In this fantastic episode of The EdUp Experience, sponsored by Element 451, we talk with Dr. Angel Perez, CEO of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC). NACAC has over 16,000 members across the world focused on admissions counseling for college and university campuses. Angel discusses the tectonic shifts in college admissions advising - from varsity blues to recent changes in recruiting guidelines handed down by the feds. Policy changes and test-optional (and test blind) trends have been visible during the time of the pandemic. Additionally, angel details that NACAC's key role is advocacy, education, training, and networking, and there is real work being done with colleges and universities around declining enrollment situations. Angel also addresses the "muddy waters" of the for-profit and non-profit operating models and he responds to the question of why NACAC doesn't allow membership from career colleges. Finally, he talks about the CAREER of admissions counseling and its importance to higher education.Dr. Angel B. Pérez is CEO of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). In this role, he represents nearly 14,000 admission and counseling professionals worldwide committed to postsecondary access and success. He is the primary voice of the association to government, media, and global partners. Pérez is recognized as a national thought leader and is a sought-after speaker on issues of educational equity, access, and success in American education.Check out our sponsor, Element 451, at this link: https://element451.com/edupexperienceThanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us!Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us!● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience!● Follow us on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTubeThanks for listening!We make education your business!