaison: Lisa Adams
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 Task Force
The Community College Task Force 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.
Co-Chair: Kathy DouthatCo-Chair: 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: Nick Patras
Board Liaison: Kathy Douthat
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: Richard Tyler
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: Janelle Johnson
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: Lisa Adams
ACCA Annual Conference
San Diego, CA
February 7-10, 2019
ACCA Annual Conference
February 27 - March 1, 2020
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.
Janelle Johnson is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article Colleges Use Technology to Help Students Manage Mental Health, October 5, 2018.