The National Catholic College Admissions Association
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About the National CCAA

Established in 1959, the National Catholic College Admission Association is a nonprofit organization of Catholic colleges and universities committed to promoting the value of Catholic higher education and to serving students, parents and counselors. Currently, 145 Catholic colleges and universities are member institutions. The National CCAA is led by a board of directors comprised of an executive director, admission and enrollment leaders from member institutions and secondary school counselors from Catholic high schools.

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Joyce Masek leads the national office as executive director. Joyce started with the National CCAA in 2009 after spending more than twelve years in admissions at Marquette University, a National CCAA member institution, and Kenyon College, a liberal arts institution in Gambier, Ohio. Most recently, she worked at Columbus School for Girls, an independent preK-12 day school in Columbus, Ohio.

Joyce earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Boston College, another National CCAA member school. Joyce lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband (a philosophy professor at another National CCAA member school, Ohio Dominican University), and their two children. 

Laura Green assists the executive director as administrative assistant. Laura joined the National CCAA in 2013, following a 23-year career holding numerous positions in local government. She worked for the city of Cincinnati as a legislative assistant to an elected official before joining the safety department and, later, the human resources department. Most recently, Laura worked as the community development director for the city of Desert Hot Springs in southern California. Her roles in both cities provided opportunities for her to assist residents and improve communities.

Laura earned her bachelor’s degree from Xavier University, a National CCAA member institution. Laura, her husband and their four children live in Cincinnati, Ohio.