The National Association for College Admission Counseling’s (NACAC) National Conference will be held September 27 – 29 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Each year, the premier professional development and networking event for admission professionals and school counselors draws thousands of attendees from all over the world.

To get the most out of #NACAC18, it is important to plan. On this episode of Admissions Live, we will meet the Conference Local Advisory Committee and discuss the do’s, don’ts, and Conference “hacks” you need to know before heading to Salt Lake City.


Admissions Live is sponsored by mStoner, Inc.

Episode Host

Adam Castro

Adam Castro

Adam Castro currently serves as the Vice President of Admissions at Mercy College, a private, multi-campus, comprehensive college in New York. His portfolio includes the areas of college admissions, marketing, branding, and analytics, and the Student Services Support Center. Prior to arriving at Mercy, Adam spent nearly fifteen years at Bloomfield College, the last seven as Vice President for Enrollment Management overseeing admissions, marketing, and financial aid. Adam is an active member of numerous organizations including the National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC), the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), and NAFSA: Association for International Educators. He is also co-host of Admissions Live, a monthly professional development program on the Higher Ed Live network. A New Jersey resident, Adam received his master’s degree in Public Administration from Kean University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies from the Rutgers University School of Communication and Library Studies.


Michelle Rasich

Michelle joined Rowland Hall in 2010 after spending nine years at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper where she was the Junior Class Counselor, Testing Coordinator, and the AP Coordinator. Prior to joining Juan Diego in 2001, she worked in Claremont, California as the Associate Dean of Students at Scripps College for two years, and as the Assistant Dean of Students/Dean of Residential Life at Harvey Mudd College for five years. She graduated from the University of Utah College of Law in 1994 and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine in 1991.


Mateo Remsburg

Mateo Remsburg has been working in high education for the past 22 years in admissions, recruitment, and enrollment management. He has worked at small private institutions and a large research-extensive institution. Mateo’s experience includes strategic planning, recruitment and yield activities, marketing & communication, outreach to specific student populations, campus visit experience, technology utilization, and application review. He holds a BA in psychology, an MS in College Student Personnel and Counseling Services, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his partner and two boys as well as fly fishing.


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