2020 Election

As a valued member, PCACAC's Nominating Committee appreciates member participation in the 2020 Executive Board election.  Our newly elected officers  will take office July 1, 2020 and are outlined below.

Thank you for your commitment to PCACAC!


John E. "Jake" Talmage
Immediate Past President and Nominating Chair
[email protected] 

PRESIDENT-ELECT (3-year term):  

JAMES B. MASSEY, JR. is Director of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Maryland College Park (MD)

Personal Statement


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:

  • Serve as a voting member of the Leadership Team
  • Attend all Leadership Team 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/Executive Board 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 Leadership Team meetings, as needed
  • Assist in development and implementation of professional development opportunities for the general membership and the Leadership Team
  • 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 Leadership Team’s work is directed towards achieving the goals set forth in PCACAC’s Strategic Plan



JOSE ERIC GARCIA is Assistant Director of Admissions for Multicultural Recruitment at the University of Richmond (VA)

Responsibilities of the Government Relations Chair:

  • Serve as a voting member of the Executive Board
  • Lead the Government Relations Committee in its charge to be a catalyst, heightening awareness and sensitivity to federal, state, and local educational issues
  • Promote PCACAC, via public policy efforts, as the premier source of information in the state on issues related to college access and transition.
  • Develop relationships with other educational agencies and government officials and establish a vehicle to maintain open communication among those involved in and affected by educationally related legislation
  • Strengthen committee membership to include a state-level subcommittee and chair for each of the four states in the affiliate (VA, MD, DE, WV).  Support the state-level leadership for an annual advocacy day effort in each state
  • Serve as liaison to NACAC’s Government Relations Committee
  • Promote participation in NACAC’s Legislative Action Center
  • Attend the NACAC Legislative Conference and represent PCACAC and its constituencies when meeting with legislators and aides
  • Develop avenues for dialogue with local policy-making communities and with allied associations
  • Establish a PCACAC communication network that can monitor, report and take action on state and federal legislation important to PCACAC and to secure a list of PCACAC members of Congress.
  • Work with PCACAC’s leadership to formulate the Association’s view/position on legislative issues
  • Inform and educate the membership on important legislative issues at the local, state and federal levels

AT-LARGE DELEGATES (3-year term):  


ALPHONSO GARRETT JR. is Director of Admissions & Recruitment, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Personal Statement


ALICE MARGRAFF is Director of College Counseling at McDonogh School (MD)

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, two 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 Assembly at 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.

The responsibilities of the Delegate include:

  • Identify general membership concerns, especially as they relate to NACAC and the Code of Ethical and Professional Practices (CEPP)
  • Represent the concerns of the PCACAC membership to NACAC through appropriate forums
  • Vote on issues and motions raised at the NACAC Assembly and vote in the selection of the NACAC President-Elect and Board of Directors positions
  • Solicit member input on NACAC and PCACAC issues and concerns raised through NACAC and the Assembly
  • Serve voluntarily on a standing committee of choice

NOTE:  Alternate Delegates shall be ready to replace a Delegate at the NACAC Assembly if a situation arises that prevents the Delegate from attending the Assembly.  Alternate delegates should also be prepared to replace a Delegate should that delegate no longer be able to fulfill his/her responsibilities.  Delegates and Alternates must be individual members of NACAC or the principal voting members of the member institutions they represent.