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.
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