Deans’ and Directors’ Event

Spend an Evening with Esteemed College Deans and Directors.

Holland Hall Deans’ and Directors’ Event, sponsored by the College Counseling office, and the first program of its kind in Oklahoma, has a wonderful and rich history. Dating back to 1985, this event hosts top college admission professionals from across the United States.

For our 36th annual event, we welcome Heather Daniels, Dean of Admission at Colorado State University, Mike Keaton, Dean of Admission at Drexel University, and Justin Doty, Dean of Admission at Trinity University. These experts in their field will discuss overall current trends in college admission, talk a bit about their own institutions, and answer any questions you might have.

Plan to join us Monday evening, January 31, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the Marylouise Tandy Dining Hall on the Holland Hall campus. This event is free and open to the public.

Deans’ and Directors’ Event History

No event due to Covid-19 precautions

University of Richmond, Gil Villanueva
Yale University, Jeremiah Quinlan
University of South Carolina, Mary Wagner

Washington University in St. Louis, Ronné Turner
The University of Tulsa, Casey Reed
Tulane University, Jeff Schiffman

Tufts University, Karen Richardson
The University of Denver, Todd Rinehart
Oklahoma State University, Kyle Wray
Austin College, Nan Davis

Johns Hopkins University, Ellen Kim
Clemson University, Robert Barkley
New York University, Shawn Abbott

Boston University, Kelly Walter
Northwestern University, Chris Watson
Rhodes College, Jeff Norris

Case Western Reserve University, Bob McCullough
Cornell University, Shawn Felton
Elon University, Greg Zaiser

Occidental College, Sally Stone Richmond
University of Chicago, James Nondorf
University of Oklahoma, Matt Hamilton

University of Georgia, Nancy McDuff
College of Charleston, Suzette Stille
Southern Methodist University, Wes Waggoner

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stephen Farmer
St. Olaf College, Michael Kyle
Rice University, Dan Warner

Indiana University, Mary Ellen Anderson
The George Washington University, Katherine Napper

Vanderbilt University, Doug Christiansen
Brown University, Jim Miller
University of Michigan, Ted Spencer

Davidson College, Christopher Gruber
University of Kansas, Lisa Pinamonti Kress
Princeton University, Janet Lavin Rapelye

Texas Christian University, Ray Brown
Colorado College, Mark Hatch
Columbia University, Peter Johnson

Trinity University, Christopher Ellertson
Sewanee: University of the South, David Lesesne
Pitzer College, Arnaldo Rodriguez
University of Pennsylvania, Lee Stetson

University of Southern California, Tim Brunold
Sweet Briar College, Ken Huus
Carleton College, Paul Thiboutot
University of Texas, Bruce Walker

Willamette University, Robin Brown
DePauw University, Madeleine Eagon
University of Missouri, Barbara Rupp
The University of Notre Dame, Dan Saracino


From Kelly Walter, visiting Dean in 2016 from Boston University:

“What an honor it was to visit Holland Hall… There was both an openness and a sense of pride in your school that I sensed from every single person that I met and a level of engagement that was remarkable. I feel quite fortunate to have had such a close, personal look at Holland Hall and to see, with great clarity, that you and your colleagues put students first in everything that you do.”