St. Andrew’s-Sewanee Director of College Counseling was recently named to the International University Alliance (IUA) High School Counselor Advisory Board. The IUA is committed to creating more opportunities for students and inspiring cross-cultural exchange by expanding opportunities for new communities of international students aspiring to study in the U.S.
The International University Alliance (IUA) is an organization that collaborates with 17 different institutions throughout the U.S. to create pathways to colleges and universities for international students. When students apply through the IUA and if they are offered admission, the students are welcomed into a full year of support services directed at helping them successfully navigate the transition from high school to college.
Members of the High School Counselor Advisory Board provide input to the IUA on the student experience and educational trends, as well as helping IUA to identify new partnerships.
SAS Director of College Counseling Dan Monahan plans and administers all aspects of the college counseling process beginning with academic planning in the ninth grade and continuing with guidance through senior year and the college admission process. Dan is also the standardized testing coordinator at SAS and an assistant wrestling coach. Prior to joining SAS, Dan served Cheshire Academy, a co-educational boarding school in Cheshire, Connecticut as the Director of College Counseling. He formerly served in senior leadership roles in admission and enrollment management at Stonehill College in Easton, MA and Daniel Webster College in Nashua, NH.
Dan is an active member of the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling and the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Prior to relocating to the South, Dan was an active member of the New England Association for College Admission Counseling and was selected as a Professional of the Year by the organization in 2016-2017. Dan has presented at regional, national, and international conferences on college counseling and admission topics ranging from management, NCAA recruitment, marketing, partnerships, and more.