Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee

The purpose of the Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee is to advocate and recommend strategies that promote sensitivity to human differences and expansion of equal access to postsecondary educational opportunities for all students.

The Inclusion, Access, and Success Chairs as well as its committee members shall:

  • Infuse the Inclusion, Access, and Success mission into all aspects of the association and serve as the communicator, spokesperson and advocate for equality issues
  • Continue to address issues regarding traditionally underrepresented students and professionals
  • Ensure equal opportunity and access to education and professional development on all levels
  • Develop and promote programs that foster and ensure a supportive environment for all students and professionals
  • Maintain effective and ongoing communications with human relations counterparts
  • Develop and promote programs that educate underrepresented students about their postsecondary options

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Chair Members

Emily Owens  Venture Academy
BG Tucker — College Possible
Greta Simons — University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Committee Members

Katie Asfeld — Augsburg University
Gabriella Andersen — Inver Hills Community College
Candice Bartelle — North Hennepin Community College
Jennifer Blaido — Spring Lake Park High School
Jordan Castillo — St. Olaf College
Corbin Conliffe — Hamline University
Corinne Dillman — Viterbo University
Katie Demuth — Concordia College - Moorhead
Erin Derwin — Hamline University
Gabriella Gillespie — South Dakota State University
John Harper — South Central College
Susan Hoff — Hoff Ed.Consultants 
Laura Horton — Duluth East High School
Danielle Jastrow — Richfield High School
Jace Riggin — Gustavus College
Garth Robertson — Independent Counselor

Holly Sager — Concordia College - Moorhead
BG Tucker — Venture Academy
Casey Erickson — MACAC Board Liaison - Saint Thomas Academy

Meeting Dates

All meetings begin at 3pm

September 12
November 15
February 27
April 23
June 11


Camp College

Date(s): TBD 2022

Time(s): TBD 2022

Camp College is a two day pre-college experience where underrepresented and first generation Minnesota high school students are exposed to college campuses, get mentoring experience, and learn valuable application and financial aid information.
Learn more about Camp College

Super College Saturday

Date(s): TBD 2022
Time(s): TBD 2022

Super College Saturday is a virtual pre-college experience where underrepresented and first-generation Minnesota high school students learn valuable information regarding the college search process, college life, and how to be successful in college.
Learn more about Super College Saturday

Show on the Road 

Date(s): December 7 - 9, 2021

Time(s): 11AM - 12PM (Virtual)

This professional development conference travels to different destinations across the state and provides counselors with resources and presentations on hot topics in admissions, regional career forecasts, and financial aid, among others.

Learn more about Show on the Road

Is there a need for a "Show on the Road" Conference in your area? Contact the IAS chairs at to connect!

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