A Message from President Marissa Guijarro


Dear Current and Future Members,

I am ready to serve with joy as NYSACAC President for the 2020-21 year, inspired by the prestigious legacy of past presidents and the enthusiasm of our talented volunteers. You can enjoy the benefits of membership by joining NYSACAC today. Together with a dedicated presidential team and executive board, we look forward to a year of proactive work, innovation, and continued service to our membership.  (Please also see the NYSACAC Statement of Inclusion and Diversity here.)

The strategic plan of NYSACAC through 2021 covers the following core areas: access and success, advocacy, exposure, organizational effectiveness, membership, and leadership. In the past academic cycle, we proved to be a creative and fluid association as we responded to public health restrictions to move from face-to-face programming to culminating the academic year with the first-ever virtual Coming Together and Annual Conference. We are resilient, prudent, and innovative in an evolving and challenging landscape.

We engage in conversations and activities, whether virtual or in-person, through legislative advocacy, professional development, college access and success programming for students, and member engagement. Last year, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded NYSACAC a grant for the Student Success Project, which includes fostering partnerships with other stakeholders to identify best practices to increase college completion rates and transfer student access and articulation in New York State. 

As a member of NYSACAC, you belong to a nurturing community including professionals from college admissions and enrollment management, public and independent school and college counselors, community-based organization counselors, independent educational consultants and a dynamic group of retirees. If you are interested in volunteering for NYSACAC, please fill out this form or email [email protected]

However you are involved, thank you for being part of NYSACAC. 

Warm regards,
Marissa Guijarro
[email protected]