Dr. Natoya Haskins will serve as ACES President-Elect beginning July 1, 2021. Haskins currently is an Associate Professor and Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the College of William and Mary. As a first-generation college student, who worked for many years as a school counselor with youth in urban communities, Dr. Haskins’ life’s work has centered around addressing issues of equity and creating supportive professional and clinical experiences for individuals to become their best selves. In the academy, Dr. Haskins efforts have focused on culturally responsive curriculum strategies and programming. In this regard, she has served the profession with an eye on cultural responsiveness and inclusivity. Her service in counselor education begin in 2011 when she served as the Southern Association Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) Emerging Leaders Selection Committee co-chair (2011-2012). In continuance of her service to SACES, she was elected to the position of SACES secretary in 2014. Then In 2016, Dr. Haskins was elected as the SACES President. During this period as SACES president and past-president, Dr. Haskins served also as chair of several ACES taskforces, to include, Leadership and Emerging Leaders (2017-2019), Vetting and Election Procedures (2017-2018), and Diversity Scholarship (2018-2019). Also at the national level, Dr. Haskins serves as the AMDC Treasurer for the year 2020-2021. She has created several initiatives to include the Social Justice and Diversity Research Fellows Program and the Metamorphosis National Affinity Group. Dr. Haskins is excited about her new role as ACES President in 2022-2023 and looks forward to expanding the organization’s services and support to meet the professional needs of all members.


Dr. Jennifer Smith has been elected to serve in the role of ACES Secretary-Elect for the 2021-2022 fiscal year and will then move into the ACES Secretary role July 1, 2022. Smith is an Assistant Professor at the University of Northern Colorado and currently serves as Program Coordinator of the counseling master’s programs. As a counselor educator and mental health counselor, Dr. Smith’s teaching, research, and clinical work has focused on marginalized populations, specifically youth who identify within the queer community. Dr. Smith’s service to the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) began in 2018 at the regional level with the Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (RMACES) when she/they began serving as Secretary. Additionally, she/they served as a member (2018) and chair (2020) of the RMACES Awards Committee and as a member (2018-2020) on the ACES Social Justice and Human Rights Committee. Dr. Smith is looking forward to joining ACES leadership in conversations that shape our field of counselor education, learning from those conversations, and working to document those important conversations as future Secretary of ACES.

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