Andrew Strickler, dean of admission and financial aid, is responsible for determining the overall strategy for recruiting, admitting, matriculating and supporting a diverse and a highly talented student body. He manages a staff dedicated not only to attracting the best students, but also to supporting their full demonstrated financial need.
He works collaboratively with colleagues across campus — in the offices of the dean of the college, the dean of the faculty, the dean of students, the vice president for communications and the vice president for finance — to realize these goals, and to ensure that students at Connecticut College have the best possible experience from inquiry to acceptance to matriculation and beyond.
Formerly dean of admission and financial aid at Guilford College, Strickler developed innovative, data-driven strategies for recruitment and matriculation; overhauled the campus visit program; and championed a new international recruitment plan, leading to the highest percentage of international students in the school’s history.
Strickler holds a bachelor of arts in history from Earlham College and a master of arts in social studies education from Indiana University. He has enjoyed a series of increasingly responsible positions over the last 15 years in the areas of athletics administration, advancement and admission at Kalamazoo College, Beloit College, Ursinus College and Guilford College.