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NYSACAC Annual Conference

The 2021 NYSACAC Annual Conference will be focused around the theme of, “Homecoming: Moving New York Forward.” Join us at the conference June 8 - 11 including the Coming Together Conference June 8 - 9!

The past year has forced Mercy and organizations all around the state to do things differently. Our goals have remained the same, serving our students and helping them take the next step forward toward their goals.

Each year the conference brings together admissions and enrollment officers, Community Based Organizations, independent educational consultants and school counselors from all over the state. The conference allows for professional development and networking opportunities, all centered around higher education admissions.  

This year we are excited to gather together once again and work in new and different ways to move forward.

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Submit a Proposal

We are accepting proposals now for the 2021 conference 


Keynote Address

We are excited to announce Angel B. Pérez as our keynote speaker

Conference Registration

Registration for the 2021 NYSACAC Conference will open this winter, please continue to check in for updates. 

Mercy College Campus Locations

Join us at Mercy College's Dobbs Ferry Campus

Our Dobbs Ferry Campus is located in Westchester New York and overlooks the Hudson River.

Mercy College Dobbs Ferry Campus
555 Broadway 
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 

NYSACAC President-elect

Message from NYSACAC President-Elect Marie Nocella

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am thrilled to welcome you to the official website for the 2021 NYSACAC Conference! The Steering Committee has been working tirelessly to provide an experience full of professional development in an engaging and enjoyable way on the beautiful campus of Mercy College. The theme Homecoming: Moving NY Forward speaks to our excitement to gather together once again and work together in new and different ways moving forward.

Careful consideration is being made to provide a safe experience together during uncertain times. Early bird registration, grants and virtual options will provide accessible and affordable options for your participation.

Our conference will begin with the 24th Coming Together Conference on June 8-9 and our 43rd Annual Conference June 9-11. These four days of learning experiences, vendor conversations, fairs, tours and fun networking opportunities will allow professionals to celebrate our successes in the field and plan for the success of tomorrow.  

I look forward to seeing you on June 8!

Warm wishes,
Marie Nocella
2021 Conference Chairperson


Adam Castro

Message from Mercy College Vice President of Admissions Adam Castro

Dear Greater New York Admissions Community, Friends, and Colleagues,

On behalf of everyone at Mercy College, we are thrilled to host the 2021 NYSACAC Conference beginning on June 8! The NYSACAC Annual Conference has an incredible history of bringing us together to commemorate the end of another academic year, to celebrate our accomplishments and milestones, and to learn from one another. In a year that has been anything but normal, I hope this conference and community still feels like home to you.

I would like to thank NYSACAC President, Marissa Guijarro, and President-Elect, Marie Nocella, for entrusting Mercy College with this responsibility. Located on the Hudson River in beautiful Westchester County, New York, Mercy College is poised to put on a great show. Our Dobbs Ferry campus will serve as an ideal home base for conference attendees to learn, engage, recharge, and have fun! Not to mention, our Midtown Manhattan and Bronx campuses give us a gateway to the best of New York City.

Rest assured that we are hard at work to create a conference experience that is welcoming, innovative, and, most importantly, safe but does not sacrifice the charm and engagement you have come to expect. And to speak frankly, given all of the challenges we have faced this year, we need this.

This year’s theme is Homecoming: Moving New York Forward – and I am so excited to welcome you to my home, Mercy College, on June 8.

Adam Castro
Vice President of Admissions
Mercy College

Keynote Speaker: Angel B. Pérez, CEO, National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

Angel B. Pérez

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.  

Prior to his arrival at NACAC, he served for 22 years as a leader in higher education where his work was described as transformative. He most recently served as vice president for enrollment and student success at Trinity College (CT), where he also taught in the educational studies department. 

Pérez is passionate about public policy as a platform for change. During his tenure in higher ed, the governor of Connecticut appointed him to the New England Board of Higher Education, and he was chosen by the Gates Foundation to serve on Forward50, a group of leaders presenting higher ed solutions to Congress. In 2019, a Forbes article named him the greatest influencer in college admission. Dr. Pérez’s work has been featured in many media outlets including The New York TimesThe Washington Post, NPR, and CBS Evening News.

Deadline for NYSACAC Proposals is February 15

We are now accepting proposals for the 2021 Annual Conference and Coming Together Conference at Mercy College!


Partner with your colleagues to facilitate insightful discussions and helpful strategies regarding the issues facing our profession. Please consider submitting a proposal to share your expertise and best practices.

Conference Schedule

We are hard at work creating an engaging and informative conference schedule. Please continue to check back for updates on sessions and events.  

Dobbs Ferry Campus

Mercy’s Dobbs Ferry campus is located in Westchester, NY and overlooks the Hudson River. Dobbs Ferry campus is home to two of our student residence halls: Hudson Hall and Founders Hall, our state-of-the-art fitness center, clinical simulation labs, trading room, art and music studios and our 10 NCAA Division II athletic teams.  

Download a campus map. 

Additional Mercy College Locations

Bronx Campus
Bronx Campus

Located in the Hutchinson Metro Center Mercy College’s Bronx campus is a close-knit community preparing students for careers in: business, IT, social work, health care and much more.  

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Manhattan Campus

MercyManhattan is the ultimate location to reach your destination. Located in the heart of Manhattan in Herald Square the campus positions you perfectly for access to prestigious internships, mentorships and networking opportunities.  

We are open to whoever you are.

At Mercy College we believe if colleges were more open, people's minds would be more open too. Because if all kinds of students got degrees, all kinds of people would have new opportunities. And with every new opportunity, the world transforms. 


This belief is part of everything we do. It's our mantra. It's our mission.


Our doors are open to all who are looking for a more open world.