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 college admission counselors about professional issues and trends.

Chair: Sally O'Rourke, The Potomac School (MD)

Vice Chair: Hamzat Saba, Thurgood Marshall Academy (DC)

Committee Members: 

Jennifer Auchmoody, The Academy of the Holy Cross (MD)
Ashley Browning, Hollins University (VA)
Laura Burrell Baxter, Key School (MD)
Penny Deck, Champion College Counseling (VA)
Bethany Ely, Premium Prep (NC)
Missy Evans-Moreland, Moreland and Associates Educational Consulting, LLC (MD)
Jonathan Gowin, New England Board of Higher Education (MA)
Khala Granville, Morgan State University (MD)
Thomas Hailu, College Track (DC)
Janel Harris, Coppin State University (MD)
Corenthia Hurley, Chavez Schools (DC)

Tuwanda Jackson, Friendship Schools (DC)
Fatmata Koroma, Georgetown Day School (DC)
Rachel Loving, Maggie Walker Governor's School (VA)
Alicia Miller, CollegeBound Foundation (MD)
Jessica Monterastelli, Friends School of Baltimore (MD)
Julia Ross, Professional Tutoring, LLC (VA)
Jill Semmens, Collegiate Directions (MD)
Ann Marie Strauss, The Bryn Mawr School (MD)
Kiristin Tunstell, Achievement Prep Public Charter School Network (DC)
Victoria Turner Turco, Turner Educational Advising, LLC (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 [email protected] or [email protected].

College Application Process

Current and Future of Testing

University of Delaware to make SAT optional 

College Costs

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Ethical College Admissions: Of Presidents and Principals  - Written by PCACAC and NACAC Past President Jim Jump (December 4, 2017).

Majoring in Diversity - Hamilton College's New Mandatory Diversity Initiative

Race on Campus

Financial Aid

Think the Federal-Aid Process Is Crazy? Here’s Some ‘Bureaucratic Sanity’

In College and Beyond

6 Classes I Would Force Every College Student To Take

Career Coaching for the Playdate Generation

For What Kind of Future Work Are We Educating Our Kids

For Undergrads, Peers Play Key Role in Degree Attainment

LinkedIn's CEO Wants to Revolutionize the Global Workforce By Matching All Jobs With Skilled Workers

How Sal Khan Hopes to Remake Education

Will You Sprint, Stroll or Stumble Into a Career?

Mental Health

Starting the Conversation - College and Your Mental Health

Stretched to Capacity-What campus counseling centers are doing to meet rising demand

Outside Reading

Educating an Original Thinker

Eleven Signs a City Will Succeed

Why Cloudy Days Help Us Think More Clearly


Undocumented Students’ Fears Escalate After a DACA Recipient’s Arrest

Trump's Education Plan: School Choice for 'Every Single Inner City Child in America'

The Bathroom Bill-North Carolina's House Bill 2 requires schools and public businesses to have single sex bathrooms based on biological sex only.

Archive of Previous CTFI Articles

We Want to Hear from You!

Have an issue?  Seeing a trend?  Let us know!  Email Sally O'Rourke