Announcements

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Lyon College is pleased to announce that Ann Turney has joined the College staff as Vice President for Institutional Advancement. She was previously the Director for Leadership Gifts at Hendrix College in Conway. More »

President

Riverside Military Academy's Board of Trustees has named Col William J. Gallagher, US Army (Retired) as its ninth president in the Academy's 109-year history, announced Kenneth McKelvey, board chairman. More »

Academic Dean for College of Business & Economics

Timothy P. Keane has been appointed founding academic dean of the new College of Business and Economics at Regis University, effective summer 2015. Dr. Keane is the founding executive director of the Emerson Leadership Institute at Saint Louis University. More »

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Heidelberg University search committee is pleased to announce the selection of Beth M. Schwartz as the next vice president for academic affairs and provost at Heidelberg University, effective July 1, 2015. Dr. Schwartz is currently assistant dean, professor, and chair of the Psychology Department at Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA.

Dean, School of Health Professions and Education

Collegiate Counsel is pleased to join Provost Judy Kirkpatrick in announcing the appointment of Dr. Harry T. Slife as Dean of the School of Health Professions and Education. Dr. Slife served for 30 years with the U.S. Army, where he held important leadership posts, including command of the Army's Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense. He holds the Ph.D. in biochemistry and taught at Hood College. Dr. Richard Pfau and his colleagues at Collegiate Counsel assisted with the national search.

Jacobson Distinguished Professor

Collegiate Counsel is pleased to join President Kent Henning and Provost Mary Elizabeth Stivers in announcing the appointment of Dr. Kris Kilibarda, as Jacobson Distinguished Professor & Director of the Jacobson Institute for Innovation in STEM Education. Dr. Kilibarda comes from Central College where she served as Chair of the Department of Education. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and the recipient of the U.S. West Outstanding Teacher Award, Dr. Kilibarda has an exceptional record of teaching, research, and service in STEM education. She earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees in biology at Drake University, where she also earned her Ed.D.

Grand View is a University of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and enrolls a diverse constituency of 2,300 traditional and non-traditional students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Founded in 1896, the University is located in Des Moines, Iowa.

Criminal Justice Program Coordinator

Collegiate Counsel is pleased to join President Pamela Gunter-Smith and Dean Dominic DelliCarpini in announcing the appointment of Dr. Amie R. Scheidegger, as Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Program for York College of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Scheidegger comes to York from Brevard College where she served as Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Program. A recipient of Brevard’s Outstanding Social Science Professor Award, Dr. Scheidegger previously was on the faculties at Northern Arizona University and Charleston Southern University. Dr. Scheidegger earned her B.S. at Illinois State University and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at Florida State University.

York College, founded in 1787, has an enrollment of 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is most distinctive for its commitment to affordable excellence in pre-professional programs in a liberal learning environment.

This appointment follows a national search in which Collegiate Counsel served as consultants to the Criminal Justice Search Committee.

Dean of the School of Business and Justice Studies

Collegiate Counsel is pleased to join Provost Judith Kirkpatrick in announcing the appointment of Dr. James Norrie as Dean of the School of Business and Justice Studies for Utica College. Dr. Richard Pfau and his colleagues at Collegiate Counsel assisted Utica College with the national search.

Dr. Norrie brings solid academic credentials in business and law as well as experience with the development and management of technology-based companies. He comes to Utica from Ryerson University in Toronto, where he was a tenured professor and associate dean of the Ted Rogers School of Management, the largest management school in Canada. Dr. Norrie earned his undergraduate degree at McMaster University, his doctorate in project management from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and his law degree from Strathclyde University. He has written books and articles and made presentations on leadership, project management, and business and serves on academic and corporate boards of directors.

Utica College's School of Business and Justice Studies offers undergraduate programs in business and economics, construction management, economic crime, justice studies and cyber security, and public relations and journalism. UC also offers masters' degrees in criminal justice administration, cyber security – intelligence and forensics, and economic crime management, as well as an M.B.A. in economic crime and fraud management and an M.B.A. in professional accountancy.

President

Collegiate Counsel is pleased to share with the Board of Trustees at York College of Pennsylvania its announcement of the appointment of Dr. Pamela Gunter-Smith as its new President. York College, founded in 1787, has an enrollment of 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is most distinctive for its commitment to affordable excellence in pre-professional programs in a liberal learning environment. With exceptional leadership for twenty-two years from retiring President George Waldner, the College is poised to move forward with confidence and strength.

Dr. Gunter-Smith currently serves as the Provost and Academic Vice President for Drew University, where she has served since 2006. A decade ago she served as a Fellow with the America Council on Education with President Donna Shalala at the University of Miami. Previously she served for over a decade at Spelman College as an endowed Professor of Physiology and Chair of the Biology Department. Earlier she served for over a decade with the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute as a research scientist and project manager. "Dr. GS" earned her undergraduate degree from Spelman, her PhD from Emory and completed postdoctoral work at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Texas. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She and her husband, Lawrence, will be moving into the President's Home this summer (2013). They are proud parents of two grown sons, one in Nashville and the other in Auburn. This appointment follows a national search in which Jon McRae and his colleagues at Collegiate Counsel served as consultants to the Presidential Search Committee.

