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Rinehart Honored With John A. Blackburn Award for Ethics in College Admission

Todd Rinehart, vice chancellor of enrollment management, has been honored with the John A. "Jack" Blackburn Award for his leadership, ethics and integrity.

The Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling (PCACAC) announced the award at its annual conference last month.

The award pays homage to the late Jack Blackburn, who served as the dean of admission at the University of Virginia. Throughout his career, Blackburn served as a role model, promoting the highest ethical standards, integrity in the profession and equity in access to higher education.

In recognizing Rinehart as this year's winner, the PCACAC wrote:

While Todd is a role model for ethical conduct, another of his enduring contributions is his success at convincing others to behave ethically. This was evident when he chaired NACAC’s Admission Practices Committee from 2013 to 2015. A year later NACAC tapped him to chair an ad hoc Steering Committee on Admission Practices. Under his leadership, the committee crafted an entirely new code of ethics for our profession. The “new SPGP,” as we call it, was approved in Boston last September by the NACAC Assembly. Under Todd's leadership, his model for collaboration was evident as he coordinated input from the 23 NACAC affiliate associations, all helping to craft a stronger document that was unanimously approved by the 200+ members of the NACAC Assembly. It is an understatement to tell you that Todd has made an indelible mark on the ethical practices of everyone in the profession of college admission and counseling. Todd, like Jack Blackburn, understands that low-income, first-generation students and their families are often the ones who are the most victimized by unethical admission and financial aid practices.

 Read the full tribute to Todd