RFH Guidance Supervisor Attains Role On National Association

November 3rd, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 24, 2014

RFH Guidance Supervisor Fran Swift Attains Committee Role

In National Association for College Admission Counseling


Rumson – The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has announced the selection of Fran Swift to serve as a member of its Professional Development Committee.

Swift, who has been Supervisor of Guidance at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School since July 2008, received official notice of her appointment from the NACAC Board of Directors on September 15. Her three-year term began in late September and will continue through September 2017.

Among Swift’s duties is acting as liaison for the Regional Affiliates with whom she is paired and promoting/presenting workshops for the national organization, whose membership consists of 13,000 professionals from around the world.

 “The scope of my work will be to communicate best practices to School Counselors and College Admission Professionals in the regional affiliates, and to report the affiliates’ professional development needs to the national organization,” said Swift. “My goal is to help achieve a shared strategic vision for the college admissions process that takes everyone’s perspectives into account.”

“I saw this as a great opportunity to serve NACAC, as well as to gain valuable information and networking connections that will benefit the student body at RFH.”

Swift expressed interest in a national committee position and provided her resume and qualifications when contacted in the spring of 2014 as part of a yearly initiative by NACAC.

She is one of three New Jersey members chosen to serve on a NACAC Committee, and the only one selected to serve on the Professional Development Committee consisting of eight members.

As a member of NACAC Professional Development Committee, Swift represents the New Jersey regional affiliate chapter as well as the Dakota, Great Plains, and Rocky Mountains regional affiliates.

Swift is highly active in the New Jersey regional affiliate of NACAC (NJACAC) and is one of six National Delegates from her state serving as the voice of NJ School Counselors and College Admission Professionals on key initiatives. Previously she completed two terms (four years) as one of two New Jersey secondary school representatives.

Swift is also a member of the Professional Development Committee for NJACAC. In this capacity she coordinates the Naviance Users Group, presenting workshops to help school counselors best utilize this on-line system to improve college and career planning.

A former Kindergarten teacher, Swift has worked in High School Guidance for 27 years. She serves on the Executive Board of Monmouth County School Counselors, an organization which she served as president for a total of nine years.

Swift recently completed a term on the Advisory Board of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and recently joined the Advisory Board of Fairfield University in Connecticut.

Founded in 1937, the National Association for College Admission Counseling is an organization dedicated to serving students transitioning from secondary to post-secondary education.  Members include professional school counselors, college access counselors, admission and financial aid officers, and more.


Mary Ann Kampfe, RFHRHS Press Release Writer

mkampfe@rumsonfairhaven.org or 908-347-8885

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