Greetings from Iowa ACAC!

“Do you have to work all year or do you have the summer months off?”

Whether you are on the secondary or post-secondary side of education, I bet you hear this question, for I hear it all the time. And while I say that it is still a busy time, I do find it to be less chaotic than the other seasons. It’s officially summer; whether you have the next few months off or not, this is the ideal time to reflect on the past year. Take some time to examine what strategies and tactics have worked; equally important is to reflect on what strategies should be fine-tuned (or discarded) in the upcoming year.  

Have a happy summer! While I don’t have the next several months off, I promise I will be spending time reflecting, resting and reenergizing for the upcoming academic year. It’s my hope that you can use summer to do the same.

Mark Ash
Iowa ACAC President

Welcome to our new Executive Board Officers and Chairpersons!

Tom Paulsen, University of Iowa

Josh Kite, Coe College

 Past President Council's Rep.
Tim Hauber, Iowa State University

College Day/Night Program
Erik Ryan, Mount Mercy University

 Conference Planning
Mallory Luensmann, Wartburg College

Inclusion, Access, and Success
Co-Chairs Juana Hollingsworth, University of Northern Iowa & Jesus Lizarraga, Iowa State University

The Iowa ACAC August Scenes is in member mailboxes! New blog articles posted, too!


Next Member MeetUp 
Sunday, Sept. 23 - Following the Golden Circle College Fair
Watch for location!

Iowa ACAC Cares is coming - we're collecting toiletry items (small AND big) at the following college fairs: 
Sept. 24-Dowling Catholic, Sept. 25 - Marshalltown Community College, Oct. 11 - Lewis Central. 


Our Mission

To ensure students equitable treatment by, and access to, the widest array of postsecondary educational options, the Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling seeks to foster positive and productive relationships among individuals, institutions, and other organizations involved in the transition process.