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The Council on Education advises CFP Board staff on the development and clarification of all educational policies related to the CFP® certification process. Comprising members from the academic community, registered program directors, certification experts and CFP® professionals, the Council provides input on policies that relate to CFP Board Registered Programs and Continuing Education Sponsors.

Council ON EDUCATION Members

Cindy R. Riecke, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, MSF 
College for Financial Planning® a Kaplan Company

Immediate Past Chair
Nathan Harness, Ph.D., CFP®
Director of Financial Planning
Texas A&M University

Preston D. Cherry, Ph.D., CFP®
Assistant Professor, Personal Financial Planning & Finance
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Chia-Li Chien, Ph.D., CFP®, PMP®, CPBC
Associate Provost of Graduate Programs 
The American College of Financial Services

Linda Lepe, CFP®
Program Director, Consumer Finance & Financial Planning
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Barry Mulholland, Ph.D., CFP®, ChFC®
Director, Financial Planning Program
University of Akron

Jillian Nel, CFP®, CDFA, CDAA™
Academic Director, CFP® Certification Education Program
Rice University

Kristin Regis, JD, 
Associate Dean, Business-Academic Programs
Southern New Hampshire University

Brett TharpCFP®
Advisory Training Specialist
eMoney Advisor 

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