Winter Institute Committee


Joseph Fantozzi (Term 2019-2022) 
Director of Recruitment and First Year Scholarships
Hunter College


Lisa Searle  (Term 2019-2022)
Associate Director of Admissions
Ithaca College


The charge of the Winter Institute Committee is to provide an educational forum for new school counselors, college counselors and college admissions counselors. The Institute is a one day intensive program that brings new admissions professionals together for networking and discussion with more seasoned professionals. Through lectures, workshops, and round table discussions, the mentors guide discussions with the participants and share their expertise to provide a foundation of knowledge in topics that touch on all aspects of our profession. The one day professional development event is meant to complement other NYSACAC opportunities (such as Summer Institute) and provide another touchpoint to develop new admissions professionals and assist with building support networks.  

Responsibilities of the Chair/Co-Chairs

  • Select presenters and topics for each year ensuring that presentations are topical and are applicable to all audience members.
  • Prepare and administer the budget for the Institute
  • Select host sites that are strategic and encourage maximum attendance.
  • Promote the Institute by managing all communication plans to encourage maximum attendance.
  • Maintain all records for the Institute
  • Submit reports to the VP for professional development and planning to be presented at each Executive Board meeting.
  • Conduct participant and presenter surveys at conclusion of each event. Use data to influence decisions for the following year.
  • Attend Executive Board meetings
  • Attend the annual NYSACAC and NACAC conferences

Executive Board