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About the College Board Forum

College Board Forum brings together dynamic professionals and thought leaders across disciplines to address access and success issues that challenge—and inspire—educators at all levels and in all professions. An annual gathering of professionals from across K–12, higher education, and college access professions, Forum offers dynamic speakers, networking opportunities, and a wealth of sessions and workshops led by experienced colleagues. It’s a chance for great minds in education to discuss hot topics, as well as longstanding concerns related to academic readiness, educational opportunity, and student success. Embedded in the Forum is our annual meeting of members and meetings of each assembly: Academic, Counseling and Admission, and CSS/Financial Assistance. This conference is solution driven, aimed at empowering educators with the knowledge, perspective, and material they need to best serve their organizations.

Forum Committee

College Board Forum is an exceptional conference because of the strength of the sessions and workshops offered each year. The Forum Program Planning Committee, a group of outstanding educators from schools and colleges across the country, plays a critical role by planning a rich and meaningful program for attendees.

Name Title Institution
Steven Ast Principal Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School
Alina Begay Program Coordinator, Multicultural Students Utah State University
Alise Berty Director of Guidance Pike High School
*Sonja Brookins Santelises CEO Baltimore City Public Schools
Celso Cárdenas Upper School Dean Harvard-Westlake School
Melissa Casey Director of Secondary Curriculum Harlandale Independent School District
Robert Coughlin Director of Financial Aid Wesleyan University
*Joseph Dragone Senior Executive Officer Capital Region Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)
Adrian Epps Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dalton State College
*Lewis Ferebee Chancellor District of Columbia Public Schools
Jillian Glaze Director, Student Financial Services Bunker Hill Community College
Edrika Hall Instructional Supervisor Prince George's County Public Schools
Elena Hicks Dean of Admission, Executive Director of Enrollment Services Southern Methodist University
*Patricia McWade Dean, Student Financial Services Georgetown University
Yamilet Medina López Associate Director of Admissions University of Southern California
Cynthia Mendiola-Perez Associate Vice Chancellor for Student and Program Development Alamo Colleges District
Christy Miller Director, Reporting & Systems Processing Texas Tech University
Danielle Parrillo Performance and Accountability Specialist, College & Career Readiness Providence Public School District
Jessica Rafeld Director of Financial Aid St. Norbert College
Keith Todd Director of College Counseling Greenhill School
Francisco Valines Director of Financial Aid Florida International University
Herbie Walker Director, College Counseling Cristo Rey St. Viator College Preparatory High School
Miguel Wasielewski Executive Director of Admissions The University of Texas at Austin

* 2019 Co-Chairs

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College Board Forum 2021
October 27–29, 2021
New York, NY