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Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 12:00 PM CST
Friday, January 25, 2019 at 2:30 PM CST

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7502 Fondren Road

Houston, TX

(434) 582-2000


SBACS College Placement Roundtable 
January 24-25, 2019 

Ask Yourself...
1. Does your college placement process effectively engage parents and students?
2. Are you aggressively marketing your school's seniors to colleges and universities?
3. Are you proud to tell prospective parents what college or universities your graduates are attending post high school?

If you answered "No" or "I think so" to any of the questions above then you will not want to miss out on this year's College Placement Roundtable.

Each year, the Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS) hosts a roundtable that is designed for Christian school Guidance Counselors, upper school leaders, and heads. This two day roundtable is led by Dr. Ron Moss and Mrs. Melody Shiver and is sure to give your school’s Guidance Counselor new ideas on how to increase the effectiveness of your college placement program. If your school includes upper school students or is adding upper grades, this roundtable is a must to attend. Participants will leave with several department-changing ideas to dramatically improve your school's college placement success and student scholarship awards.

Sessions Include*
-  Nuances of Selective Admission
-  Technology & Social Media: How is it impacting you and your students?
-  Partnering with Parents
-  The increasing importance of the counselor recommendation
-  Participate in a mock admissions committee meeting by reviewing actual applications (case studies)
  Roundtable Discussion:  Best Practices (come ready to discuss programs in your guidance department that parents rave about or that makes your school unique)
-  Q&A: Hear from the experts! What can we do to better prepare our students for the big transition?

* Session topics are tentative and subject to change


Thursday night, SBACS is hosting a night of food, fun, and networking. More details to come! 

Ron MossRon W. Moss has been involved in the admission and enrollment management profession for more than thirty seven years. He recently began a new chapter in his educational career as the Director of College Placement at Prestonwood Christian Academy in Dallas (Plano) after completing his eighteenth year at Southern Methodist University as Dean of Admission and Executive Director of Enrollment Services. SMU Enrollment Services includes undergraduate admission, financial aid, merit scholarships, student records, and the bursar. Prior to coming to SMU, Dr. Moss served as Director of Admission at Rice University for twelve years. He began his career as Director of Freshmen Admission at Texas Christian University.

In addition to his college counseling and guidance duties at Prestonwood, Dr. Moss has been a frequent speaker and author concerning the profession and has served numerous professional associations in a variety of leadership roles. Currently, he is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC) Editorial Board and a former faculty member of the association's annual Admission Middle Management Institute (AMMI). He also has served on the NACAC Executive Board, as a chief delegate for two terms to the NACAC assembly, as a member of the Fund for the Future Committee, as chair of the State and Regional Presidents Council, and is a recipient of the association's John B. Muir Editor's Award.

Dr. Moss also has served the Texas Association of College Admission Counselor (TACAC) in numerous leadership capacities including President and founding Secretary. Additionally, he has been on the faculty of the TACAC-College Board's Admission and College Counseling Institute Summer Institute for twenty five years, recently completing a five year period as Institute Co-Director. He also is the recipient of the Association's Founders Award. He has served two elected terms on the National Guidance and Admission Committee (GAAC) of The College Board and currently serves as a member of the Board's 21st Century Consortium. In his role with the College Board he also has served the Southwest Region of the College Board in numerous other capacities including Chair of the Regional Council, Chair of the Nominating Committee, and Conference Coordinator.

Dr. Moss also serves on a number of scholarship programs including Coca Cola Scholars, Campbell Scholars, the Sponsored Scholarship Service, and Chevron Scholars. He also has served or currently serves on The Common Application Committee, Hobson's Advisory Board, College Guide Advisory, and America's Junior Miss. In his licensed ministry, he also served a number of churches in a variety of roles. Dr. Moss received his Doctorate from the University of North Texas, where he served as a Research Fellow and received the school's Distinguished Graduate Student Award. He also is a recipient of the PTA Lifetime Membership Award. As an Eagle Scout, he has remained active in scouting, including various duties with the local troop from which his two sons earned their Eagle Awards. His wife, a former admission professional, remains a professional educator and active volunteer.

Melody is a graduate from Samford University from where she obtained her BS in Business Management & Marketing. She went on to the University of Scranton to pursue her Masters in Educational Leadership and completed the High School College Placement Counselor Certification with NACCAP at Anderson University in 2017. She has over ten years of experience in Guidance & College Placement. Mrs. Shiver has been married to her husband, Brent, for 14 years and together they have two sons, Asa and Kade.

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SBACS Member Price $199

Non-Member Price $269

Price includes dinner on Thursday, lunch on Friday, snacks, and session materials.

Attendees are responsible for all travel and hotel expenses.

The College Placement Roundtable is sponsored by:

Refund Information
In the event that you are unable to attend the College Placement Roundtable after completng your registration, refunds are available as follows:

Full Refund           Before January 1
$100                     January 1-10
$50                       January 11-18
No Refunds available after January 18