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My name is Jeff Bria. I have been a college administrator for 25+ years and consult within the higher education community and with families. Via assessment, evaluation and objective advice my goal is to find a good personal college match (fit) academically, socially and financially for college bound students – with plans to graduate in four years or less.

Cooper

My assistant Cooper lending a paw to his students’ college research tutorial.

 Prior to college consulting, I held positions as:

  • Registrar and Executive Director of Student Services for Walden University
  • Registrar and Associate Director of Academic & Student Affairs for the College of Visual Arts
  • Student Services positions at College of St. Catherine and University of St. Thomas
  • Assistant Registrar at Northern Michigan University
  • Director of Partner Relations & Business Integration Manager for iSeek Solutions
  • Student Service consulting for the Minnesota State College & University System, University of Minnesota, National Labor College and numerous other educational and non-profit entities. 

I hold a MBA from the University of St. Thomas and a B.A. in Public Administration and Education from Northern Michigan University and an Independent Education Consultant Certificate from the University of California at Irvine.  I reside in Cottage Grove, Minnesota with my wife Michele, daughter Kelsey, son Zach, and “third child” Baxter – a 90 pound, needy golden retriever.  I have been and continue to be active in numerous professional, community, and charitable activities.

Current and Past Affiliations:

  • Independent Educational Consulting Certificate – University of California – Irvine
  • American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
  • Upper Midwest Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (UMACRAO)
  • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
  • Minnesota School Counselors Association (MSCA)
  • Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC)
  • Director Softball – East Ridge Athletic Association
  • Cottage Grove Athletic Association – (Softball Board)
  • South Washington County Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee
  • Hastings Area Swim Team – Board Member
  • Numerous other civic and volunteer positions

 

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