Nominating Committee

Nominating Chair: James B. Massey, Jr., PCACAC Past President, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

 Committee Members:

  • Ann Marie Strauss, PCACAC President, The Bryn Mawr School (MD)
  • Damian Garcia, Professional Development Vice-Chair, Glenelg Country School (MD)
  • Nicholas Orban, Credentials and Bylaws Chair, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)


The PCACAC Nominating Committee values your opinion as we vote for the following 2022 Executive Board positions.  Each position holds a three-year term and the responsibilities are outlined below.

  • President-Elect
  • Executive Vice President
  • At-Large Delegate

Details about the 2022 Candidates and Election


PRESIDENT-ELECT (THREE-YEAR TERM):  The President-Elect shall succeed in sequence to the office of the President and then to the office of Past-President upon the annual completion of the term of each office. 

Responsibilities of the President-Elect include:

  • Serve as a voting member of the Executive Committee
  • Attend all Executive Committee meetings and, in the absence of the President, preside at any official PCACAC function
  • Succeed to the office of the President in the event of an early vacancy in that office and then continuing to serve the normal term as President
  • Serve as Ex-officio member of all PCACAC committees except Governance & Nominating; attend select meetings as necessary to understand committee challenges, present issues, or priorities
  • Serve as a member of and advisor to the Conference Planning Committee; to serve as Conference Program Committee Chair
  • Serve as a delegate to the NACAC Assembly
  • Represent PCACAC at the NACAC Leadership Development Institute (LDI), the Legislative Conference/President’s Council Meeting, and other NACAC related events when appropriate
  • Assist the President with the goals and objectives of PCACAC
  • Act as the group coordinator of the “Professional Practice and Development” committees (Conference Chair, conference sub-committees, Professional Development and sub-committees, Meetings and Events Site coordinator) to encourage collaboration among committees, ensure on-going recruitment and participation of committee members, and provide committee reports during Executive Committee meetings, as needed
  • Assist in development and implementation of professional development opportunities for the general membership and the Executive Committee
  • Assure, in concert with the President and Immediate Past President, PCACAC representation and involvement in other allied Associations
  • Participate, as requested, in other state and regional conferences
  • To fulfill the three-year presidential cycle and the concomitant responsibilities
  • Assist the President in ensuring the Executive Committee’s work is directed towards achieving the goals set forth in PCACAC’s Strategic Plan

Executive Vice President (THREE-YEAR TERM):  

Responsibilities of the Executive Vice President include:

Serve as a voting member of the Leadership Team and Executive Board

  • Act as the group coordinator of the “Communications & Marketing” committees (Communications, College Fairs) to encourage collaboration among committees, ensure ongoing recruitment and participation of committee members, and provide committee reports during Leadership Team meetings
  • Explore new and innovative ways to deliver information to members of the organization as well as community members and government leaders
  • To record the minutes of all meetings of the Membership, Leadership Team, and Executive Board, as well as any special meetings called by the President for the purposes of conducting PCACAC business, and to distribute those minutes within 30 days to appropriate parties.
  • Contact Committee Chairs to submit Committee Reports by deadline set by the President
  • Solicit articles for “The Anchor”

AT-LARGE DELEGATE (THREE-YEAR TERM):  PCACAC elects Delegates to the NACAC Assembly who shall serve in compliance with the provisions of the NACAC Bylaws. To be a Delegate, a candidate must be the principal representative of a voting NACAC member institution or a voting individual member of NACAC within the geographical area served by PCACAC. Elected Delegates shall serve no more than two consecutive terms.  This election year, three At-large Delegate positions are available.

Delegates are required to attend the Summer Leadership Retreat and Full Board Meeting, participate in a Delegate Training Meeting, and serve as a delegate during the NACAC annual conference. In addition, Delegates are asked to join and participate in another PCACAC committee of choice.

Those persons standing for election as a Delegate in PCACAC who are not elected may be designated as Alternate Delegates for the year in which they stood for election.

Responsibilities of the Delegate include:

  • Identify general membership concerns, especially as they relate to NACAC and the Guide to Ethical Practices in College Admission
  • Represent the concerns of the PCACAC membership to NACAC through appropriate forums
  • Solicit member input on NACAC and PCACAC issues and concerns
  • Delegates are expected to lead or serve as active members of PCACAC standing or ad-hoc committees in addition to leading special projects of the organization