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Carl Tippen, a native of Corpus Christi, TX, has spent 20 years working in the fields of higher education and human resources for various organizations throughout his career.  He joined Westlake Academy in 2016, where he serves as College Counselor. Mr. Tippen worked in the undergraduate office of admissions for the University of Texas at Austin and Arlington for over five years.  He left the UT System and became a faculty member at St. Mark’s School of Texas in 2000, where he spent four years as a college counselor.  In addition to his college counseling duties, he was a teacher, coach and an advisor on campus. After leaving St. Mark’s, Carl began a career in Human resources.

Mr. Tippen worked for Raytheon, Dallas ISD, and McGladrey in several human resources roles such as leading campus recruiting, performance management, succession planning, etc. throughout the US and internationally. Mr. Tippen decided to leave the human resources field to return to the career that he truly loved.  He has an unrelenting passion for college counseling and helping students and families navigate the college admissions process.

Mr. Tippen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Education from Dallas Baptist University.  He currently resides in Plano with his wife Misty, and 3 children – Julia, Stafford, and Griffin.

Follow this link to visit the WA College Counseling webpage