WICHITA — Parents helping their children choose colleges can sometimes have a difficult time guiding them.
Don Hapward wants to help.
Hapward spent more than three decades doing college admissions work across the country.
He’s now starting College Connections of Kansas to help families in the greater Wichita area through the college application process.
“I can see it from the other side,” Hapward says of handling applications. He’s seen “thousands of them over the years.”
When Hapward and his wife came to Wichita several years ago, his plan was to retire. Instead, he found himself teaching at Wichita Collegiate School, where he still helps coach golf and bowling.
Parents of Collegiate students are who encouraged him to start his business.
“There are so many people who would like to have your expertise,” is something Hapward says he’s heard a lot.
“I’ve just heard that desire from a lot of parents. ‘I just wish we had someone we could go to.’ ”