Meet Theresa!

Meet Theresa!

counselor profile
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Theresa Cry, College Counselor

Theresa Cry has spent her entire career in higher education: first working in financial aid at the University of Michigan, NC State, and Central Carolina Community College. Eventually, Theresa began to explore other areas of higher ed, serving as the Director of Enrollment and then the Director of Organizational & Professional Development at CCCC. Next, she headed to Virginia Commonwealth University in student support services and outreach. During her tenure at VCU, Theresa was asked to serve as a panelist for The Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. to discuss student loan debt and student borrowing behaviors.  Theresa completed the circle by heading back to the University of Michigan as Assistant Director of Admission in the Detroit Office and Urban Recruitment Initiatives. 


Theresa earned both her Bachelor's and Master's from Eastern Michigan University, in Business Administration and Higher Education Administration respectively.  She has returned back to school to earn her doctorate in educational leadership and management.

Theresa’s approach to working with students is to be an encourager, realist and to hold them accountable to accomplish their goals.


When she's not advising students, you can find Theresa baking or watching basketball--she was a season ticket holder for the Pistons pre-Covid and will be back there soon enough, and even once met Shaq.

Education & Experience

B.A., Business Administration, Eastern Michigan University

M.A., Higher Education Administration, Eastern Michigan University

Director of Enrollment, Central Carolina Community College

Director of Organizational & Professional Development, Central Carolina Community College

Student Support Services and Outreach, Virginia Commonwealth University

Assistant Director of Admission, University of Michigan - Detroit Office and Urban Recruitment Initiatives

Professional Organization Memberships

NACAC: National Association for College Admission Counseling

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