Coming Together Committee


Zee Santiago (Term 2018-2021) 
College & Career Planning Manager
NYC Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Readiness



Briana Avery (Term 2020-2023)
Director of College Counseling
DREAM Charter High School

[email protected]


The charge of the Coming Together Committee is to plan and execute the Coming Together Conference (CTC) as part of the Annual NYSACAC Conference. The goal of CTC is to create a safe space where passionate professionals from colleges, high schools, and community-based organizations (CBOs) engage in critical conversations to propel our practice of equity, access, and success in post-secondary education forward.

Responsibilities of the Chair/Co-Chairs

  • Attend the July and April Executive Board meetings, and more, if possible.
  • Recruit diverse committee members, including but not limited to race, gender, geography, job function, etc.
  • Submit committee report to the Vice President for Inclusion, Access, and Success two weeks before every board meeting.
  • Organize monthly meetings of the committee.
  • Oversee issues relating to recruitment and advocacy within the committee.
  • Develop goals and a strategic plan for the committee and CTC.
  • Keep abreast of policies and programs at the national level and incorporate them when appropriate.
  • Reflect on successes and areas to improve after each CTC.