Notes by Frank C. Leana


Frank C. Leana


Teacher of English, Director of College Counseling



Years at Trinity


In Memoriam: Frank C. Leana

In Memoriam: Frank C. Leana

Frank C. Leana died on 2 October 2017, in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of seventy-three. Frank taught English and served as the Director of College Counseling at Trinity School from 1973-1985. He was a well-known, respected, and admired figure in the landscape of educational counseling, receiving the John Muir Award from the National Association of College Admission Counselors for “a significant contribution in the field of education.” He served as Director of the Manhattan office of Howard Greene & Associates for fifteen years, and in 2000 he opened his own educational counseling practice, where he guided hundreds of students and their families through their decision-making process in boarding schools, colleges and universities, and graduate programs. He authored three books on the topic of educational counseling: Getting Into College, The Best Private High Schools and How to Get In, and Pathfinder An Action Plan: Making the Most of High School. He was a guest on various television talk shows, and New York Magazine named him “one of the city’s prominent college counselors.” Frank graduated from Hamilton College, and received his MA from Indiana University and his PhD in American literature from the University of Rochester. He loved art, music, photography, and beautiful language. When he retired, he relocated to Minnesota to be near his family, and he loved his log home on Deer Lake. He is survived by his wife, Lenesa; his stepson, S. Zachary White; his daughter-in-law, Elizabeth White; and two adored grandchildren, Joseph and Eleanor.