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Leah Beasley, Ph.D.

FOUNDER & COLLEGE CONSULTANT

B.A. Tufts University
M.A. University of Michigan
Ph.D. Michigan State University

Leah brings over 20 years of selective college admissions and college counseling to our practice. Leah worked in the Admissions Offices at Harvard University, Tufts University and the University of Michigan where she evaluated thousands of domestic and international applications. Most recently, Leah served as Assistant Dean of College Counseling at Cranbrook. She has counseled hundreds of families and visited over 200 college campuses.

Leah has also served as a consultant for state-wide higher education initiatives, college access programs as well as local and national media. She is a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, the Higher Education Consultants Association and the National Association of College Admission Counselors.

 

Leah is dedicated to, and passionate about, helping students and their families make sense of the college search and application process. She brings her energy, enthusiasm and encouragement to all that she does to ensure that students are engaged throughout the process.

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Julie Simon, M.A.

COLLEGE CONSULTANT

B.A. Ohio University
M.A. University of Michigan

Julie has 20 years of experience in selective college admissions. In her 16 years at the University of Michigan she held the position of Assistant Director of Admissions for Undergraduate Admissions and the School of Kinesiology and evaluated over 20,000 college applications. Before joining Beasley College Consulting, she was a college counselor and manager at Collegewise. 

There, she managed a team of college counselors while consulting with her own students resulting in admission to large research universities including University of Michigan and University of California-Berkeley to smaller liberal arts colleges including Amherst College and Dartmouth College.

Julie is a frequent guest on local and national news media outlets, consulting on higher education issues. She is also a member of state and national organizations including the National Association of College Admission Counselors and the Michigan Association of College Admissions Counselors where she recently served on the Professional Development Committee.

As a first-generation college student, Julie is dedicated to ensuring that deserving students reach their educational and career goals. She understands the complexities of the college admission process and aims to create a stress-free experience for families by getting to know students, engaging them through the process, thoughtful planning, and of course, a lot of humor.

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Sarah Beasley, Ph.D.

OF COUNSEL

B.A. Harvard University
M.Ed. Harvard University
Ph.D. Boston College

Sarah brings over 20 years of selective college admissions, higher education policy, and financial aid experience to our practice. 

Sarah spent six years as a Senior Admissions Officer at Harvard University Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Co-Director of the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative. She evaluated and made decisions on thousands of admissions applications. Sarah previously served as the Director of Statewide Academic Initiatives at the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

 

She is currently Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Concord University (WV).

She is a member of the National College Access Network, NASPA-Student Affairs in Higher Education, and the Association for the Study of Higher Education. 

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Jerry Beasley, Ph.D.

OF COUNSEL

B.A. Harvard University
M.Ed. Harvard University
Ph.D. Stanford University

Jerry brings over 50 years of selective college admissions, higher education policy and administration experience to our practice.

 

Jerry is a former admissions officer at Harvard University Office of Undergraduate Admissions as well as an alumni interviewer. He also served as Vice President of Development at West Virginia Wesleyan College (WV) and Vice President for Development and Planning at Waynesburg College (PA). Most recently, he served as the President of Concord University (WV) for 23 years. He has also served as a consultant and evaluator for the North Central Accrediting Association.

 

He has extensive experience as a higher education consultant and with higher education policy, especially regarding college access and affordability.

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