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, has a wonderful and rich history. Dating back to 1985, this event hosts top college admission professionals from across the United States.

Our guests spend the day on campus with Holland Hall students, and the capstone of the event is an evening program in which parents have the opportunity to ask questions of our distinguished panel of guests to learn about trends in the ever-changing landscape of selective college admission. The evening program is free and open to the public.

Join us Monday, January 27, 2020, at 6:00 pm when we welcome:

  • Gil Villanueva, Associate Vice President and Dean of Admission, University of Richmond
  • Jeremiah Quinlan, Dean of Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid, Yale University
  • Dr. Mary Wagner, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management & Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions, University of South Carolina

Deans’ and Directors’ Event History

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.”