Don’t let college planning become an afterthought during the difficult time of divorce. Nearly half of all U.S. children will experience the breakup of their parent’s marriage and many the failure of a second marriage as well. Divorce is an emotionally charged life event that may cause many to leave college planning as an afterthought.
As the lead contact and developer for Wilmington Trust’s College and Education Advisory Services, Jerry works to provide research-based information to parents of potential college students that is centered on the financial cautions and concerns of choosing and paying for college. This initiative was designed and continues to flourish under the premise that an unbiased awareness of the many choices and paths during the higher education process is critical to setting up a financially sound foundation for young adults as they transition from scholarly students to members of the world of work.
Jerry has more than seventeen years of banking and finance experience. He also served as Director at a small private college in Buffalo for six years, where he was responsible for accreditation, enrollment management, event management, institutional advancement, marketing, and curriculum development. In addition, Jerry continues to maintain a strong pulse on high school and college students through his fourteen plus years as a high school football official and various posts as an adjunct college professor.
Jerry holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration from D’Youville College; two master’s degrees from SUNY Buffalo in Urban Policy and School Counseling; and a bachelor’s degree as a University Scholar from Xavier University.