Director of Financial Aid

President Paul Marion has announced the continuation of Ms. Andrea Faber as Director of Financial Aid at Tiffin University. Ms. Faber is a graduate of Tiffin and has served in admissions, alumni affairs and financial aid for more than a decade. Collegiate Counsel is pleased to have served as consultants to the University in this appointment.

Director of the Schmidt Library

Collegiate Counsel is pleased to join President George Waldner and Dean Dominic DelliCarpini in announcing the appointment of Denise Shorey, as Director of the Schmidt Library for York College of Pennsylvania. Ms. Shorey currently serves as Associate Director for User Services in the Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame. She previously served in library leadership roles at Northwestern University, Whitman College, the University of Southern California, and Princeton University. Ms. Shorey earned her B.A. in Language and Linguistic Studies at the University of the West Indies and her M.L.S. from Rutgers University. She also has a certificate from the ACRL/Harvard Leadership institute for Library Directors or their Direct Reports.

York College, founded in 1787, has an enrollment of 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is most distinctive for its commitment to affordable excellence in pre-professional programs in a liberal learning environment. With exceptional leadership for twenty-two years from retiring President George Waldner and the recent announcement of the appointment of Pamela Gunter-Smith as his successor, the College is poised to move forward with confidence and strength.

This appointment follows a national search in which Wayne Seelbach and his colleagues at Collegiate Counsel served as consultants to the Schmidt Library Search Committee.

Vice President for Enrollment Management

Collegiate Counsel is pleased to join Executive Vice President Laura Casamento in announcing the appointment of Jeffery T. Gates as Vice President for Enrollment Management for Utica College.

Mr. Gates is an accomplished professional in the field of enrollment management. His most recent position was Director of Enrollment Services for the State University of New York System in Albany. Prior to that he held increasingly responsible posts at SUNY Binghamton, rising in 12 years from recruiter on Long Island to Director of Enrollment Management Operations. Active in professional organizations for enrollment management, he is a past president of the New Yorks State Association of College Admissions Counselors and served as a delegate to the National Association of College Admissions Counselors. He completed his B.S. at Bryant College, his M.S. at SUNY Binghamton, and is finishing a Doctorate in Law and Policy at Northeastern University.

As Vice President, Mr. Gates will oversee the recruitment of undergraduate and graduate students for the Utica campus, co-chair the College's retention efforts, and serve as a member of the President's Cabinet.

Dr. Richard Pfau and his colleagues at Collegiate Counsel, served as consultants to Utica College in this national search.

Provost and Dean of the Faculty

President Christopher Howard has announced the appointment of Dennis Stevens, PhD, as Provost and Dean of the Faculty. Dr. Stevens will begin in the summer of 2012 and comes from Randolph College in Virginia, where he served as Vice President for Academic Affairs. His academic credentials are exceptional and he brings a wealth of experience from his previous leadership in academic affairs at such institutions as the University of Findlay, Lake Erie College, Augustana College and Knox College. Dr. Stevens earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, cum laude, from Kenyon College and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston College. Collegiate Counsel is pleased to have served as consultants to the search committee.

Client List

client list for Jon McRae prior to Collegiate Counsel

ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, Texas

AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE, Georgia

ALABAMA ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES, Alabama

ALDERSON-BROADDUS COLLEGE, West Virginia

ALLEN COLLEGE, Iowa

ANDREW COLLEGE, Georgia

APPALACHIAN COLLEGE ASSOCIATION, Kentucky

ASSOCIATED COLLEGES OF THE SOUTH, Georgia

ATLANTA COLLEGE OF ART, Georgia

AVERETT UNIVERSITY, Virginia

BARIUM SPRINGS HOME FOR CHILDREN, North Carolina

BLUE MOUNTAIN COLLEGE, Mississippi

BRANDON HALL SCHOOL, Georgia

BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY, Iowa

CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY, Kentucky

CARROLL COLLEGE, Wisconsin

CATAWBA COLLEGE, North Carolina

CENTENARY COLLEGE, Louisiana

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, North Carolina

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY, South Carolina

COKER COLLEGE, South Carolina

COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE, New York

COLUMBIA COLLEGE OF NURSING, Wisconsin

COLUMBIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, Georgia

CONCORD UNIVERSITY, West Virginia

CONCORDIA COLLEGE, Minnesota

CONVERSE COLLEGE, South Carolina

CORNELL COLLEGE, Iowa

COX COLLEGE OF NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES, Missouri

CUMBERLAND COLLEGE, Kentucky

DAVIDSON COLLEGE, North Carolina

EIIA, INC., Illinois

EASTERN COLLEGE, Pennsylvania

FEDERATION OF STATE HUMANITIES COUNCILS, District of Columbia

FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE, Florida

FRANKLIN COLLEGE, Indiana

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, District of Columbia

GEORGIA FOUNDATION OF INDEPENDENT COLLEGES, Georgia

HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY, Texas