Chris Paasch

Senior Associate Director of Admission for Operations
 & International Recruitment
International Students
Hometown: Atlantic, Iowa
Education: B.A., Coe College '06
Majors: Computer Science and Psychology

Phone: 319.399.8101
Toll Free: 877.CALL.COE

What I look for in a student: Boundary expansion! I look for students who are willing to step outside of their comfort zone to expand their horizons. Students who come to Coe with goals, drive and an open mind leave completely changed.

What I love about my job: The college environment is young and ever changing. I enjoy developing relationships with individuals and families from other cultures.

My hobbies: Being active (tennis, squash, biking, running, etc.), traveling (16 countries and counting), listening to new music, watching movies, reading and spending time with my son, Oliver, daughter, Adelyn, and dog, Mollie!

Favorite Coe tradition: I really enjoy New Student Orientation. It gives everyone a chance to see the entire incoming class for a few days and get accustomed to college life before it actually starts.

Cedar Rapids hot spots: Tomaso's Pizzeria, Brewed Awakenings, NewBo Market, Zeppelin's, Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Brucemore Historic Estate

Time killer: Lately, I've been tinkering with some building projects. I've been known to get sucked into a few Netflix or HBO bing-watching sessions. But mostly, my free time goes to my kiddos.