General Membership Meetings
Annual membership meetings are held in conjunction with the summer and NACAC conferences. Minutes for the most recent meeting are not approved by the membership until the following meeting.
Executive Board Meetings
The OACAC Executive Board meets in conjunction with the summer conference and NACAC conference. Between meetings, other business is conducted through a board email system.
Two documents govern the running of the association. OACAC has a set of Bylaws which provide the framework of our association. Changes to the bylaws require approval of the membership. The Executive Board also has a Policy and Procedures manual which provides guidance for the day to day running of our association. This manual, unlike the bylaws, can be changed by a vote of the OACAC Executive Board.
OACAC Annual Awards
OACAC annually recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the college counseling and admission profession. OACAC members are invited to submit nominations for the following special recognition awards. To nominate someone for this year's awards, please download and fill out our OACAC Awards Nomination Form.
Lifetime Achievement Award
OACAC established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002 to recognize an individual who has contributed to the profession in a significant and lasting manner. This award, which represents OACAC's highest member tribute, is presented to an individual who, over a period of years, has performed outstanding service to OACAC, to our profession, and to the international college counseling community. Sitting members of the OACAC Executive Board are ineligible for this award.
Award Winners:Beth Linguri 2003
Peggy Templeton Strong 2004
Jane Lowery 2005
Vivian Cipolla 2006
Nicholas Senecal 2007Shep Shanley 2008Joyce Smith 2009
Richard Dawson 2010
Barbara Marlow 2011
Janet Hurd 2012Frieda Dietrich 2013
Distinguished Service Award
This award recognizes a person who has provided OACAC with unique and outstanding service to our association.
Award Winners:Peter Hauet 2003Doug Thompson 2004
Hamilton Gregg 2005
Marie Vivas 2006
Dale Ford 2007Bridget Herrera 2008
Joe Walsh 2009
Panetha Nychis Ott 2010
Cathy Curtis 2011
Jimm Crowder 2012Clay Hensley 2013