Current Trends/Future Issues Committee

Mission Statement

The Committee on Current Trends and Future Issues (CTFI) annually reviews trends in counseling, college admission and enrollment management.  The Committee makes recommendations for programs and services that educate and inform members and other publics about professional issues and trends.

Chair: David J. Hamilton, St. Marys Ryken High School (MD)

Committee Members: 

  • Kyle Allwine, University of Mary Washington (VA)

  • Theresa Bedoya, Maryland Institute College of Art (MD)
  • Elizabeth Dugas, University of Alabama (VA Region)

  • Chris Hill, Oak Hill Academy (VA)
  • Gardner Humphreys, George C. Marshall High School (VA)
  • Crys Latham, The Washington Latin Public Charter School (DC)

  • Rachel Loving, Maggie Walker Governor's School (VA)

  • Ann Sarkisian, DePauw University (IN)

  • Ann Marie Strauss, Garrison Forest School (MD)

Resources and Readings

Our committee will periodically post links to articles and resources related to college admission and/or guidance.  Even if we don’t all agree with these articles, we hope they will be thought-provoking and spark a discussion among our members.  Have an article you’d like to add?  Email a link to



The following is a PDF of the presentation by members of the CTFI committee at the PCACAC Spring Conference on April 21, 2015:

PCACAC 50th Annual Conference - Closing Session: "This is Now, What is Next?"


Summer 2015 Articles

The College Application Process

Are college admissions applications outdated and inefficient?

Emerging Trends in Public University Admissions

Unfair Admissions Criteria?


The Future of Testing

Allegheny College Admissions To Go Test Optional Starting With Class Entering in Fall 2016


In College and Beyond

Here's What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen As Official

The Challenge of the First-Generation Student


Outside Reading

Million-Dollar Murray


Archive of Previous CTFI Articles

NACAC Current Trends and Future Issues Committee

For more information on what the national committee is doing, click HERE.

We Want to Hear from You!

Have an issue?  Seeing a trend?  Let us know!  Email