How to Join the Executive Council
During Spring/Summer of each year, ACCA starts calling for nominations for ACCA Executive Council positions starting July 1 of the following year. Those nominated must be unified members of ACCA and ACA. For questions about serving or to submit a nomination, please contact the current President, Janelle Johnson.
Cycle of calls for nominations:
Governing Council Representative
Executive Council Member-at-Large; Community or Technical College
Executive Council Member-at-Large; Graduate Students and New Professionals
Executive Council Member-at-Large; Professional Advocacy
Terms of office:
President-elect: 3 year term (one year as President-elect, the second as President, and the final year as Past President)
Secretary: 2 year term
Treasurer: 2 year term
Executive Council Member-at-Large: 3 year term
Governing Council Representative: 3 year term
Qualifications for Officers
President: Demonstrated leadership in ACCA, to include serving as an ACCA Executive Council Member, as an ACCA Committee Chair, or in significant and active state division leadership.
Secretary: Demonstrated leadership in ACCA, to include active involvement at the state or national levels.
Treasurer: Demonstrated leadership in ACCA, to include active involvement at the state or national levels, and to have significant budgetary experience.
Executive Council Member-at-Large: Demonstrated leadership in ACCA, and understanding of the functions of ACCA by having served on ACCA committees, offices, or state college counseling associations. Graduate Student Member-at-Large must be a student at time of election. Community or Technical College Member-at-Large must be affiliated with a two-year institution at the time of election.
Governing Council Representative: Extensive knowledge and understanding of ACCA, its roles and functions, and also of ACA by having demonstrated leadership at the national levels. Preferred qualifications include serving on the Executive Council of ACCA or other ACA governing body.
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ACCA Members in the News
Janelle Johnson comments on the state of mental services at community colleges.
Janelle Johnson on College Counseling” Psychotherapy.net Interview. Follow the
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Janelle Johnson is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article Colleges Use Technology to Help Students Manage Mental Health, October 5, 2018.
Lisa Adams is quoted in the Washington Post article College Students are forming mental-health clubs - and they're making a difference.
June 28, 2018
Lisa Adams is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article Flawed Judgement in Use of Force Against Students.
April 19, 2018
Lisa Adams is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article A World Without Depression.
April 3, 2018
Lisa Adams is quoted in the Time article Record Numbers of College Students Are Seeking Treatment for Depression and Anxiety - But Schools Can't Keep Up.
March 19, 2018
Lisa Adams is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article Moving Away from Charging for Counseling
February 7, 2018
Lisa Adams is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article Suicide Data
January 11, 2018
Lisa Adams is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article All by Myself
October 26, 2017
Lisa Adams is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article Suicide Victims as Art Subjects
October 10, 2017