Summer Institute

Using a personalized setting, this event is uniquely designed to provide training, networking opportunities and leadership development for new and mid-level college admission and counseling professionals who assist students in the transition from high school to college. 

Chair:  Alice Robertson, Chantilly High School (VA)
Chair: Kate Perry, William and Mary (VA)
PCACAC office:  Rhonda Douthit, Executive Assistant, [email protected], 434-989-7557

Thank you for joining us on July 9-10, 2018 for our 15th Annual Summer Institute at the University of Richmond!  For those who stayed on for college tours on July 10 and 11 at Randolph-Macon College, Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Mary Washington, we hope you had a terrific time as well. Stay tuned here for information on our 2019 institute. 

Your participation in our professional development programs furthers our mission to support and advance college admission professionals like yourself as you guide your institution, students, and families in an ethical manner.

Members may login at to access details on past professional development events, such as session materials, program schedules, Keynote speakers, faculty, sponsors, and grants/scholarships offered.


Calling all colleges and universities!  We want to bring 120+ counselors and admission professionals to your campus and what better way than to host an upcoming Summer Institute? Submit your proposal to host our 2019 or 2020 Annual Summer Institute today.  Find out how in the Call for Proposals.  It's due June 22, 2018, but let us know if  you need more time.

Call for Proposals


Our sincere appreciation goes out to those who generously supported us in 2018:

  • University of Richmond for providing top-notch service, lodging, food, refreshment breaks, meeting space, and campus tours.  What an amazing staff and campus!  A special "Thank you!" to our Keynote speakers for the Fireside Chat - Dr. Ronald Crutcher, President, and Stephanie Dupaul, Vice President for Enrollment Management.
  • NACAC for sponsorship of the Public School Counselor Grant attendees.



The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) generously provided PCACAC with grant money to support participation of a number of public school counselors at the 2018 PCACAC Summer Institute. The following counselors who work in public school systems or at public charter schools were selected for the scholarship:

2018 recipients are:

  • Adam El Shazli, DC College Access Program (DC)
  • Tonya M. James, Sussex Central High School (DE)
  • Britt D'Antonio Lewis, Meade High School (MD)
  • Kristina Nance, Bridges Baltimore (MD)
  • Alicia Oglesby, KIPP DC: College Preparatory School (DC)