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Essential Partnerships for Enrollment Management
October 19, 2015
October 19, 2015
9:00 AM to 2:15 PM
Check-in & continental breakfast
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
AM Aisles (Session)
9:30 to 11:15 AM
11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
PM Aisles (Session)
12:15 to 2:15 PM
Deadline to register:
October 8, 2015
Program Fees: ADVIS members pay
$30 per person for both sessions and
networking lunch; $20 per person for
one session and lunch. Non-members
pay $150 per person (includes lunch).
Payment should be made by check or
credit card in advance of the program.
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
The Sands Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
8000 Cherokee Street
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Click here for a campus map
for parking and entrance instructions.
Director of Professional Development
This program is generously supported
by funding from the Council for the
Advancement and Support of Education
(CASE) District II. (
Essential Partnerships for Enrollment Management
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED - AT CAPACITY
Learn how high-performing departments can work together to ensure great outcomes for their school. These sessions will provide perspectives from “both sides of the aisle.”
Morning Aisles (Session) 9:30 to 11:15 AM
Advancement and Enrollment Management;
aka Admissions, Alumni Relations, Marketing, Communications and Fundraising
Director of Admission and Enrollment Management
Director of Institutional Advancement
Learn how these two high performing departments forged an effective working partnership, along with an overview of processes that allow Newark Academy to provide strong stewardship for donor and alum families while maintaining a highly selective admission process.
Afternoon Aisles (Session) 12:15 to 2:15 PM
Enrollment Management and Business Office
, Head of School
, Associate Director of Admissions, Director of Financial Aid
, Chief Financial Officer
Tampa Preparatory School
A. Randol Benedict "Randie",
Director of Enrollment Management
, Director of Finances and Facilities
The Agnes Irwin School
The relationship between Admissions and the Business Office is vital to the health of your schools. Building upon NBOA's Genevieve Madigan's presentation for us last May, come learn from two high-performing teams about what a strong partnership between the head- admission leader- CFO can accomplish when there is shared leadership on enrollment strategy and school sustainability.
About our Presenters:
Willard L. Taylor, Jr.
, Director of Admission & Enrollment Management, Newark Academy.
“Will,” has more than a quarter century in education, beginning his career as a classroom teacher of English Literature and Philosophy at his Alma Mater Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair NJ, in 1989 after earning undergraduate degrees in English and Philosophy from Upsala College. While at Immaculate, Will wore many hats: classroom teacher, Director of Admission, Director of Athletics, Dean of Discipline, football, wrestling and baseball coach. He also pursued his graduate work in philosophy, with a concentration in Eastern Thought at Columbia University.
Will joined the Newark Academy admission staff in 2005, as Associate Director of Admission & Director of Financial Aid and was named Director of Admission & Enrollment Management in 2007. While under Will’s leadership the school has enjoyed significant growth in inquires, applications and enrollment, and Will has taken on leadership roles within the NJAIS Admission Director’s group as well as the SSATB Non Cognitive Assessment "G32" and as a member of the AISAP Board of Directors and Cohort Group Leaders. A vocal advocate for non-traditional students and families in the independent school admission process, Will has worked to attract students to independent schools from throughout northern New Jersey since 1996 and has extensive experience in the urban, parochial and independent school systems.
Lisa Grider, Director of Institutional Advancement, Newark Academy.
Over the past 30 years, Lisa has served a wide-range of educational institutions including universities, academic medical centers and independent schools. Since 2008 she has served as the Director of Institutional Advancement at Newark Academy, one of the nation’s oldest independent day schools. In her role, Lisa oversees alumni relations, marketing, communications and fundraising and has helped NA move to a $1 million-plus annual giving program, increased alumni participation in annual giving and is guiding the Academy’s largest ever comprehensive campaign.
Prior to joining Newark Academy, Lisa served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Graham-Pelton Consulting, Inc. As part of Graham-Pelton’s leadership team, Lisa was involved in expanding the firm to a national scope in all nonprofit sectors. Lisa also managed her own portfolio of clients while at Graham-Pelton including The West Point Association of Graduates (United States Military Academy), Gilmour Academy, Kent Place School, Manhattanville College, Marymount University, Concord Hill School and the Marine Corps University Foundation.
Lisa began her career in media and public relations for intercollegiate athletics, working in the Southwest Conference office, Texas Christian University and as Assistant Commissioner of the Southland Conference. In 1990 she joined the Office of Public Affairs at Baylor University Medical Center. Upon relocating to New Jersey in 1993, Lisa served for six years as the Assistant Vice President for Alumni and University Relations at Seton Hall University.
Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Western Kentucky University and a master’s degree from Texas Christian University. She serves as a member of the Advancement Steering Committee for the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS) and is a member of the District II Board of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
A. Randol Benedict, "Randie", Director of Enrollment Management, The Agnes Irwin School
. Over the past 30 years, Randie has worked in admission and financial aid at several independent schools as well as serving on the undergraduate admissions team at Georgetown University for eight years. During her career, she has also been a student advisor, a dorm team leader, a coach, a team teacher and a mentor to new admission officers and those considering leadership in independent schools. She and her husband are the proud parents of two young adults who both graduated from single-gender independent schools. She, her mother, grandmother and daughter are all graduates of girls' schools. Her career includes various leadership roles, including chairing the SSATB Board, being Head of School at The Ellis School, and serving on several boards, including currently as the secretary of the board for the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools(PAIS). She is the recipient of the Brentall Award given annually by SSATB to one admission officer in recognition of exemplary contributions in the field of independent school admission.
Kevin McCullough, Director of Finances and Facilities, The Agnes Irwin School.
As a graduate of Villanova University with a B.S. in Education and a M.A. in English followed by further course work at Penn State with a concentration in the education of the gifted child, it seemed logical if not inevitable to Kevin that he would some day assume responsibility for the administration of financial and facilities affairs at The Agnes Irwin School. Perhaps it was also his early forays playing in high school and college rock bands, followed by a decade of custom home building, furthered and refinished by working as a photography, filmmaking and English teacher that led Kevin to realize that when we have the opportunity to assemble great talent committed to building the foundation, designing the framework and staying focused on the finish we will realize important and sometimes impactful results. Whatever the driver, for the last 25 years Kevin has enjoyed the destination: partnering with Heads of School and Directors of Enrollment Management to sustain and advance the enrollment of girls and young women at The Agnes Irwin School.
Kevin has also come to understand the opportunities for personal growth in professional outreach serving outside the School community. Two current commitments Kevin finds especially rewarding are serving as Treasurer for ADVIS and as a Board member for Main Line Animal Rescue.
Kevin Plummer, Head of School
, Tampa Preparatory School
Kevin became the seventh Head of Tampa Preparatory School in July 2007. He and his wife Jennifer moved from the Philadelphia area where Kevin was the Middle School Head at Chestnut Hill Academy. He is a 1989 graduate of Colby College where he was named a Lacrosse All-American. Kevin was awarded the highly competitive and prestigious Klingenstein Fellowship at the Teachers College of Columbia University where he received a Master of Education Administration in 1999. Kevin's new roots go deeply into the Tampa community where he serves on the Executive Steering Committee of the Friends of the Riverwalk, is a Board Member for Creative TampaBay and is a trustee of the Boys and Girls Club. Recently he was elected to the Board of FCIS, was named as a Board Member of SSATB, and served as President of B.A.A.I.S. (2009-2010). Kevin and Jennifer have a daughter, Galen Grace.
Tammy Honegger, Associate Director of Admissions, Director of Financial Aid
, Tampa Preparatory School
Tammy joined Tampa Preparatory School in 2005 as the Associate Director of Admissions, Director of Financial Aid and Director of Summer Programs. She holds a B.S. in Special Education from Eastern Illinois University. Tammy began her career in education in the public school sector where she taught children with varying degrees of special needs. She developed parent programs, wrote grants and curriculum, along with teaching. She was awarded an Honorable Mention for Exemplary Programs from the Illinois State Board of Education.
Tammy relocated to Florida with her husband and two children and entered the independent school world in Admissions and Development. She was an active member of the Executive Board of STOP! Children’s Cancer from 1999-2001. She currently serves on the Executive Board of Academy Prep Center of Tampa. Tammy has presented at both FCIS and SSATB annual meetings. Tammy has a great passion for children and fostering their appreciation for education.
Stephen Garrett, Chief Financial Officer, Tampa Preparatory School.
Steve Garrett has served as the Chief Financial Officer for Tampa Prep since 1993. He holds a BS in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts- Amherst. Steve has over 40 years’ experience in both the public accounting and small business spaces. The School has undergone tremendous growth over the past 15 years, including a complete construction of a new campus in 2002. His financial management was recognized in 2009 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, naming him CFO of the Year- 2009, for medium non-profit companies in the Tampa Bay area. Although a “numbers guy” by trade, Steve is a marketeer at heart, keenly interested in brand awareness, brand promotion, brand protection. Steve is a native of the Boston area and has lived in the Tampa Bay area for the last 25 years.
Fee: ADVIS member schools pay $30 for the full day (both sessions and networking lunch) or $20 for one session (AM or PM) and lunch; $150 for non-members. Payment should be made by check or credit card in advance of the program.
Deadline to register:
October 8, 2015.
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