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 2022-23

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

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

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

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

Brian Troyer, Associate Vice Provost of Enrollment Management and Dean of Undergraduate Admission, Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)

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

Regional Coordinators 2022-23

*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
Matt Harris, Senior Associate Director of Admission, Villanova University (Villanova, PA)

Midwest I
Sarah Richardson, Assistant Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Director of Admissions and Scholarships, Creighton University (Omaha, NE)

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

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


Melore Nielsen, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, Seattle University (Seattle, WA)


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, KY, MI, MO, OH, WV

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

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

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