Led by Dr. Cleo Samudzi, Ed-prep consulting offers college preparation consulting solutions to students and educators. We want to help high schoolers understand what it takes to complete a college program while also advising them on their career paths. We will also assist with the college application process, ensuring you have all the information and resources you will need to be accepted into post-secondary schooling.
We also provide support to students that are looking to transition into the workforce, allowing you to easily transition into the next phase of your career. So, when you are looking for help with planning your future education, trust Dr. Samudzi and Ed-Prep Consulting to provide you with the support you need. Contact us to learn more about the education preparation consulting services we have to offer or to discuss your college goals with our team.
Services for Educators
In addition to providing college preparation services to students, we also have experience working with K-12 educators and administrators. We offer professional development support to give education professionals the tools and resources they need to support their students. This way, you can help ensure that your students are ready to transition into college and be successful with their studies.
About Dr. Samudzi
Dr. Samudzi spent 14 years as Dean of the Missouri Academy (an innovative early-college program) at Northwest Missouri State University (February 2004 – April 2018). He also doubled as the Founding Director of the Honors Program at Northwest Missouri State University (March 2005 – May 2008).
Prior to joining the University, Dr. Samudzi served at the Missouri Department of Higher Education (August 1998 – January 2004) – with key responsibilities in three areas. First, as Senior Associate for Academic Affairs and Planning, he oversaw academic program evaluation – the evaluation of the existing degree and certificate programs, new degree and certificate programs, and degree and certificate program changes submitted to the Missouri Department of Higher Education by colleges and universities in Missouri. Second, Dr. Samudzi served as the Commissioner’s Associate for Life Sciences at the Missouri Department of Higher Education. In this capacity, he worked closely with the commissioner of higher education in providing information and coordinating the state’s life science initiatives and workforce development. Third, Dr. Samudzi was Missouri’s Director of the higher education component of the Title II federally funded Improving K12 Teacher Quality Professional Development Program (formerly known as the Eisenhower Program).
Before joining the Missouri Department of Higher Education, Dr. Samudzi was an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri, for six years, and Associate Scientist in Molecular Pharmacology at the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Maryland, for four years. He has also served as a part-time Adjunct Professor of Physics at Shepherd University – a 4-year public regional university in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and a part-time Biology and Chemistry Instructor at the Community College for Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for eight years.
Dr. Samudzi received his B.A. (cum laude) in Biology and Chemistry from Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota, and his Master of Science degree and doctorate (Ph.D.) degree in biological sciences/x-ray crystallography from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.