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2018-19 Adviser Forum West has ended
Welcome to Los Angeles, and to 2018 Forum West!
**Reminders: Please bring a notebook and pen to every session, and wear your CAC name badge at all times**

Dear CAC family,
Welcome to my home state of California and our Adviser Forum West! We are thrilled to have you here in the City of Angels and are grateful to our host chapter, the awesome USC Corps! Fight on!

Our theme this year goes to the heart of CAC’s mission -- Advancing Opportunity. The goal over the next few days is to recommit ourselves to advancing opportunity in various ways. We hope you will discover best practices from your peers, engage with the research, reflect on your journey and what may lie ahead by interacting with the alumni panel and industry workshops, and be inspired by our guest speakers whose stories capture in powerful ways the journey to advancing opportunity.

On behalf of our national team and Board of Directors, we are grateful for the work that each of you — 716 advisers serving 210,000 students in 16 states across the country — do every day. We continue to build a national movement at a critical time in our nation’s history. Let us commit to ensuring every student hears those four key words, “I believe in you” and, together, we advance opportunity.

It is an honor to serve with you!

Yours,
Nicole Hurd
Founder and CEO
College Advising Corps
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Emily Chung, Ed. D.

USC
Associate Director of the Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice
Emily Chung is the Associate Director for CERPP at the University of Southern California. Having joined CERPP in 2011, Dr. Chung oversees its daily operations. 

She loves the mission of CERPP, which is to foster equity and expertise in college access, admission, and outcomes. Dr. Chung conducts research on college access and success and makes sure this research is implemented into practice—whether through the USC College Advising Corps; a postgraduate certificate program that trains the next generation of enrollment management leaders; or an annual conference that convenes practitioners for more equitable admissions and enrollment policies. 

Previously Dr. Chung worked at a foundation in NYC and in development for a nonprofit in San Francisco. She is a proud UT Austin alum and completed her master’s at Yale University. She recently earned her doctoral degree at the USC Rossier School of Education, specializing in higher education administration.