Gerard Lawson Ph.D. ’02 is an associate professor in the counselor education program at Virginia Tech. He is a licensed professional counselor, a national certified counselor and an approved clinical supervisor. Lawson will begin his term as president-elect of the American Counseling Association (ACA) on July 1, 2016 and will assume the presidency on July 1, 2017. He has served as a volunteer leader at the branch, division and national level, and is a member of ACA’s Governing Council.
Lawson shares his personal reflections on his new position with the ACA.