Get Involved

Make the most of your PNACAC membership and get involved! As a volunteer organization, we rely upon our members to give of their time and expertise to fulfill our mission and strategic plan. No matter how long you have been in your profession, your experience can make a difference!

Each PNACAC committee works toward organizational goals in its own way; this may include conducting meetings, developing programs, completing projects, and communicating with members and non-members alike. Committee Chairs are responsible for their committee's goals and coordinating committee members, as well as serving on the PNACAC Executive Board.

In addition to contributing to the overall purpose of PNACAC, volunteering on a committee is also a fantastic opportunity for networking and professional growth. Ready to get involved? Email any Committee Chair to learn more about how you can contribute!

 

Committees

Admission Practices | Responsible for monitoring the NACAC Code of Ethics and Professional Practices as it applies to the PNACAC membership. It recommends a course of action in cases of violation of these principles by PNACAC member institutions. It alerts members of new practices and procedures in college admission and to formulate and recommend needed changes.

Awards and Recognition | Endeavors to honor exemplary professionals among our membership and the professional community.

College Fairs | Consists of representatives of each regional fair offered by PNACAC and coordinates efforts of the fairs to equitably and successfully provide area students with access to the highest-quality fairs possible.

Communications | Responsible for ensuring all members are kept up to date on organization news.

Diversity, Equity and Access (DEA) | Responsible for developing policy recommendations and implementing programs to assist those who may face challenges in accessing postsecondary educational opportunities. The DEA also provides support and resources to underserved members of PNACAC.

Finance | Oversees the compliance of PNACAC's fiscal policies and help guide the financial direction of the organization. The Finance Committee is made up of the President, President-Elect, Past-President, Treasurer, Treasurer-Elect, Past-Treasurer, and one at-large Delegate.

Government Relations | Responsible for effectively representing the best interests of PNACAC members to NACAC as well as to local, regional and national legislators.

Inter-Association | Promotes the value of PNACAC membership to corollary college counseling organizations that share a common vision and endorse and adhere to the CEPP of NACAC.

Membership | Promotes and increases membership in PNACAC and advises the Membership Chair regarding membership issues.

National College Fairs | Provides support to the National College Fair Chairs for the planning and execution of the four National College Fairs hosted in the region (Boise, Portland, Seattle, Spokane).

Professional Development | Responsible for developing policy recommendations and programs that will assist members in their professional growth and development.

Technology | Responsible for regular maintenance, evaluation, and improvement of the PNACAC website and technology applications, as well as ensuring appropriate access to and storage of electronic records.

 

Executive Board Officers and Committee Chairs

The primary purpose of the PNACAC Executive Board is to provide general direction and policies for PNACAC. The members of the Board include Officers (President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, NACAC Assembly Delegates, Treasurer, Treasurer-Elect, Secretary), Committee Chairs, NACAC College Fair Chairs, and members-at-large.

Care shall be taken to balance Executive Board representation among segments of PNACAC membership. All active PNACAC members may be considered for an elected Executive Board position. When Executive Board positions are open, any member in good standing may self-nominate or nominate another PNACAC member for consideration by the nominating committee.

Each winter, the Immediate Past-President puts out a call for nomination and/or application for any open PNACAC Executive Board positions. The membership votes in all selected Executive Board members at the annual PNACAC Conference in the spring.