College names new dean of admission and financial aid
Andrew Strickler, currently dean of admission and financial aid at Guilford College, has been appointed the new dean of admission and financial aid at Connecticut College, effective June 15, 2015.
As dean at Guilford, Strickler has 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.
At Connecticut College, Strickler will be responsible for determining the overall strategy for recruiting, admitting, matriculating and supporting a diverse and highly selective student body. He will manage a staff dedicated not only to attracting the best students, but also to supporting their full demonstrated financial need. He will work collaboratively with colleagues across campus — in the offices of the dean of the college, the dean of the faculty, the dean of student life, 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.
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.
“Having spent most of his career serving at liberal arts institutions, Andrew believes in the transformative power of an education based on the growth of the whole person,” said President Katherine Bergeron in an announcement to the Connecticut College community. “He is particularly drawn to our mission of the liberal arts in action — and is excited to be joining the College at a moment of real optimism about our reVision curriculum. He will be a strong spokesperson for the unique combination of academic and life-skill development that Connecticut College offers: an education that changes lives by teaching students how to build a life.”
Paul Maroni, vice president for finance, and Andrea Lanoux, associate professor of Slavic Studies, co-chaired the search committee, which also included Eddie Castell ’87 (trustee); Eric Kaplan ’85 (trustee); Courtney Baker, associate professor of English; Olivia Chap ’15; C.J. Robinson ’16; and Bonnie Wells, secretary of the College.