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Trish Priest is the Director of Admissions at Queens University of Charlotte and the former Director of College Counseling at Columbus School for Girls. Prior to CSG, she served as the Senior Associate Dean of Admissions and Director of Athletic Recruitment at Kenyon College, a highly selective liberal arts college in Gambier, OH. With over 25 years of experience in college advising, Trish has guided thousands of students and families through the complex world of selective college admissions. A collegiate athlete herself and the wife of a collegiate men's basketball coach, Trish has a passion for working with prospective student-athletes and the added intricacies of the recruitment process. She has presented at local, regional, and national conferences on a variety of topics including: selective college admissions, the role of athletic recruitment at highly selective colleges, and maximizing recruitment opportunities. Trish is the mom of three: Depauw University class of 2021 (basketball), Grinnell College class of 2025 (basketball), Haverford College class of 2026 (cross country and track).

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Relationships are central to Trish Priest. She initiates and nurtures relationships at every level of the counseling process. As an active member of the college admissions community, and with her professional experience as a director of admissions and a secondary school college counselor, Trish has a strong network of relationships and resources to support students and their families as they distill the values that will guide the college search and application process. Trish is well-versed in the college admissions process, yet her true value is knowledge of how to find the right "fit". Trish asked the right questions and encouraged our daughter to identify and prioritize what she wanted and needed in a post-secondary institution. Using this information, Trish cultivated a list of target schools and helped our daughter navigate the application process. This allowed us, her parents, to step away from the driver's seat and hand the wheel to our daughter.

Jen B.



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