A Message From Our President


Dear PCACAC Community:

I am honored and excited to serve as President of the Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling (PCACAC). It is a privilege to lead such a dynamic and dedicated group of professionals committed to advancing college admission counseling and promoting equitable access to higher education.

My journey in education has been both diverse and fulfilling. I began as a substitute teacher in South Jersey and evolved through roles in admissions, teaching, and nonprofit leadership. For the past eleven years, my work with the CollegeBound Foundation (MD) has focused on supporting the college, career, and life readiness of Baltimore City Public Schools students.

Born in Trinidad, I have always believed in the transformative power of education, and I am committed to bringing that belief to our work at PCACAC. Together, we will continue to advocate for equity in education and support the professional growth of our members.

I look forward to collaborating with each of you as we embark on this journey together. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to our shared mission. Let's make this a year of impactful change and meaningful progress.

I look forward to seeing many of you at Summer Institute at Morgan State University and our virtual Committee Fair on August 27 from 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm.

Warm regards,

Melisa Hypolite
PCACAC President