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                                                                                              - NYSACAC Newsletter Committee

From the President's Desk

Happy New Year!


I hope this newsletter finds you well, leaving a successful 2023 behind. Although we just turned the page to 2024, our Executive Board and committees are gearing up for a variety of programs and events planned for the remainder of the school year.



Reflections on the Fall

  • Our President-Elect, steering committee, and Molloy University are busy planning for our arrival on campus the first week of June for the Annual Conference. 

  • Our immediate Past-President and nominating committee are preparing for the upcoming annual election when the first group of regional representatives will be elected (since NACAC voted to eliminate the role of delegates in 2022). They are also seeking awards nominations.
  • In December, the E-Board along with Committee Co-Chairs, met at Union College for a mid-winter retreat. Co-chairs created policy and procedure manuals for each committee to allow for a smooth transition as committee leadership changes each year.

  • Following the retreat, the E-Board adopted the 2024 Proposed Budget, and the Policies and Procedures Manual during the last E-Board meeting of 2023.

Winter and Spring Events

  • Winter Institute kicked off at Syracuse University on January 12th, and at St. Francis College on January 19th. Both locations were well attended with eager new professionals expanding their knowledge, experience, and networking skills.

  • Our annual Middle Management Institute was held in conjunction with Winter Institute at St. Francis, allowing newer professionals to interact and learn from seasoned veterans.

  • Legislative Advocacy Day will take place in Albany on February 13th and allow us to advocate for positive change with elected officials. For those unable to attend in-person, you can participate virtually on February 15th. If you’re unsure of how LAD goes, our awesome co-chairs will make sure you’re prepared!

The E-Board and Committees continue to work hard on your behalf. We hope you will take advantage of as many NYSACAC webinars, events, initiatives, and conversations as your schedule allows. And most importantly, we hope to see you at Molloy University in June!

 - Heidi Green, NYSACAC President

2024 NYSACAC Coming Together and Annual Conference

Our NYSACAC Conference Steering Committee has been hard at work over the last few months planning the 2024 NYSACAC Coming Together and Annual Conference. 

We hope to launch conference registration in the next few weeks. A big change this year is that

NYSACAC will follow the NACAC Conference registration model. Conference registrants will first register for the Coming Together and Annual Conference. If you would like to reside on-campus at Molloy University, you will need to request “housing” on the registration form. The conference hosts will make housing selections, and housing is not automatically guaranteed (we are working to secure blocks of rooms at some local hotels). Anyone interested in on-campus housing is encouraged to register for the conference early.

In addition, the “Call for Proposals” for both Coming Together and the Annual Conference is now live. If you and some colleagues are interested in submitting a conference session proposal for Coming Together, the Annual Conference, or both, visit https://nysacac.memberclicks.net/2024cp#!/

More information regarding the Coming Together and Annual Conference will be sent over the next few months. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at Molloy University this June.

-Dave Follick, NYSACAC President-Elect

   Award Nominations

The NYSACAC Nominating Committee is accepting nominations to award your NYSACAC colleagues. All nominees must be NYSACAC members in good standing. The deadline for award nominations is Friday, May 3, 2024, at 5 p.m.

The 2024 awards include the President's Award, the Distinguished Service Award, the Inclusion, Access, and Success Award, and the Rising Star Award. Find award descriptions and former award recipients at nysacac.org/award-winners

To nominate a colleague for one of these awards, use our Awards Form.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions at [email protected]. Thank you for your attention and participation in our awards process!

- Chris Doyle, Immediate Past President

    Upcoming Events

Committee Updates

College Fairs: Spring fairs planning underway. Save the Date coming soon! | Thank you to everyone who supported our Fall College Fairs, especially Sarah Lawrence College and St. Francis College for hosting! | The College Fairs Committee is looking for new members. Contact us at [email protected] for more info.

Coming Together: Sub-committees creating logos, sending communications, and planning for newcomers session and social events. | Proposal subcommittee eagerly awaiting submissions for review. | Proposal workshop to help members interested in submitting a proposal, but need support coming soon.

Professional Development: Register now for Spring Regional Forums! | “Counseling Students with Physical Disabilities,” Friday, March 8, 2024, 1-3 PM @ Fordham University - Lincoln Center Campus (More Info) | “Counseling Students with Mental Health in Mind,” Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 9-11 AM @ University of Rochester (More Info)

Government Relations:Don't forget to register for Legislative Advocacy Day (LAD), Tuesday, Feb. 13th in Albany (Register here). | What is LAD? NYSACAC members meet with legislators in Albany to advocate for student aid, resources for college counseling, and legislation that lowers barriers to college access and success for students across New York State.

Technology:Working on website, form, and registration updates, including for the Annual Conference and Coming Together Conference. | Assisting NYSACAC committees and SIGs with technology needs for their projects.

SIG Updates

African Diaspora: Planning underway for multiple events pertaining to college access for staff and students, some in collaboration with other SIGs. | Event emails coming soon. Stay tuned!

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