2020 - 2021
"The EMERGE Champions Board grew out of vision to work more collaboratively with our colleagues on the other side of the desk. Our monthly meetings serve as a space to learn from one another and tackle critical questions facing admissions and higher education."
- Jesse Carrillo, Director of Strategic Partnerships
Learn how we can continue to best serve all students through the college admission process
Assist in developing strategies for mitigating challenges to financial access
Engage in discussion and offer feedback for EMERGE Scholars
Work in partnership with colleges to help students create social capital and thrive
Our Champions Board members serve academic-year terms, September through May. New board members will be invited in April. For 2021-2022, Champions Board members will be represented by EMERGE partner institutions.
We could not be more honored to work beside these incredible individuals on the inaugural EMERGE Champions Board.
Colleen Burke, Senior Admission Counselor at Saint Mary’s College
Alyssa Orrantia Bieneme, Associate Director of Admissions & Coordinator of Diversity Outreach at Cornell University
Dr. Veronica Pecero, Associate Director of Access and Inclusion at The University of Texas at Austin
Mary Randers, Dean of Admission at Willamette University
Courtney Roach, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Trinity College
Tamara Siler, Deputy Director of Admission, Access and Inclusion at Rice University