Mary Banks, an admissions consultant for Quad Education

Mary Banks

Former Admissions Committee Member, Columbia University

Mary has served for almost forty years as an essential resource to students, faculty, and corporate partners in her many professional roles. With her outgoing personality, Mary plays an integral role in the lives of every Quad Education applicant she works with, and she often builds relationships that last far longer than the typical advising experience.

After teaching for over 16 years, Mary’s graduate studies brought her to Columbia University, where she began a career in student services. During her time there, she held several senior positions, including Director of Admissions at the Columbia School of Nursing, Associate Director of Admissions for MBA Programs at the Columbia School of Business, Associate Director of Athletics, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for MBA Academic Advising, Corporate Director for Executive Education Programs, and the Director of Financial Aid.

As one of our most experienced consultants, Mary has held an impressive assortment of undergraduate and graduate school admissions positions. In addition to her many positions held at Columbia, she has served as the Director of Admissions for the School of Education, Nursing and the Arts at New York University, twelve years as the Director of Career Services at the Leeds School of Business, and an additional six years as Manager for Corporate Outreach and Student Engagement for Burridge Center for Finance.

Finally, in 2014, while still working part-time at CU Boulder, Mary accepted a 3-year assignment as Director of Colorado Mountain College in Buena Vista, CO. Today, we are lucky to have her on the Quad team as one of our most passionate and experienced admissions consultants.