School Counselor and Education Partner Advisory Board

Kent State University is proud to host the School Counselor and Education Partner Advisory Board, under KSU's Enrollment Management division. We value the connection between the University and partners to give us insight into improving the college process for counseling partners, students and families.

Goals for the advisory board include:

  • Learning insights from counselor partners about items of importance for students and families
  • School counselors and education partners serving as a resource for Kent State in providing valuable feedback about new initiatives and strategies to support college access
  • Providing recommendations on recruitment activities and ways to best support students and families through the college selection process
  • Learning what Kent State is doing to support student access and completion


Organization Name Location
Riverside High School Scott Bailis Painesville, OH
Strongsville High School Tara Brzuski Strongsville, OH
Padua Franciscan High School Amanda Byrnes Parma, OH
Highland High School Carolyn Colbow Medina, OH
Stow Munroe Falls High School Ann Cottrill Stow, OH
Cuyahoga Falls High School Vickie Davis Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Revere High School Nick DePompei Richfield, OH
Hoover High School Tamie Eynon North Canton, OH
Green High School Kevin Granito Green, OH
Harvey S Firestone Sr Hs Nicole Hornish Akron, OH
Kenston High School Ray Kimpton Chagrin Falls, OH
Twinsburg High School Kristie Lewis Twinsburg, OH
Medina Senior High School Shawn McDermitt Medina, OH
Mentor High School Marc Nemunaitis Mentor, OH
GlenOak High School Kristen Zurbuch Canton, OH
Aurora High School April Nenadal Aurora, OH
Medina Senior High School Dan Senften Medina, OH
Medina County Career Center Patrick Shaughnessy Medina, OH
Magnificat High School Melissa Smyth Rocky River, OH
Hudson High School Jill Van Dyke Hudson, OH
St. Xavier High School  Lauren Cobble Cincinnati, OH
North Allegheny High School Rhonda Bielawski Wexford, PA
Estrela Consulting Kristina Dooley Hudson, OH
St. Ursula Academy Becky Tobias Toledo, OH
St. Charles Preparatory School Thomas Giles Bexley, OH
North High School Jackie Summers Akron, OH
College Now of Greater Cleveland Nancy Dunn Cleveland, OH

Board members have agreed to:

  • 18-month commitment
  • Participate in two to three annual meetings hosted on the Kent Campus

If you are interested in participating on future advisory boards, please contact Collin Palmer at