College Representatives

The duties of the College Representatives shall be to:

  1. Serve as a resource for college admission professionals and present their issues to the Executive Board.
  2. Attend NJACAC Executive Board meetings as voting members.
  3. Attend NJACAC general membership meetings.
  4. Serve on NJACAC committees and assist with events.
  5. Perform such other duties from time to time as may be prescribed by the President.

College Rep Candidates

Dr. Robert Heinrich

Current Place of Employment: Stockton University
Job Title: Chief Enrollment Management Officer
Professional Service: I have served as the co-chair for the NJEdge CIO forum for several years in addition to serving on a public school board of education including one-year as the President.
NACAC Service: Member since 2012
Has Presented Workshops at: NJACAC 2019 conference: Student Retention and Persistence Strategies.

Candidate Message:  

We are at an important inflection point within higher education in New Jersey. In light of the recent NACAC code of ethical practice modifications as a result of the DOJ consent decree, it will be important for NJACAC to provide guidance to members and I want to be part of that message. Additionally, we must work collectively to adapt to the ever changing needs of Gen Z students and assist families who struggle to afford a post secondary education in today’s economy.

Zaneb Ghanem

Current Place of Employment: Rowan College at Burlington County
Job Title: Assistant Director of Outreach and Admissions, Partnerships, & Special Populations
Professional Association Memberships: NACAC,  NJACAC, BCSCA,  MSCROA, RCBC
NJACAC Service: Scholarship Committee (2018 – present)
Other Related Professional Leadership: BCSCA Executive board (2015-present), Volunteer MSCROA conference, volunteer Collegiate Advisory Board for Sigma Sigma Sigma National Sorority
Has Presented Workshops at:   NJACAC conference, MSCROA conference, NASPA

Candidate Message:

As an experienced enrollment professional, I would like to serve on the Executive Board as a College Representative for NJACAC because I see value in life-long learning and professional development. I also want to give back to the community that has been instrumental in my professional growth. I also want to influence change in our post-secondary education system to allow a more inclusive welcoming learning environment that promotes opportunity. Two main issues that NJACAC should address are student inclusiveness regarding sexual orientation, religion, or citizenship, especially those experiencing a high level of microaggression including middle eastern, Asian, and other underrepresented student populations. I also want to provide more awareness to those newer to the field about professional development and membership involvement in NJACAC. I feel as though there are a lot of newer professionals in the field that would benefit from being involved and from personally experience being involved, both as a student and a professional has helped me greatly in networking and professional knowledge.

Taylor Kirkpatrick

Current Place of Employment: Bloomfield College
Job Title: Admission Counselor
Professional Association Memberships: NJACAC
NJACAC Service: College Key Logistical Support 2020

Candidate Message:

Serving as a College Representative will provide me with an opportunity to become more involved within the NJACAC. Being able to delve into this role will not only be beneficial to enhance my skills, but will be rewarding nonetheless. I’m confident this position will help me grow not only professionally, but also personally, as I continue my career within College Admissions. During this time, I believe it is essential for the NJACAC to address the changes that take place within admissions and ensure members are knowledgeable within the field.