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!

Nicole Hurd
Founder and CEO
College Advising Corps

Will Herald

University of Chicago
Program Director
Will Herald is the Program Director of the University of Chicago College Advising Corps. Raised by a single mother from South America, Will attended the University of Chicago, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in 2012. After graduation, he worked in College Admissions at UChicago where he led the No Barriers initiative, which eliminated loans from financial aid awards and created new support structures for students from first-generation and low-income backgrounds. Before joining College Advising Corps, Will helped organize the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success, bringing together 150 colleges and universities to build a new college application. In addition to CAC, he is currently pursuing his MBA at the Chicago Booth School of Business.