Motar Board - National College Senior Honor Society

Conference Advisory Board

The Conference Advisory Board (CAB) is an inspired, insightful and committed group of collegiate members of Mortar Board who are invited by the National Office staff to assist in the planning and execution of the national conference. CAB members have the road maps to guide new presidents as they navigate the conference and prepare to lead their chapters next year.

All of the CAB members are eager to meet the newest class of Mortar Board and help them drive their chapters toward a successful year.

Consider becoming a CAB member for the 2021 national conference! A member may apply for a position on the CAB through October 15, by completing the online application here.

2020 CAB Members

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2019 CAB Members


Blair Fernandez

Blair Fernandez, president of Red Tassel at Illinois State University, is a senior legal studies major, double minoring in political science and civic engagement and responsibility. She is senior leader in five other campuswide organizations. Her interests include social justice, women’s empowerment, and animal rights. After graduation, she will head toward a degree in student affairs and aspires to be a dean of students. Her favorite Mortar Board memory is hosting “Blind Date with a Book,” an event that drew more than 40 people from campus who chose books based on genre only. To Blair, Mortar Board means empowerment of character and consciousness of self. 

Alex Ballard

Alex Ballard is a junior studying political science, economics and history at Chapman University. He is the Elie Wiesel chapter’s membership chair, a Student Government Association senator, vice president of the prelaw fraternity and a Student Scholar Ambassador. He plans to get a Ph.D. in economics and later work with an international emphasis on behalf of the U.S. government, especially for international trade. Alex’s favorite Mortar Board memory is meeting some amazing students from different chapters at last year's MBNC! Seeing his peers’ enthusiasm and accomplishments in their chapters, inspired Alex to contribute to making his chapter the best it can be. Alex believes that Mortar Board is a community of hardworking and passionate individuals who strive to lead and serve in any setting. 

Sonya Myscofski

Sonya Myscofski is the director of communications for the Senior Bench chapter at Beloit College. She has earned a baccalaureate degree in biology and music. Sonya played varsity softball for three years and has been the team photographer. She hopes to pursue a doctorate of physical therapy and wants to specialize in canine rehabilitation or pediatric physical therapy. Her hobbies include playing piano, researching new places to travel and anything dog-related. Her favorite Mortar Board moment was at the 2018 conference where she enjoyed learning the nuts and bolts of Mortar Board and what other chapters have done to help communities around them. Members of a Mortar Board chapter should be role models and leaders in their campus communities and should want to better themselves and their peers.

Tristan Torres

Tristan is a senior public relations major minoring in music and political science at Texas Tech University. Tristan has been vice president of membership for the Forum chapter. Over his college career, he wasnvolved with the Student Government Association, President’s Select, Chancellor’s Ambassadors, the Goin’ Band from Raiderland, and Kappa Kappa Psi. Tristan enjoys singing, playing volleyball and trying new food. Following graduation, Tristan will be working for everyone’s favorite mouse – Mickey-- in marketing, guest relations or park operations.To Tristan, Mortar Board is about the unique opportunity to join together individuals who are all equally passionate about embodying ideals of scholarship, leadership and service to make the world a better place.