News & Updates

IACS Updates Accreditation Standards

November 15, 2023

Staff-to-student ratio and Student Workers standards clarified. The IACS Accreditation Standards have been updated to better align with today’s higher education mental health counseling center needs. In particular, the standards related to the staff/student ratio and the use of student workers have been adjusted, providing clarifying language and taking currrent operational trends into account. There…

IACS Names New President

November 3, 2023

October 25, 2023, William “Bill” Burns, Ph.D., took over as President of the IACS Board of Directors. Dr. Burns is the Director of the Counseling Center at North Dakota State University. He assumed leadership from Immediate-Past President Paul Galvinhill, Ph.D., of College of the Holy Cross. “It is with great confidence and respect that I…

New Single All-in-One Annual Fee

April 26, 2023

Beginning in 2023, we have switched to a single annual fee that encompasses all fees related to IACS accreditation, to ease the burden of budgeting multiple invoices in different years (annual fee, re-evaluation fee, site visit fee). This allows for a single amount to be budgeted every year, instead of needing to know when/what year(s)…

One-time change to re-accreditation process (pandemic adjustment)

February 10, 2023

IACS has implemented a one-time change to the current re-accreditation cycle, which requires a full evaluation and site visit. Due to the pandemic, site visits FOR THE CURRENT CYCLE ONLY have been postponed. This will add extra years to the normal 8-year accreditation and only affects the current cycle. Once the next full re-evaluation and…

Nancy Roncketti Lifetime Achievement Award

November 1, 2022

During the 2022 AUCCCD Conference, Nancy Roncketti was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for her nearly four decades of service to IACS. Congratulations, Nancy!

2022 AUCCCD, Philadelphia, PA

October 18, 2022

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to chat with us at the 2022 AUCCD Conference. It was great to mingle during the Wine & Cheese Reception and for the new Executive Director, Annie Patterson, to meet so many new people. We look forward to seeing you in 2023!

IACS welcomes new Executive Director

May 3, 2022

After four decades of steadfast service to IACS, current director Nancy Roncketti will embark on a much-deserved retirement. She will hand over the reins to our new executive director, Ann Patterson on May 2. Ann was selected by the IACS board of directors after completing an in-depth search and selection process. We are excited by…

Nancy Roncketti retires after a lifetime of service

April 20, 2022

Nancy joined us on April 8, 1983 and made IACS her lifelong career. She started out as a part-time administrative assistant, but her responsibilities grew quickly. In October 1986, she was promoted to executive director. At the time, IACS was operating as an affiliate of the American Counseling Association. Nancy played a lead role in…

IACS implements new Board structure

September 30, 2021

… to improve efficiency, reduce redundancy, and more accurately reflect our current mission. The Board of Directors and Board of Accreditation have merged into one group that will now function as the sole Board of IACS. Other substantive changes include: These well-thought-out changes will allow us to remain nimble in a rapidly changing landscape. To…

IACS updates Accreditation Standards

March 17, 2021

To maintain the highest level of quality and relevancy, the IACS Standards are reviewed every few years and amended as needed. The current revision, completed in 2020, provides formatting changes to how the standards are organized and addresses standards around telemental health, contracted services, case managers, embedded counselors, and a peer review process. To see…