KYACAC President

Johnnie Johnson

Greetings, KYACAC!

Serving in the presidential cycle on behalf of KYACAC, and as your president for the 2019-2020 year, is truly an honor and a humbling experience. I am so excited to be the one to continue so many great things this organization has done and continues to do.  As President, I plan to continue to grow our organization by expanding upon the unique and powerful perspectives that reflect our membership.

What an opportunity we have to show case the greatness of our affiliate by hosting the National Conference in our own Louisville, KY (make sure you register!).  Not only will we celebrate the national attractions of beautiful horse farms and great tasting bourbons, but we get to bring to light the resiliency of our professional school counselors and show how dedicated we all are to the future of our Commonwealth through education.  Let us re-energize ourselves and be very intentional about celebrating our students as the eyes of the educational world shine bright on us in September.

I have had the privilege of serving in higher education for the past 20+ years, and I am reminded that times have certainly changed in how we approach our jobs.  The way we recruit students to our colleges & universities, and the way we advise students in our high schools, have pushed us in ways we never thought were possible. Technology, social media and a changing political scene have tested our patience, challenged our traditions and taught us to be ever prepared for a changing society. Therefore, it is incumbent upon us that we find ways to embrace these changes and educate our constituents so we can produce the best students who will become our leaders.

I task each of you with this simple message: GET INVOLVED MORE! Whether at the local, state, regional or national levels, we cannot meet all of these challenges without your help and your talents.  It takes all of us to prepare our students for a future that has not yet been determined.  We have to prepare them for jobs and careers now known, issues not yet discovered and purposes not yet realized.  Your involvement is key!

I look forward to continuing the work that we’ve already done and meeting more of you in the process.  I am here to share ideas, come up with solutions, expand our reach beyond our borders and support our students to the fullest.  Thank you for giving me the honor to serve as your President.

Johnnie Johnson

Director of Admissions, Transylvania University

President, Kentucky Association for College Admissions Counseling

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