Chris Paasch

Senior Associate Director of Admission for Operations
 & International Recruitment
International Students
Hometown: Atlantic, Iowa
Education: B.A., Coe College '07
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 what makes my job exciting. Many of my responsibilities in the Office of Admission are very logical and procedural, but I still have the enjoyment of working with students on a daily basis.

My hobbies: Being active (tennis, squash, mountain biking, running, etc.), traveling (12 countries and counting), listening to new music, watching movies, reading and spending time with my son, Oliver, 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, Salsa Del Rio, Zeppelin’s, Czech Museum, Brucemore

Time killer: Lately, I’ve been tinkering on refurbishing an old bicycle, I always have a new building project and I spend much of my free time with my family/friends.