Kristin McClanahan

Associate Consultant

Ms. Kristin McClanahan joined Academic Search in 2023 and brings experience from her work in both higher education and independent school settings. She has focused her career on counseling with expertise in career and college advising. Her administrative skills have led to the development and implementation of internship programs at both the college and high school levels.

Ms. McClanahan previously worked at Cannon School (Concord, NC) as the Associate Director of College Counseling. In addition to her caseload of students, she served on the upper school leadership team and multiple search committees, and led institutional initiative cohorts. Through her role, she visited the campuses of over 150 institutions of higher education. Prior to Cannon School, she worked at a variety of institutions including Baldwin-Wallace University, Ferrum College, and Miami University.

Ms. McClanahan holds an M.S. in college student personnel with a focus in counseling and a B.S. in business finance from Miami University, Oxford. She has been involved with the National Association of College Admission Counseling and had the opportunity to present at their southern regional conference.