All Kinds of News for April 05, 2017
College Excel is excited to announce two wonderful new additions to the College Excel team. With the current Admissions Director Colin Cass, moving on to travel the world, College Excel is thrilled to bring on board two professionals with outstanding resumes and experience.
Tomas Amodia, MBA, MA, the new Recruitment Director, has more than 20 years of combined experience in leadership education, change management, and creative facilitation. Most recently, as a consultant, coach and trainer, Tomas directed programs for universities to improve student outcomes by creating better student support services and conducting needs and readiness assessments to enhance the student journey.
He discovered his passion for education during his tenure at the National Outdoor Leadership School where he led 30-90 day wilderness expeditions and designed and delivered university courses on advanced leadership, communication, environmental resource management, judgment and decision making. In addition to his background in education, Tomas helped create and operate a mental health clinic for trauma survivors and worked as a small business development, sustainability and planning consultant.
Jon Baker, Admissions Director, grew up in northeast Ohio and went to school at The Ohio State University where he earned a B.S. in Environmental Communication/Education. He moved to Utah and began working for a wilderness therapy program in the summer of 2005 as a field instructor. In October of 2006, Jon moved to Oregon and continued his work at another wilderness therapy program holding positions as a Field Director and Program Director. Jon values the role of College Excel within the Central Oregon community as well as its importance in the family choice behaviorial healthcare industry. His passion for helping families, appreciation for program development, and excitement at teaching others has continued to this day. Jon spends much his time off enjoying beautiful central Oregon with his wife, two amazing children and elderly dog.
About College Excel Founded in 2003, College Excel is the nation’s leading residential college support program located in beautiful Bend, Oregon. At College Excel, post-secondary adults (18+) with diverse learning needs requiring extra support are provided the structure they need to move forward, both academically and personally. Using a proprietary, blended coaching model rooted in Harvard research-based neurocoaching and behavioral coaching techniques, College Excel students receive daily support from a team of credentialed and experienced Academic and Student Life Coaches while earning transferable college credits.