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My Background


College Destinations was founded by Mike Perron.

For over twenty years I have worked with thousands of college-bound students of all backgrounds, financial means and abilities. My diverse educational career includes leading the admissions initiatives for a private nationally-recognized college, teaching at a public inner-city high school, and working at a private residential school for students with learning differences.


 I worked in college admissions for sixteen years at Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

For ten years I served as the Director and Dean of Admissions for undergraduate, graduate, transfer and international applicants. During that time Becker became a nationally and internationally-recognized college including being selected as one

of Princeton Review's "best colleges" in the country.  Unfortunately Becker could not maintain

this success as it closed three years after I left.


Since leaving Becker in 2018 I have been teaching at my alma mater high school in Worcester. My teaching background includes a wide array of classes such as Advanced Placement Government & Politics, US History I and II, Intro to Law

and Intro to Psychology. While teaching I continue to advise many college-bound seniors on personal

essay topics, college interview questions & preparedness, applying for & appealing financial aid packages,

and how to determine the right "fit" for college. ​Prior to joining Becker College I worked at Eagle Hill School

in Western Massachusetts. As a residential counselor I lived with eighteen high school junior and senior

students who had a variety of learning differences including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,

Tourette's syndrome and dyslexia.  

Traditional and non-traditional-aged first year students, transfers, athletes,

homeschooled students, international students: my varied educational and professional experiences 

have given me the tools to help you and your student navigate the challenging

college enrollment process. Together we will find the best academic, social and financial fit for your student!​​​


Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts: History, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts 

  • Master of Science: Non-Profit Management, Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts

  • Certificate: Inaugural class of the Enrollment Leadership Academy, New England College Board 

  • Certificate: Tomorrow’s Skills for Today’s Managers, Human Resources Training Committee of the Colleges of the Worcester Consortium 

  • Endorsement: Sheltered English Immersion through the state of Massachusetts 

  • Certified Teaching License from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

  • Associate Member, Independent Educational Consultant Association

 ​           Community Involvement, Recognitions & Selected Presentations

  • Board of Directors member for the Holy Cross Alumni Association

  • Volunteer mentor for the Holy Cross men's track & field teams and young HC alums

  • Member of the Corridor 9/495 Chamber of Commerce

  • Finding & Financing Your College Education, Worcester Rotary Club: Worcester, MA

  • Preparing for Graduate School, College of the Holy Cross Non-Profit Careers Conference: Worcester, MA,


    Overcoming Obstacles in Enrolling U.S. and International Students, The Future of College Enrollment in the Digital Age sponsored by CollegeFindMe, MindBridge Partners and Zulama: Cambridge, MA

  • What Is Your Data Telling You?, NEACRAO Annual Meeting: Newport, RI

  • Territory Management, NEACRAO Annual Meeting: New Castle, NH

  • Territory Management, NEACRAO Annual Meeting: Newport, RI

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