Landis Fryer

College Admissions Consultant

Former admissions officer at
Dartmouth College
Former admissions officer at
Northwestern University
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About Landis FryerCollege Admissions Consultant

My Background

My work in education started when I was an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Dartmouth College, my alma mater. In addition to reading applications and making admissions decisions, I led our recruitment efforts for Black students and supervised the Senior Interviewer program. I moved back to my hometown, Chicago, and began working in the Undergraduate Admissions office at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. There, I also read applications, made admissions decisions, and led our recruitment efforts for Black students. I completed my MS in Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania and my Ph.D. at Loyola University Chicago, where I studied, traveled, and taught in Tunisia, Cuba, South Korea, and China. My most recent position was working with students from China, helping both undergraduates and graduates succeed through the admissions process. Over the course of my career, I have helped students aged 6 to over 30 find their own path toward new educational opportunities.

My Education

Dartmouth College
Bachelor of Arts, English modified with Religion
University of Pennsylvania
Master of Science, Higher Education
Loyola University Chicago
Ph.D., Comparative and International Education

Get to Know Me

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Why I Joined Bright Horizons College Coach

I was primed early on to know that attending and graduating from college were milestones I would achieve. My parents ensured my siblings and I had access to the best public education offered in the City of Chicago, and I enrolled in gifted programs and completed multiple AP courses. But since I would be the first person in my family to go to college, I needed to learn how to navigate a process that was unfamiliar to me and my parents. Fortunately, I received assistance from wonderful counselors who knew about things from fit to finances. What I came to realize in my professional career is that I unknowingly absorbed and stored the care and guidance they gave to me for future use as a counselor. That’s what gets me excited about college admissions – being able to care for and guide people through what is often a confusing and intimidating process. And at Bright Horizons College Coach, care and guidance is at the core of who we are and what we do.

Some of my Favorite Pastimes

Cooking, watching movies & shows, video games