Road To College is a premier college consulting service
offering personalized college preparation solutions to students and parents.
Our goal is to provide parents and students from all over the world access to
quality, affordable college counseling services. Our products help prospective
candidates assess their strengths and weaknesses, create a plan of action and
prepare for the admissions process.
With our network of former admissions officers, Road To College provides
customers unprecedented access to admissions experts who share their
professional experience and knowledge with the customer. All our admissions
experts have a minimum of 3 years experience as college admissions officers to
provide customers with the highest quality service. Our extensive network of
admissions officers come from selective schools throughout the country
including: Boston College, Colby, Drake, Duke, Iowa State, Harvard, Lasell,
MIT, St. Lawrence, Stanford, Tufts, UNC-Chapel Hill, Washington University, Case Western, University of Pennsylvania,
Hobart and William Smith, Barnard, Providence, University of Connecticut, Siena, Columbia, and the University of Chicago.
The Road To College team is constantly growing, adding new experienced members to team every year.
To connect with a Road To College expert contact us or call 1-888-835-4620.
Chuck Hughes – President and Founder
Former Senior Admissions Officer at Harvard College
Chuck Hughes brings his experience as a senior admissions officer at Harvard College to Road To College. Author of What It Really Takes to Get into the Ivy League and Other Highly Selective Colleges, Chuck has the experience to help students better prepare for the college admissions process. A former teacher, a Harvard graduate, coach, academic advisor and residential proctor, Chuck adds academic and career coaching to his admissions knowledge. Read Chuck's complete founder profile.
Stephen J. Pemberton – President and Founder
Former Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Boston College
Stephen J. Pemberton served as Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Boston College . Over his 10 year tenure, he was the primary application evaluator for 11 territories across the country, chaired several admission committees as well as coordinated a large network of student and alumni volunteers. Creator of Making College Search Count and Making College Financing Count, Pemberton served as Vice President of Strategy and Development for Monster.com prior to co-founding Road to College, Inc. Read Steve's complete founder profile.
Our Management Team
Sara Cronin – Senior Admissions Consultant
A graduate of Siena College (Albany, NY), Sara Cronin was assistant director and then associate director of admissions at her alma mater from 1992-1996.
Following Siena, Sara made the move to the public sector and worked in the admissions office at the University of Connecticut. Sara became assistant dean of admission at Providence College and was ultimately
promoted to associate dean from 1997-2000. Sara completed her masters in Guidance and Counseling in 2001 at Providence College. Following her departure of Providence College Sara worked at the College Planning Center of Rhode Island, and the
Community College of Rhode Island Advising Center.
Sara manages several educational partnership programs and our consulting team in addition to working with individual students.
Our Consulting Team
Road To College has a wide network of former college admissions officers available to work with students as they begin the college search, selection and application process. In addition to each individual admissions officer’s set of academic, admissions and counseling experience, our team works together to provide you with an extensive knowledge base about a vast range of colleges and universities. From the Ivy League, to the small liberal arts colleges, to the large state universities to the specialty and pre-professional colleges, our staff can help you navigate the college search and application process.
Meet The Team
With a team of more than fifteen former admissions officers, we are able to meet the needs of our clients and their range of interests. Our team members have worked in admissions at Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, MIT, The University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, Duke, Tufts, Amherst, Columbia, Boston College, St. Lawrence, UConn, Providence, Washington University in St Louis, Case Western Reserve and many other institutions. Below is a list of some of our former admissions officers ready to work with students.
Rebecca Georgenes - Becky graduated from Princeton University with an AB in Politics and concentration in economics in 1989 and worked as an admissions officer at Princeton from 1989 to 1991. She earned her EdM from Harvard in 1992 in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy. Becky taught in New Orleans schools from 1993-1999 before moving into the educational consulting world where she has been a tutor and a college coach for over nine years. Becky is currently located in the Boston area.
Darren Reaume - Darren spent seven years as an Assistant Dean of Admission at Amherst College. In addition to his work in admissions, he also served as a coordinator for the college’s community college outreach initiative that worked to bring dozens of community college transfers to Amherst as part of an effort to attract non-traditional students. Darren also spent seven seasons as an assistant coach for the Amherst College men’s Ice Hockey team, coaching at his alma mater. Darren received his BA in Philosophy from Amherst College in 2002.
Jay Robie - Jay provides a broad spectrum of admissions, career planning and counseling experience to the team. Prior to joining Road To College in 2004, Jay worked as an Admissions Counselor for St. Lawrence University, managing a territory of 7 states. Jay also worked in the Graduate Admissions office at Boston College's Carroll School of Management. This experience involved recruiting prospective students, interviewing candidates for the MBA program, evaluating all supporting documents connected with the application process and providing recommendations to the admissions committee. Additionally, he spent four years counseling and placing students into paid internships as Director of the Corporate Internship Program at Notre Dame High School in Lawrence, MA. Jay has been with our team for the past seven years and is located in the Boston area.
Lisa Cynamon Mayers - Lisa worked as a Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Washington University from 1999-2002 and interned in Case Western Reserve’s Admissions Office as a graduate intern while she completed her Master’s degree. Lisa served as an admissions officer at Case Western in the winter of 2010-2011 to support the admissions office during a maternity leave in the midst of the admission cycle. Lisa graduated from Washington University in St Louis with a degree in Architecture and History, and she earned her Master’s Degree from Case Western University in History. Lisa currently resides in Cleveland, OH and has been with Road To College since 2004.