Dr. Gerard Lawson, LPC

Counselor, Professor, Former ACA President at American Counseling Association
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Dr. Gerard Lawson is the Interim Director of the School of Eduation at Virginia Tech as well as a Professor in the Counselor Education and Supervision program, and was the 66th President of the American Counseling Association, having served in that office from July 2017-June 2018. Gerard is also past-president of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) and past-president of the Virginia Counselors Association. In July of 2021, he was named to Governor Northram's administration, serving on the Board of Counseling in the Office of the Secretariat of the Commonwealth.

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