Committee Chairs

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!

Awards Committee

Josh Gunn |

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

By-Laws Committee

Ky Heinlen |

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.

International Collaboration Committee

Nilam Chan |

The purpose of the ACCA International Collaboration Committee is to facilitate collaboration among college counselors internationally in order to share knowledge and skills.

Professional Development Committee

Shannon Nix |

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.

Graduate Students and New Professionals Committee

Gregory Bohner|

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.

Professional Advocacy and Public Awareness Committee

Tabitha Smith |
Theresa Pearlman |

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.

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.

State Divisions Committee

Taffey Cunnien |

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.

Community College Task Force

Joseph Bednorz |

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.

Membership Committee

Christine Love |

The Membership Chair is responsible for updating the master membership list and responding to individual membership inquiries on behalf of the organization.

If you are interested in joining a committee or just learning more, please fill out the information below:

Committee Volunteer Form

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