TACAC Leadership

Statement of Inclusivity

The Executive Board of the Texas Association for College Admission Counseling is committed to creating a constructive climate for intellectual and scholarly growth, meaningful interaction, and common endeavors as we guide students through the college search process and support our members in their professional growth within the association. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are key to the work that we do.

As an organization, we embrace the diversity of our members and celebrate the expanding diversity of students and educators across Texas. Our mission to value diversity thrives on a plurality of backgrounds, experiences, viewpoints, and positionalities. We recognize that power imbalances, organizational/institutional bias, and systems of oppression can stand in the way of students and educators achieving their full potential. We are committed to cultivating mutual respect, empathy and understanding amongst our members. As an organization, we affirm all people regardless of their age, culture, intellectual and physical ability, ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military experience, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status.

To these ends, we engage in the following practices and pursuits:

  • Create an inclusive organizational environment that is broadly accessible and welcoming to individuals of diverse identities, experiences, and aspirations.
  • Foster an equitable, intellectual and social climate that is inclusive and respectful for all members. We acknowledge that categories of difference are fluid and not necessarily fixed. We respect individual rights to self-identification and expression; we encourage activities, gatherings, and conversations in which individuals from all walks of life are empowered to lend their voice and fully participate.
  • Provide resources and space for distinctive programming that further our diversity goals and our shared interests and ideals.
  • Encourage our members to be conscientious, critical thinkers, as well as considerate, responsible leaders.

In order to hold ourselves accountable we commit to the ongoing evaluation of our policies, practices, and programs to assess our progress in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.


2019-2020 Executive Board

President/Delegate

 

Micah Lyles

The Hockaday School

President-Elect/Alternate Delegate

Marisol Scheer
University of the Incarnate Word

 

Past-President/Chief Delegate

Mickey Saloma
John Paul II High School

 

Treasurer

Megan Greene

Executive Assistant

Megan Greene

 

2019-2020 NACAC Delegates

College Delegate

(2018 - 2021)

Keith Ahee
Sam Houston State University

 

College Delegate

(2018 - 2021)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

College Delegate

(2017 - 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

College Delegate

(2017 - 2020)

Victoria Herrera
Texas Christian University

Tony Sarda
Lamar University

 

 

Tom Becker
University of Pittsburgh

 

College Delegate

(2019 - 2022)

 

 

 

Brad Durchslag
Trinity University

 

Secondary Delegate

(2018 - 2021)


Joseph Miller

 

Secondary Delegate

(2017 - 2020)


Demetra Durham
L. V. Berkner High School

 

Secondary Delegate

(2018 - 2021)


Carl Tippen
Westlake Academy
 

 

 

2019-2020 Executive Board Committee Chairs

Admission Practices



Jonah O'Hara
 St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Austin

Tom Becker
University of Pittsburgh

Advancement

Kellen Lewis Headshot

 

Kellen Lewis
The Oakridge School

Rachel Butler
Drake University
College Fairs

Elizabeth Jones

The Hockaday School


Anni Judkins

Texas State University

Communications

Tyler Hicks
Austin College

 
Conference
Marisol Scheer
University of the Incarnate Word
 
          Na'Taria Muse
           Houston ISD
Government Relations

Vanessa Gibson
Midway High School

Toni Schexnyder
The Winston School San Antonio

Inclusion, Access and Success

 

Bridget Adiukwu

EMERGE

 

Jose DejesusGil

San Jacinto College 

 

Membership

 

Michael Minter
Houston ISD

 

 

Nominating and Awards

 

Mickey Saloma

John Paul II High School 

 
Professional Development

Rob Mooring
St. Agnes Academy


Kimberly West
University of Oklahoma

Strategy Planning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer Ad Hoc



Joseph Miller
St. Agnes Academy

 

April Yandell

Texas Christian University

 


 

Carl Tippen

 Westlake Academy 

 

 

 

 

Nominations

TACAC offers our members an opportunity to nominate candidates for TACAC officer positions and awards.  Nomination forms are due to the TACAC Past-President by early spring at least 2 months prior to the state conference. A call will be put out in January.

Executive Positions

President-Elect – Single-slated candidate.  Position alternates between university and high school counselor each year.  Will become President the following year.  Primary duties include but not limited to chairing Conference Planning Committee, serving on and attending all meetings of the Executive Committee and Executive Board, assisting the President with duties as deemed appropriate, and identifying association members who might be appropriate selections for committee chairpersons.  Serves a one-year term. 

Treasurer-Designate – Single-slated candidate.  Position shadows Treasurer one year prior to assuming responsibilities of Treasurer.  Primary duties include but not limited to maintaining the official financial records of the Association and to report on the financial condition of the Association at General Membership and Executive Board meetings.  This person is a member of the Executive Board and Committee.  Serves a three-year term.

NACAC Assembly Delegate – Double-slated candidate (unless more than one vacancy).  At least one member from both high school and university is selected each year.  Primary responsibilities include considering the views of TACAC to determine how to vote on issues at the national conference.  Serves on the Executive Board.  Serves a three-year term.