SJG Congratulates Fall 2013 Advancing Leaders in Higher Education

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Category: Success Stories

We are delighted to share with you the names of talented candidates who have recently advanced into key leadership positions with our partner institutions. The roster of successful candidates provides a good glimpse into the diversity of search services we manage on behalf of our clients who span private and public institutions nationwide, and includes four-year degree institutions as well as graduate/professional schools.

Please join us in congratulating the leaders named below on their recent appointments!

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
•    Jodi Devine, Executive Director of Extension at Mount Holyoke College
•    Catherine Jones, Director of Executive Education and Professional Development at Loyola University Chicago, Quinlan School of Business

ADMISSIONS/ENROLLMENT
•    Germel Clarke, Director of Admissions at Cedar Crest College
•    Fernando Planas, Director of Admissions at University of Illinois Springfield
•    Mary Ann Searle, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs at Lake-Sumter State College
•    Brian Troyer, Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

CAMPUS/PUBLIC SAFETY
•    Larry Rickard, Director of Campus Safety & Security at Lynn University
•    Eddie Washington, Executive Director, Division of Public Safety and Security at University of Michigan
•    Norris Yarbrough, Director of Emergency Response at Tulane University

CAMPUS RECREATION
•    Mike Widen, Director of Recreational Sports at University of Michigan

CAREER SERVICES
•    J.P. Matychak, Assistant Dean for Career Services at Boston University School of Management
•    Fiona Trevelyan Hornblower, Assistant Dean for Career Development and Public Service at Boston University School of Law

COUNSELING & HEALTH SERVICES
•    Jean Joyce-Brady, Director of Counseling & Health Services at Suffolk University
•    Jaime Silva, Director, Student Counseling & Health Center at Western Oregon University

DINING SERVICES
•    Kerry Paterson, Director of Residential Dining Services and Catering at Oregon State University

FINANCIAL AID
•    Nancy Merz, Director of Financial Aid at Loyola University Chicago
•    Jeff Scofield, Director of Student Financial Services at Seattle University

HOUSING/RESIDENTIAL LIFE
•    April Hicks Konvalinka, Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life at Old Dominion University
•    Leslie Santos, Director of Housing Services at University of California, San Francisco

LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION
•    Amy Ensor, Director of the Library at Lynn University

STUDENT AFFAIRS
•    Jon Dooley, Assistant Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Campus Life at Elon University
•    Martino Harmon, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at Iowa State University

STUDENT CENTER/STUDENT UNION
•    Stephen Jenkins, Director, Werner University Center at Western Oregon University

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Ellen Heffernan

President - Spelman Johnson

Ellen Heffernan graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in economics and government. She joined Spelman Johnson in 1996, after a ten-year career in higher education that included positions at Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is also a national speaker and writer on topics related to recruiting and professional development in higher education and serves as faculty for several national higher education association professional development programs. Ellen also currently serves on the executive board of the National Association of Executive Recruiters.