Professional Development Committee

Chair:  Rebekah LaPlante, Senior Associate Director of Admission, Radford University (VA)

Vice Chair:  Alice Robertson, Chantilly High School (VA)

Committee Members:

  • Anthony Ambrogi, St. Catherine's School (VA)
  • Barbara Conner, Foxcroft School (VA)
  • Tisa Frederick, West Springfield High School (VA)
  • Barbara Hancock, The Potomac School (DC)
  • Christine Jenkins, Univ. of MD Baltimore County (MD)
  • Matthew Johnson, Fairfax County Public Schools (VA)
  • Matt Kaberline, Georgetown Visitation (DC)
  • Jeannine Lalonde, University of Virginia (VA)
  • Crys Latham, Washington Latin Public Charter Sch (DC)
  • Mary Layman,The Covenant School (VA)
  • Kate Perry, William and Mary (VA)
  • Luis Portillo, University of Delaware (DC & VA)
  • Julia Ross, Professional Tutoring, LLC (VA)
  • Ben Rous, Hampton Roads Academy (VA)
  • Jennifer Scott, Norfolk Academy (VA)
  • Lauren Wagner, George Mason University (VA)
  • Libby Weith, St. Stephens & St. Agnes School (VA)
  • Jennifer Williams, Jemicy School School (MD)
  • Hannah Wolff, Langley High School - CCS (VA)
  • Rachel Wyant, St. Margaret's School (VA)


The Professional Development Committee develops programs, training models and forums for professional issues and trends which will assist in the development of college admission counseling at secondary schools and post-secondary institutions.  To view our archive of past events and professional development materials, login as a member and click on the sub menus under Professional Development.  If you are not a member, please visit and click on "Join" under the Membership Information section.

The co-chairs of Professional Development will work to build a cohesive professional development program that seeks to serve the membership of PCACAC. Specifically, the co-chairs will organize and manage a committee that will plan the day-to-day professional development programs. Furthermore, the co-chairs will help identify and develop future leaders of PCACAC by recruiting young professionals to present at programs.  The co-chairs will report on efforts, as well as represent the interests of Professional Development to the President's Council through regular board meetings and communication with President of PCACAC.

A member benefit

Members may login at to access hidden menus under "Professional Development".  There you can view our program schedules, session materials,  information on faculty, sponsors, keynote speakers, and grants/scholarships offered.

What's Coming Up?

Other Professional Development Opportunities


IACAC MIDWest Conference
May 20-22, 2018

Minnesota, Iowa, Dakotas, and Wisconsin 

IACAC Middle Management University (MMU)
May 20, 2018

June 10-13, 2018

PNACAC Summer College Tour
June 17-22, 2018

PACAC College Counseling Leadership Institute / College Tour
June 22-24, 2018

King’s College, Marywood University, Misericordia University, The University of Scranton, Wilkes University

PACAC 55th Annual Conference
June 24-26, 2018
Kalahari Resort

July 5-August 14, 2018
Online through Michigan Virtual University

July 15-20, 2018

PACAC 41st Summer Institute
July 16-18, 2018
Bucknell University

NEACAC Advanced Secondary School Counselor Summer Institute
July 16-18, 2018
Geared toward counselors with at least 5 years experience.
Roger Williams University
Bristol, RI

Admission Counselor University (ACU)
July 18-19, 2018


NEACAC Summer Institute
July 23-26, 2018
For new college & secondary school counselors (less than two years).
Providence College
Providence, RI

PACAC August Admission Workshop
August 13, 2018
Lehigh University

PACAC Support Staff Workshop
August 13, 2018

Lehigh University

RMACAC UT Salt Lake City College Fair
September 25, 2018 from 5-8pm

University of Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium & Tower
Salt Lake City, UT