AACRAO Collective Gathering - March 2024

March 28, 2024

Open to all AACRAO members, this regularly held Zoom is an opportunity to connect, exchange, and commune. A member moderator will help to foster an open space for AACRAO members to discuss whatever is on their minds as it relates to that month's discussion topic.

The March meeting will take place from 3:00 PM ET - 4:00 PM ET on March 28, 2024. Below you can find March's member moderator as well as the discussion topic and registration link. Once registered, you should receive a Zoom invitation via your roster-listed email address.

Member Moderator

Becky Tankersley

Director, Enrollment Marketing and Communications at Georgia Tech

Discussion Topic:

Unlocking College Admissions with AI: Best Practices for Admissions Offices and Students

Join us for an insightful session diving into the intersection of college admissions and artificial intelligence (AI). In today's competitive landscape, both students and admissions offices are harnessing the power of AI to streamline processes and make informed decisions. This AACRAO collective will feature two panelists who will provide insight into how AI is, and can be, harnessed by college admissions officers as well as prospective students and applicants. Bring your questions, as time will be reserved at the end for a Q&A session to discuss best practices in the industry.


Rick Clark is the Executive Director of Strategic Student Access at Georgia Tech. He has served on a number of national advisory and governing boards at the state, regional, and national level. Rick travels annually to U.S. embassies through the Department of State to discuss the admissions process and landscape of higher education. He is the co-author of the book The Truth about College Admissions: A Family Guide to Getting In and Staying Together, and a companion workbook published under the same title. A native of Atlanta, he earned a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.Ed. from Georgia State University. Prior to coming to Tech, Rick was on the admissions staff at Georgia State, The McCallie School and Wake Forest University.

Sara Davila, based in Chicago, serves as the Learning Alchemist at Educating Her World, where she provides professional development training and curriculum support to educational institutions worldwide. With a deep background in language education and over two decades of experience, Sara consults on a broad spectrum of topics affecting higher education. Her expertise encompasses the strategic integration of future technologies, such as artificial intelligence and mixed reality, across diverse areas within the education sector.


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