A Conversation with a College Consultant, Brett Kennedy
College planning seems to get more complicated all the time, doesn’t it? From choosing where to apply to finalizing the perfect essay, and from deciding how far away is too far to figuring out how to avoid massive student debt, families have lots of questions and concerns This month, we’re talking with college consultant Brett Kennedy. Brett has the inside scoop from his years working in college admissions and financial aid for both big universities and small private colleges (including a decade as the Dean of Admissions for Berry College!), and will share with us lessons he has learned along the way. Join us as Brett demystifies the process of finding, landing, and affording the right college for your learner.
Brett has over 25 years of experience in college admissions and aid. Most recently, he served in the Dean of Admissions role at Berry College for a decade. Before that, he began his admissions career at the University of Alabama and later held senior admissions positions at DePauw University. Having worked for colleges both large and small, Brett also held positions in both new student orientation and parent and family affairs at the University of Maryland-College Park. At Birmingham-Southern College, he worked in Financial Aid exclusively with new, incoming students. Brett holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Birmingham-Southern College and a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from the University of Alabama. He took additional graduate coursework in the history and politics of education at the University of Maryland-College Park. He also holds a Certificate in Independent Educational Consulting from the University of California Irvine. He is married and a father of two children. In his spare time, Brett attends a local Episcopal Church and is active in the Rotary Club of North Cobb.
You can find Brett at Kennedy Mathews Consulting.
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