Bri Alderman and Lisa Searle (Office of Admission) Coordinate and Present at NYSACAC Winter Institute 2019


Contributed by Sheryl Froehlich


Bri Alderman ’07 MS ’11 (Associate Director of Off-Campus Recruitment) and Lisa Searle (Associate Director of Admission Operations), from the Office of Admission, participated in the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC) Winter Institute at Utica College earlier this month.



Lisa serves as the Winter Institute Co-Chair for NYSACAC and has been involved with the Executive Board since 2012.  In her role as co-chair, she coordinates the planning and execution of the Winter Institute program. Bri presented on the topic “The Changing Admissions Landscape & Trends in Higher Education” and shared industry insight on trends, themes, and working with the current generation of college going students.


The NYSACAC Winter Institute is a one-day comprehensive program which brings together new professionals through dialogue with seasoned mentors on various topics relevant to the early years in the field of college admissions counseling. Additional presentations for the 2019 program included: “Ethics & College Admissions” presented by Tim Lee, Vice President of Enrollment at LeMoyne College, “Financial Aid 101” presented by Donna Shaffner, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management at Utica College, and “Effective Communication” by Dennis Nicholson, Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Recruiting for the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University.


The New York State Association for College Admissions Counseling (NYSACAC) is the state affiliate of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), the only professional association composed of members from secondary schools, community-based organizations, colleges and universities. NYSACAC welcomes members who are involved in assisting students in the transition into their post-secondary education