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Committees, Board of Directors and Sponsored Activities are updated!

Also, be sure to check out the Employment Opportunities section for open opportunities!

Register by Nov 1 to avoid late fee!

It’s a little more than 3 weeks until we meet in Nashville for TACRAO on Music Row 2014! Just a reminder, that registration without the late fee will end on November 1st, so if you have not registered yet, please do so ASAP at TACRAO.  I know that you are all very anxious to see exactly what conference session topics we have in store for you, and I will be sending you a brief description in the coming days.

In case you were unable to book with the Marriott, and are still looking for accommodations for the conference, there are numerous hotels in the Vanderbilt area that you may want to consider and check their rates. Many of these are within walking distance of the Marriott as well. I have listed a few for your convenience.

Holiday Inn Vanderbilt

Hampton Inn Vanderbilt

Courtyard by Marriott West End

Embassy Suites Vanderbilt

Annual Meeting/Conference Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2014 Annual Meeting and Conference in Nashville!

Go to for full conference information.

Book your room by October 17th using code “TACTACA” to receive the conference rate .

TACRAO on Music Row:  Rhythm and Roots of Higher Education
November 19-21, 2014
Nashville, TN

Contact Dusty Duncan with questions or to volunteer! 
Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University-$135.00 per night
Book your room using group rate: TACTACA at Marriott Vanderbilt

TACRAO on Music Row – Session Proposals Now Being Accepted!

Below, you will find the Session Outline Proposal form for TACRAO on Music Row 2014 – The Rhythm and Roots of Higher Education.  This year’s conference will be held November 19-21 at the Vanderbilt Marriott in Nashville!  We look forward to a great slate of sessions for the week, and are asking you to utilize your areas of expertise, and those of your peers, in topics specifically related to Admissions Officers and Registrars. Forms are also now available online at The TACRAO Board of Directors looks forward to evaluating and considering each of your proposals.
Session submissions must be received by
September 15, 2014 for full consideration.
Just to get your minds in motion, please see the following list of suggested topic areas.  Remember, these are just broad suggestions, and we look forward to your creativity and input to make this a diverse, informative, and fun selection for attendees.
Admissions and Enrollment Trends, Electronic Records, Online Education, MOOCS, Student Access and Success, Professional Development,  Academic Scheduling, Office Ethics, International Admissions, Social Media, Transfer Student Articulation, Recruitment Strategies, Dual Enrollment, Career Development, Diversity, Technology, Student and Family Programs, Campus Events, Veterans Outreach Programs, Leadership and Management, Degree Completion, Compliance, Campus Visits, Adult/Transitional Programs, Undocumented Students, Office Morale, Affirmative Action, FERPA, and the list goes on and on.


TACRAO on Music Row

Details coming soon!




Summer Admissions Workshop – July 25th

TACRAO will be hosting its annual Summer Admissions Workshop this year on July 25, 2014 on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.  This program is open to all admissions professionals, both seasoned and new staff.  There will be a focus this year on learning about the new Tennessee Promise and its impact across the state.  We have several wonderful speakers lined up so don’t miss out!
Please see the invite  link below for further information on the event.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to RIchard Spencer (  We look forward to having you and your staff attend this year’s program!
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