President’s Report, June 2022
Marie Nocella (she/her)


  • We have expanded our anti racist and stress coping resources and have now relocated them to the front of our page to share the resources.  If you have additional resources to share please reach out to the leadership team.


  • We not only stayed within our budget for the Fiscal 2021 year, but had a surplus due to cuts in in-person programming.  Funds from this surplus were approved to be used toward balancing the budget for 2022.

  • Funds from the NACAC Imagine Grant were used to pay for member scholarships for public school and rural area counselors not supported by their districts.


  • We are all excited for the return of in-person programming!  While we know there is value in continuing many virtual options, we look forward to adding back in-person offerings, as well. 

Focus on Transfer Students

  • The student success project from the Gates Grant has concluded.  This project engaged members and non-members in discussions about attainment goals and transfer students. Outcomes and resources are on our website.  A huge debt of gratitude is owed to Kurt Thedie, our Project Manager.  Thank you to everyone who participated.

Future Conferences

  • Next year’s conference will be held at St. Bonaventure- they are very excited to welcome us in June 2023.  Future conference locations have yet to be determined.  If your campus would like to find out more information, please reach out to the Presidents.


  • The 46 member Executive Board and Committee Members work year round and around the clock on programming and support of our membership.  Thank you to our tireless volunteers!

  • Our Past Presidents remain engaged in many ways, including advising the current Presidents.  Thank you to all of our Past Presidents!

  • On a personal note, it has been an honor to serve as your President.  Thank you for your support and participation this year!