My name is Jeff Bria. I have been a college administrator for 30+ 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.
My assistant Cooper lending a paw to “his students” college research.
College administrative positions:
Interim Registrar University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
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 the 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, and son Zach. 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