The founder of Midwest College Consulting is Dana Rolander. Dana attended the University of Iowa, receiving her BA in Journalism & Mass Communication with minors in English and Sociology. She went on to pursue freelance writing and then developed a long-standing marketing career in the financial services and education industries, spending several years developing marketing campaigns for school districts on levies, service initiatives and administrative personnel hiring. Along the way, Dana discovered a passion for college admissions. She received a Certificate in College Counseling With Distinction from UCLA, is a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association and a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling and the Wisconsin Association for College Admission Counseling. Dana vigorously pursues continuing education opportunities through conferences, seminars and webinars, and visits between 20-25 colleges each year. She is a former member of the Board of Trustees for the Mariemont School Foundation and resides as a new empty nester in Terrace Park, Ohio with her husband John and dog Hobbes.