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Jeff Kallay

Jeff Kallay is a nationally renowned expert on campus visit experiences and student recruitment.

Jeff co-founded Render Experiences (now RNL+Render), the leading firm for campus visit experiences that has trained more than 10,000 campus visit tour guides and consulted with 250 campuses nationwide. On average, he hits six campuses a month, thrives on helping colleges and universities find their DNA, and creates campus visit experiences that connect to hearts, minds, and spirits. Before his work at Render, Jeff served at TargetX launching and expanding the consulting division to hundreds of campus visit clients.

He is an extremely popular speaker at conferences and workshops around the country, and has become the nationally respected authority on the emerging “experience economy” and the all-important campus visit experience. Jeff studies and presents about American generations with particular expertise on the current youth generation—the Homeland/GenZ and their GenX parents. He helps colleges and organizations understand generational differences and how to best connect with each unique peer group.

His innovative campus visit work has been featured on the cover of the Chronicle of Higher Education, in the national section of the New York Times, University Business magazine, Inside Higher Ed, and several other leading industry publications.


Jeff is a graduate of Lee University (College) in Cleveland, Tennessee.

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