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Admissions Professionals Meeting
Thursday, July 19, 2018
9 am to 4 pm
(followed by social hour)
Washington, DC

Hosted by McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University
Directions to Copley Hall can be found here

View Agenda
(as of 7.13.18)

9:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:00 AM McCourt Welcome
  Michael A Bailey, Dean & Colonel William J. Walsh Professor of American Government
Adam Thomas, Director of Admissions & Associate Teaching Professor
Indhika Jayaratnam, Associate Director of Admissions
McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
10:15 AM Attendee Introductions
  (note topic(s) you would like to discuss today)
10:30 AM Keynote: Diversity, Inclusivity, and Recruitment: Trends Across Graduate Schools
  Hironao Okahana, Associate Vice President, Research and Policy Analysis, Council of Graduate Schools
11:30 AM Panel: Diversity and Inclusion Issues/Climate on University Campuses
  John Aguilar, Executive Director of Legislative Affairs
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
Frederick V. Engram Jr., Manager, Graduate Recruitment Communications
Office of Graduate Studies and Research, American University
Sharmeen Ahsan-Bracciale, Managing Director
Shorelight Education
12:30 PM Lunch: NASPAA Admissions Director Survey Data
  Stacy Drudy, Data Center Director, Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)
1:30 PM Afternoon Session #1: Chosen from survey
  1:30 – 1:55 PM Table Discussion
1:55 – 2:20 PM Full Room Discussion
2:20 PM Afternoon Session #1: Chosen from survey
  2:20 – 2:45 PM Table Discussion
2:45 – 3:10 PM Full Room Discussion
3:10 PM Group Discussion & Closing
  Address any uncovered topics and continue any discussion on hot topics
4:00 PM Social Hour: Epicurean
  3800 Reservoir Road, Washington, DC, NW 20007 (approximately 5-minute walk)


There is no official meeting hotel. There are many hotels in the DC Metro area that are easily accessible from McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.

Getting to Georgetown University

Directions to Copley Hall can be found here. Street parking around Georgetown University is limited and strictly monitored, with spots available for two hours unless you have a Zone 2 residential permit issued by the District of Columbia. A limited number of metered spaces are available on Reservoir Road, 37th Street, and Prospect Street.

We would encourage you to use Uber, Lyft, or public transportation. Georgetown's free shuttle bus service connects main campus with two Metro Stations (Dupont & Rosslyn), the Georgetown University Law Center, the U.S. House of Representatives, university offices on Wisconsin Avenue, and stops in Arlington, Virginia.

If you do need to drive, please give yourself plenty of time to make sure you arrive on time. More information regarding paid parking options on campus can be found here.

Campus Map:
You may want to download Georgetown University's mobile apps for either Android or Apple devices, which include maps of campus, bus schedules, and more.

For Metro Rail and Bus:

For the GUTS (Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle) bus:


Planning Committee
Indhika Jayaratnam, CO-CHAIR, Georgetown University
Adam Thomas, CO-CHAIR, Georgetown University
Patti Edson, University of Virginia
Taryn F. Faulkner, University of Maryland
Jennifer Forney, American University
Merida Gasbarro, The New School
Elaine McBeth, College of William and Mary
Amber Palmer-Halma, The George Washington University
Beth Soboleski, University of Michigan
Satu Zoller, University of Massachusetts Amherst




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