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Monahan Elected to SACAC Board of Directors

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School (SAS) Director of College Counseling, Dan Monahan, was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC). The Board of Directors is a working board serving the SACAC organization. As a Board member, Dan will also serve as a National Delegate to the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). Monahan will be co-chairing the Grants and Fiscal Oversight Committee.  This is a three-year appointment.

Monahan plans and administers all aspects of the college counseling process at SAS beginning with academic planning in the ninth grade and continuing with guidance through senior year and the college admission process. Monahan is also the standardized testing coordinator at SAS, head wrestling coach, and assistant track coach. This year, he has also served in the critical role of COVID coordinator.

Prior to joining SAS, Monahan served Cheshire Academy, a co-educational boarding school in Cheshire, Conn. as the Director of College Counseling. He formerly served in senior leadership roles in admission and enrollment management at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass. and Daniel Webster College in Nashua, N.H.

In addition to his role with SACAC, Monahan is an active member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the International University Alliance (IUA) High School Counselor Advisory Board. Prior to relocating to the South, Monahan was an active member of the New England Association for College Admission Counseling and was selected as a Professional of the Year by the organization in 2016-2017. Monahan has presented at regional, national, and international conferences on college counseling and admission topics ranging from management, NCAA recruitment, marketing, partnerships, and more.

Monahan holds a B.A. in History from College of the Holy Cross, where he played Division 1-AA football, and a M.S. in Management Non-Profit Leadership from New England College. He and his wife Christine, a SAS history teacher and the school’s Residential Life Coordinator, live on the SAS campus with their two sons.

SACAC is a nonprofit, professional association, founded in 1966 as a chartered affiliate of NACAC. Approximately 2,000 members from secondary schools, colleges and universities, independent educational professionals, and community-based educational organizations work to promote high professional standards in the college admission process by exchanging ideas, sharing common goals, and preparing counselors to serve students in the transition from high school to college.  Our membership spans the Southeast in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, as well as the Caribbean.