Episode 41– Expose, Educate and Exit: Finding The Best College.

You have two main jobs as a parent. First: Expose your child to as much as possible. Second: Educate your child with the best education possible. If you can give your teen the What, Where, and the Why, then s/he will begin to figure out the HOW. 


Today’s guest, Bill McMurray so eloquently shares his own tales of the role his parents and mentors played in his college process and his recommendation now of how parents must allow their nearly college aged child take control over their journey to college.


Bill McMurray is the Regional Director of Admissions at Roger Williams University, which is located in Bristol Rhode Island, with a seaside view. Bill has worked at multiple institutions and is a well seasoned admission officer. You want to hear this episode with the theme of Expose. Educate, Educate: Finding The Best College.

Guest Bio:

Bill McMurray’s career in college admissions spans over 30 years and includes regional and campus-based leadership roles with Wheaton College (Norton, MA), directorships at California College of the Arts (graduate programs) and the Sea Education Association, as well as secondary school counseling positions at Massachusetts-based St. Sebastian’s School and BU Academy. Bill also co-founded Portland-based College Search U In 2014 with his spouse and business partner, Kathy Strand who continues to operate and lead the company’s educational consulting services. Currently, Bill represents Roger Williams from his home base in Portland, Maine, as he travels throughout northern New England visiting high schools, meeting students and families, and reviewing hundreds and hundreds of applications each year. A true Mainer, Bill grew up in Brunswick and earned his BA from Bates College and his M.Ed. from the University of Vermont. 

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