Newsletter Committee


Brian Gleitsmann (Term 2019-2022) alt
Assistant Director of Admissions 
Utica College 

Darnell Douglas (Term 2020-2023) 

School Counselor
Bethlehem Central High School 


Committee Members

Cristina Rivas-Laline 
School Counselor
Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School

Brooke Stevens
Assistant Director/Parent Coordinator, Office of Admissions
Nova Southeastern University

Kristin Wood
Freshman Admissions Counselor
Nazareth College

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The charge of the Newsletter Committee is to produce three newsletters posted to the NYSACAC website annually. The NYSACAC Newsletter contains information that reflects the issues and needs of high school and college counselors and administrators. Its purpose is to disseminate important information to NYSACAC members, to facilitate ongoing interaction between members, and to provide a forum to share ideas, research, and insights. Visit here to view our newsletter!

Article Submissions 
Articles submitted for consideration for publication should be concise. Articles may be edited for content. Please include contact information of persons mentioned in articles, as well as the contact information of person(s) submitting articles. Submission deadlines are as follows: October 4, January 17, and May 15.  Email submissions to [email protected].

Photo Submissions
Electronic photos in color or in black and white may be submitted via e-mail. The NYSACAC Newsletter staff reserves the right to use, edit, or crop photos. Photos may be used for a specific issue or archived for future use. Not all photos may be published. 

Advertisement Submissions
All advertising must be of professional relevance to NYSACAC members. NYSACAC reserves the right to refuse advertisements at any time. Advertise with NYSACAC.

Suggested topics include:

  • Journal Articles and Book Reviews: analyses on current subjects and books
  • Resources and Tips: tools, ideas, and more for counselors and advisors 
  • Innovations: best practices, visionary/imaginative collaborations, exhibits, programs or other services that are potential precedents for others 
  • Event Highlights: highlights, social experiences/activities, and knowledge/lessons learned at college fairs, national fairs, workshops, seminars, Camp College, and other professional development events 
  • Important Dates: upcoming college fairs, national fairs, announcements of workshops, seminars, programs, grant deadlines, professional forums, etc. 
  • Congratulations: Includes institutional and personal awards, announcements of members who are promoted or taking new positions or institutions, grants received, and any project that should be congratulated by other members 
  • Job Announcements: free for institutional members; non-members- $25 for first 50 words
  • Committee Updates and Activities: reports from the Executive Board, Admission Practices, Camp College, CBO and Opportunity Programs, College Fair, College Tour, Development, Government Relations, Human Relations, Membership, Professional Development, Scholarship, School-College Relations, Technology, Summer Institute, and more.

Responsibilities of the Chair/Co-Chairs

  • Solicit committee members to include geographic representation, high school and college, from both public and private sectors. A member from the Technology Committee will serve as a liaison to the Newsletter Committee.
  • Design a newsletter template. All issues include a “President’s Corner” article, State Conference update, and editorials on counselor related issues. Each issue will have additional articles from committee chairs as necessary.
  • Produce three newsletters annually. Steps include:
    1. Assign topics to committee members for information gathering
    2. Gather relevant advertisements
    3. Edit all articles
    4. Design the newsletter and post to website
    5. Distribute accordingly

Responsibilities of Committee Members

  • Contribute one or two items per newsletter either through writing or soliciting articles from members.
  • Edit articles for publication as assigned by Co-Chairs.