Special Sessions

Conference Welcome and Recognition Awards

Wednesday, June 6
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Whalen Center, Ford Hall Auditorium

Join us as we kick off the conference by honoring the accomplishments of your counseling contemporaries who have dedicated their lives to advocating for students and families in their transition to postsecondary education. The following NYSACAC awards will be presented to deserving college and high school counselors:

  • Human Relations Award
  • Distinguished Service Awards
    - High School Counselor of the Year
    - College Counselor of the Year
  • President’s Award

We will also hear from NACAC board member, Steve Syverson, about NACAC’s recent accomplishments and future plans. NACAC is the premier association in our profession for college admission counseling; make sure you are present to hear how they are helping support you and our vocation.

Come support those who have helped plan the 34th NYSACAC Annual Conference and honor your colleagues who have made outstanding contributions to the field of education, their profession, and NYSACAC. What a positive way to start your conference experience at Ithaca College!

Featured Session: Enrollment Leadership Roundtable

Wednesday, June 6
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Whalen Center, Ford Hall Auditorium

What are colleges and universities doing to address access and affordability? How has the recession impacted student recruitment and enrollment? How is our profession changing, and what challenges lie ahead? Hear a panel of chief enrollment officers from New York colleges and universities share their thoughts on the most pressing issues facing admission and college counseling. In this informative and interactive session, panelists will respond to your questions and share their experience and perspective.

Greg Wasserman, NYSACAC Past President and Guidance Counselor at the Wheatley School


  • Beth Evans, Vice President for Enrollment Management at St. John’s University
  • Eric Maguire, Vice President for Enrollment and Communication at Ithaca College
  • Lee H. Melvin, Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment at Cornell University
  • Sandra Starke, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at the State University of New York at Binghamton