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, over 120 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.

Learn a little bit more about what we do in an article from the Winter 2021 NACAC Journal of College Admission that features Norma Gutierrez and Ryan Konkright, both members of the National CCAA Board of Directors. Their article is featured on page 7.


The National CCAA Staff

Joyce Masek leads the national office as executive director. Joyce started with the National CCAA in 2009 after spending more than 12 years in college admissions at Marquette University, a National CCAA member institution, and Kenyon College, a liberal arts institution in Gambier, Ohio. She also worked in admissions 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 professor at National CCAA member institution Ohio Dominican University, and their two children. 

Kate Deye supports the national office as program manager. Kate started with the National CCAA in 2019 and brings with her over 15 years of experience in college admissions. She spent over five years in enrollment management at Xavier University, a National CCAA member institution, and has also worked as an application reader for Colgate University, Southern Methodist University, The George Washington University, National CCAA member institution Saint Louis University, and the QuestBridge Scholars Program. 

Kate earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Xavier University, and a certificate in college advising from the Teachers College at Columbia University. Kate lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and their two daughters. 

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