ROUNDTABLE: A GATHERING OF PEERS FOR DISCUSSION AND THE EXCHANGE OF IDEAS
College Placement Roundtable
Each year when the stress of college applications is beginning to lift (January or February), 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 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 placement success and student scholarship awards.
2015-2016 Roundtable Dates: February 4-5, 2016
2015-2016 Destination: Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, FL
Dr. Ron Moss has been involved in the admission and enrollment management profession for more than thirty five 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.
Business Administrators’ Roundtable
Each fall the Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS) hosts a 2 ½ day roundtable for Christian school Business Administrators or heads. This group gathers together to discuss new ideas, new laws, best business practices, as well as the challenges and successes at their schools. If you are looking for a way to network with other Christian Business Administrators’…this is the place you need to be!
2016 Roundtable Dates: TBA