NACRAO Committees

The strength of NACRAO is in its membership.  Without the volunteer efforts of “NACRAO-nians,” the organization would not be a viable resource for the professionals across our state.  The most basic way to get involved in NACRAO is to serve on a committee. To sign up for a committee please click the link below each committee description.

With over a dozen options, there are plenty of choices to lend your expertise in an area, or even better, become active in an area where you are not familiar to increase your professional development. The Annual Conference is the best place to sign up to volunteer your services.  Be sure to attend the Annual Conference to get involved in this great organization.


College and Transfer Fairs Planning

The committee shall be responsible for activities relating to the professional advancement of admissions officers and for coordination of activities/problem solving between high school and community college personnel and NACRAO members. Committee will plan high school college fairs and transfer fairs. The College and Transfer Fairs Planning Committee coordinates and plans the schedule of College Fairs and Transfer Fairs generally occurring in September and October each year.  Committee members have direct contact with high school counselors as events are approved or denied for inclusion on the NACRAO Master Calendars.  Members may also be asked to serve as hosts at area receptions held throughout the fair travel period.  

Fairs Planning Committee Sign Up



Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB)

The committee shall foster awareness in student services and address issues of concern related to historically under-represented populations, international students, first generation students, gender identity, and individuals with disabilities. The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee also assists the LAC by contributing sessions at the Annual Conference.

DEIB Committee Sign Up



Local Arrangement Committee (LAC)

The LAC is responsible for budgeting and planning the Annual Conference. Committee members continue to serve throughout the conference assisting members as needed.  

LAC Committee Sign Up



Member Services

The goal of the Member Services Committee is to find ways to better enhance membership opportunities for NACRAO members. We strive to serve members through recruiting new members and promoting NACRAO through marketing efforts, partnering with other committees to offer workshops or bringing in special guest speakers, coordinating campus visits, fostering relationships with high school counselors and other organizations, conducting membership surveys and listening to member needs, and researching and disseminating information on current topics in higher education. The committee is also responsible for securing promotional items, and maintaining the Membership Directory and listserv members.

Member Services Committee Sign Up



Nominations and Elections

The committee shall be responsible for presenting to the membership a slate of officers; president-elect, vice-presidents, secretary, and treasurer, at the annual meeting for election for the coming year. The committee shall further be responsible for the election and election procedures for the coming year. The committee shall be chaired by the immediate past president and consist of one past president, the president-elect, and one non-officer voting representative.

Nominations & Elections Committee Sign Up



Professional Development – Admissions

The main event that this committee organizes is the Admissions' Summer Institute (ASI). The Admissions Summer Institute is typically held in July and is designed to be a comprehensive orientation and training for new professionals presented by veteran NACRAO counselors. This committee will also be responsible for submitting at least one proposal to the LAC of interest to admissions professionals for the Annual Conference. 

PD- Admissions Committee Sign Up



Professional Development – Registrars

The purpose of this committee is to provide an opportunity for Registrars' Professional Development by meeting for at least one day-long workshop covering topics that are timely and will improve the skills of those in the profession. This committee will also provide assistance to the LAC by recommending and/or developing sessions of interest to registrars for the Annual Conference. 

PD- Registrars Committee Sign Up




The Recognition committee is responsible for soliciting nominations for and evaluating candidates for the various NACRAO awards. Any individuals or organizations which meet the standards are recommended to the NACRAO Board of Directors for approval.  Those approved NACRAO awards are presented at the Annual Conference. Current NACRAO awards and the criteria to be considered are here. 

Recognition Committee Sign Up



Technology & Social Media

The Technology & Social Media Committee shall address issues and foster awareness for advancements in technology and social media related to the mission of the colleges and universities in the NACRAO membership. They are also charged with the creation and upkeep of the NACRAO website. This committee will work closely with Heartland Hosting to make sure the web is accurate, up-to-date, and most importantly, the main source of communication for this organization. The technology committee also maintains the NACRAO social media outlets, such as Facebook and Twitter. No knowledge of web-development is necessary to serve on this committee. 

Technology Committee Sign Up