Committees

The following represent the current standing committees in AARC. If you are interested in joining one of these committees please contact the chair of that committee listed below. New members are always welcome.

Standing Committees

Assessment Committee

Promotes training and best practices in counseling assessment in accordance with the AARC mission. The current chair of the committee is Patrick Mullen.

Bylaws and Ethics

Oversees the adherence and revision of the by-laws, as well as ethical concerns and considerations related to the practice of counseling, assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, and research. The current chair for this committee is Donna Gibson.

Conference Committee

Organizes and plans the national assessment conference for AARC. The committee chair for the 2020 national assessment conference being held virtually is Amanda LaGuarrdia.

Nominations and Elections Committee

Oversees the nomination and election of AARC members to leadership positions including placements on the Executive Council. The committee is composed of the previous three AARC past-Presidents and the current Chair is Jacqueline Swank.

Past-Presidents Advisory Council

Consortium of Association past-presidents that provides informed perspectives about present activities and initiatives to the current Executive Council. The current chair of this council is Catharina Chang.

Public Policy and Advocacy Committee

Supports efforts to advocate for public policies and legislation that advance the ethical use of assessment, research, and evaluation by counselors. The current chair for this committee is Stephen Lenz.

Research Committee

Promotes training and best practices in counseling research in accordance with the AARC mission. The current chair of the committee is Karrie Swan.

Specialty Standards and Statements

Collaborates with ACA divisions to provide, advise, and facilitate the formation of standards and statements related to the interests, mission, and purpose of AARC. The current chair for this committee is Michelle Hollenbaugh.

Sponsored Research Grants

Responsible for providing oversight of the submission and selection of the sponsored research grants. The current co-chairs for this committee is Carrie Wachter Morris and Jamie Stickl.

Diversity

Responsible for providing oversight of issues of diversity related tot he purpose of AARC as indicated in the AARC by-laws. The current chair for this committee is Peeper McDonald.

Individual Service Appointments

Emerging Leader Program Co-chairs

Coordinates developmental and mentoring experiences for graduate students and new professionals who are interested in professional development and growth through AARC. The current co-chairs are Nicole Stargell and Julia Whisenhunt.

FACT Representative

Supportive liaison for issues involving use of assessment and testing practices in counseling and education. The current representative is Lori Ellison.

Social Media Co-chair

Promotes the web-based footprint of member activities that are consistent with the interests, mission, and purpose of AARC. The current co-chairs for this committee are Rachael Ammons Whitaker and Agnes Lou.

Web Manager

Manages and updates information on the AARC website. The current web manager is Agnes Lou.