Mastery Transcript Consortium® (MTC) is kicking off its “Fall Fridays: Member Symposium” series this week with the webinar "College Admissions in Context,” a fireside-style conversation between Stacy Caldwell, CEO of MTC, and Angel Pérez, PhD, CEO of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and a member of MTC's Higher Education Advisory Group. Caldwell and Pérez will engage in a conversation about all things college admissions in the context of calls for racial justice, COVID-19, and the movement to mastery learning across the globe.
The webinar will take place online on Friday, October 2, 2020, from 11 a.m. to noon EDT, and will be free and open to the public. Registration is required.Register Now
The full symposium series—designed for professional learning across a range of topics, from innovative approaches to hybrid and mastery-based learning to deep dives into assessment and the new Mastery Transcript—will run through October and be open to MTC member schools only. Members can log on to the MTC Community for more information.
Dr. Angel B. Pérez is CEO of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). In this role, he represents nearly 14,000 admission and counseling professionals worldwide committed to postsecondary access and success. He is the primary voice of the association to government, media, and global partners. Pérez is recognized as a national thought leader and is a sought-after speaker on issues of educational equity, access, and success in American education.
Prior to his arrival at NACAC, he served for 22 years as a leader in higher education where his work was described as transformative. He most recently served as vice president for enrollment and student success at Trinity College (CT), where he also taught in the educational studies department.
Pérez is passionate about public policy as a platform for change. During his tenure in higher ed, the governor of Connecticut appointed him to the New England Board of Higher Education, and he was chosen by the Gates Foundation to serve on Forward50, a group of leaders presenting higher ed solutions to Congress. In 2019, a Forbes article named him the greatest influencer in college admission. Dr. Pérez’s work has been featured in many media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, and CBS Evening News.
Stacy Caldwell is the CEO of the Mastery Transcript Consortium (MTC), a growing group of high schools creating a digital high school transcript that opens up opportunity for each and every student — from all backgrounds, locations, and types of schools — to have their unique strengths, abilities, interests, and histories fostered, understood, and celebrated. Under Stacy’s leadership, MTC added a Higher Ed Advisory Group and the network has grown to more than 300 member high schools.
Prior to joining the MTC, Stacy held a range of roles, including VP of the SAT Suite of Assessments for the College Board, Chief Product Officer for The Princeton Review and tutor.com, VP of Instructional Technology for SCORE! Educational Centers and Kaplan, and consulting positions at Bain & Company. Stacy holds an MA in Education and MBA from Stanford University and earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University.