Top College Counselor Credentials In The Sarasota Region

MCR President Debra Landesberg, M.S.

College & Secondary Educations Consultant


  • Master of Science in Continuing Education – Counseling/Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts- Criminal Justice and Sociology
  • Certification in College Counseling

Professional Associations

  • Southern Association College Admission Counselors (SACAC)
    • Board Member, Co-Chair Government Relations, 2012-15
  • National Association College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) 
    • Assembly Delegate, 2012-15
  • Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA)
    • Board Member; Director, Standards & Ethics, 2015-16
    • Executive Director Task Force Committee, 2014-15
    • Community Representative, ongoing
  • National College Advocacy Group Member, on-going

SACAC Events & Recognitions

  • 2019, Conference Presenter (1 Topic)
  • 2016, President’s Award of Excellence
  • 2015, 50-in-50 years Member Spotlight
  • 2015, Conference Presenter (3 Topics)
  • 2014, Conference Presenter (2 Topics)
  • 2013 Chair, Government Relations, SACAC Board Member
  • 2012 Chair, Florida Legislative Advocacy Day for Education- Inaugural Session
  • 2011 Co-Moderator, Conference – Independent Counselors Forum
  • 2011 Representative, Critical Components Conference
  • 2010 Faculty, Dry Run Institute
  • 2009 Faculty, Mini-Camp College
  • 2009 Volunteer, Drive-In Workshop
  • 2008 Summer Seminar
  • 2007 Rising Star Award
  • Government Relations Committee
  • Conferences & College Tours

NACAC Events & Recognitions

  • 2015, Member Spotlight
  • 2014, Conference Presenter
  • 2012-15, Assembly Delegate, National Conference
  • 2012, Presenter, NACAC College Fair – Selective College Admissions
  • 2009, 2013, Government Relations visit to the Hill, Washington, DC
  • 2007, Rising Star Award
  • Conferences & College Tours


  • Board Member
  • Chair, Ethics and Standards of Good Practice
  • Chair, Committee to revise Statement of Standards & Ethics
  • Executive Director Task Force, General Membership Representative
  • Community Representative
  • Conferences & College Tours
  • 2019, Conference Presenter

Related College Counseling

  • Consultant, Education Foundation of Sarasota County
  • Mentor, Student Success Centers (Riverview, North Port, Sarasota)
  • Inaugural CAPS for Sarasota County School District (Case Studies Program)
  • Presenter, Take Stock In Children (Sarasota and Manatee)
  • Presenter, Jewish Federation Sarasota-Manatee College Lecture
  • College Information and Preparation Series (7 monthly lectures)
  • No-Name Conference (invitation only)
  • Bird Dog College Tour (invitation only)
  • College Counselor Fly-Ins (invitation only)
  • Presenter, Southeast High School- IB
  • Presenter, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School (2011, 2012)
  • Panelist “Ask the Experts” Financial Aid program for WTSB television
  • Volunteer College Consultant and Presenter, Healthy Teens Coalition
  • Volunteer Program Presenter, Just for Girls – at-risk middle school girls
  • Volunteer Grant development for College Access, Palmetto Youth Center
  • Presenter, FCCI College Access curriculum
  • Presenter, Community Outreach - library program (2010, 11, 12, 13, 14)
  • College Tour small group presentations
  • Pilot Program, College & Career Resource Centers for Manatee County School District (2007-10)
  • Golden Ruler Award, Kiwanis of Bradenton, FL (2009)


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