Board of Directors

The Board of Directors serves to further the mission of the National CCAA, promoting the value of Catholic higher education and serving students, parents, and counselors. In addition to the executive director of the National CCAA, the Board is comprised of admission and enrollment leaders from member institutions and secondary school counselors from Catholic high schools.

Executive Board 2021-22

Elizabeth Sullivan, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing, Saint Peter's University (Jersey City, NJ)

Jean Marie Gilman Cox, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment and Dean of Admission, Saint Louis University (Saint Louis, MO)

Dean Kilgour, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment, Mount Saint Mary's University (Los Angeles, CA)

Eric Nichols, Vice President of Enrollment Management, Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore, MD)

Karen Backes, Dean of Admission, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University (Collegeville, MN)

Executive Director
Joyce Masek, The National CCAA (New Albany, OH)

Regional Coordinators 2021-22

*See the end of the page for states within each region

Mid-Atlantic I
Cathy Anderson, Director of Transfer Admission, LeMoyne College (Syracuse, NY)

Mid-Atlantic II

Midwest I
Brian Troyer, Dean of Undergraduate Admission, Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)

Midwest II

New England
Joe Dacey, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Stonehill College (Easton, MA)

Ryan Konkright, Director of Admission, University of St. Thomas (Houston, TX)


Mike Marshall, Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing and Communication, Bellarmine University (Louisville, KY)

Secondary School Coordinators

Megan Diefenbach, College Counselor, Holy Names Academy (Seattle, WA)

Norma Gutierrez, Director of College Counseling, Saint Thomas Academy (Mendota Heights, MN)

Claudia Valbuena-Mejia, College Counselor, St. Pius X High School (Houston, TX)


May 2020: Picture Collage of the Board of Directors


*States within regions:

Mid-Atlantic I: NJ, NY

Mid-Atlantic II: DC, DE, MD, PA

Midwest I: IA, KS, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI

Midwest II: IL, IN, MI, MO, OH, WV

New England: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT

South: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, PR, SC, TN, TX, VA, VI

West: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY