The Welcome To College Team

Justin Bayer, M. Ed
Founder/CEO

Justin knows firsthand just how crucial a college visit can be. His tour of the University of Dayton was the “turning point” in his selection process when he was a junior at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, OH. Originally not even on his radar screen, Justin flourished at the University of Dayton and eventually became student body president during his junior year. He went on to earn a Masters of Education degree from the University of Vermont, where he managed the on-campus visit programs for three years. Justin’s passion resides at the intersection of education and technology.

With over 12 years of experience working in higher education, Justin brings an enthusiastic vision to solving problems and creating solutions that encompass both value proposition and social benefit. Justin presents regularly at events such as the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), Campus Information and Visitor Services Association (CIVSA) and TEDx. One year after launching Welcome To College, the company won a FastCompany ‘Visualizing Success’ Award. Justin is married with three children and resides in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Kevin Bayer, CTO
Kevin found his love of pushing pixels while attending the University of Dayton. He believes in making the web a simple and easy experience for the user and administrators. In addition to web work, he plays drums in an electronic band, as well as produces music and videos. In his free time, you can mostly find him taking care of his 3 dogs and cat, watching movies with his wife and cooking his families Italian culinary traditions.

It takes a village.

Huge thanks to the hundreds of people that have contributed to the growth of Welcome To College. Grateful for the on-going mentorship from the following organizations:

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