The exploration and development of programs that provide opportunities to facilitate students' transitions to post-secondary education is the focus of the Community Relations Committee's work.
With a plethora of work to be done, the Conference Planning Committee organizes the Annual HACAC Conference and its ancillary events (including the pre-conference social and post-conference cultural outing). There is absolutely something for everyone to do. This is a great place to get your proverbial feet wet and ease your way into the association.
The Development Committee advises the HACAC Executive Board on budgetary policies and issues on revenue generation, membership dues and forms, and monitors investment strategies.
Diversity, Equity, and Access
The Diversity, Equity, and Access Committee shall advance the association's commitment to inclusion for underserved students and the educational professionals who guide them.
The Government Relations Committee provides leadership in identifying areas of government policy affecting the mission of HACAC and its membership. This is done through preparation of policy briefs, meeting with legislators, working with the NACAC office of Government Relations on ways to advocate for our mission.
The Membership Committee solicits membership in the organization for both HACAC and NACAC. They collect dues and forward them to the Treasurer. Additionally, they work to maintain records of membership - including maintaining the online member directory.
NACAC College Fair (Honolulu)
This busy committee coordinates the local arrangements for the NACAC National College Fair that takes place in Honolulu in the Fall and Spring. The committee has worked in the past to secure grant money to bus students to and from the fair, scheduled volunteers to man booths at the fair, and served as liaison to the NACAC National College Fair Committee to ensure a smoothly operating event.
Neighbor Island College Fairs
Arranging the HACAC College Fairs on the neighbor islands is also a large task and can only happen with a committed, enthusiastic committee. Coordination of venue, publicity, and scheduling of exhibitors is performed by this committee.
Neighbor Island Representatives
Hawai'i, Kaua'i, and Maui County Representatives serve as the spokesperson for their island on issues/concerns regarding college admission counseling. They report the concerns/requests of their island at the HACAC General Membership and HACAC Executive Board meetings. Additionally, they share with their island membership professional development topics/opportunities learned at various workshops and work with the HACAC Executive Board to offer professional development outreach to their island.
Chaired by the Past President, the Nominating Committee is responsible for recruiting officers for the association - these include the elected positions of President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and NACAC Delegate, as well as appointed committee positions. They seek out potential candidates, brief them on the duties and responsibilities of their potential office and secure a commitment to be placed into consideration for office. Candidates are then presented to the HACAC Executive Board for consideration.
Tasked with responding to the needs of Hawai'i's professionals, the Professional Development Committee works to coordinate programs in the area of relationship building and continuing education for the ongoing development of professional and ethical college counseling at secondary and post-secondary institutions.
The Technology Committee is responsible for maintaining the HACAC website, managing event registration, and other duties as directed by the President.