Spelman Johnson Congratulates Advancing Leaders in Higher Education

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

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 include private and public institutions nationwide, two- and four-year degree institutions, as well as graduate/professional schools.







Dee De
e Anderson
Vice President for Student Affairs
The University of Southern Mississippi

Cara Appel-Silbaugh
Dean of Students
University of Massachusetts Amherst

David Bradley
Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity & Equity
Smith College

Michelle Brown-Nevers
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management/Student Financial Services
The University of the Arts

Shannon Chapman
Director, Office of Student Affairs
The University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs

Jonathan Drach
Head Football Coach
Wilkes University

Rosie Gallant
Director of Employer Relations, ClarkCONNECT
Clark University

Wendelyn Holtzen
Director of Human Resources
Stevenson School

Daniella Irle
Director of Athletics
Knox College

De Rodrick Jonkins
Associate Vice President for Financial Aid
Maryland Institute College of Art

Erika de Jong
Chief of Public Safety
College of the Holy Cross

Kambiz Khalili
Associate Vice President, Student Life
University of Michigan

Joshua Lawrie
Director of Residence Life
Bowling Green State University

Jennifer Leach
Director of Advising and Retention
Southwestern University

F. Shanon Little
Director of Financial Aid/Associate Director of Admission
Stevenson School

Brant McAdams
Head Football Coach
Pacific Lutheran University

Catherine Mund
University Registrar
University of South Florida

Nicholas Novello
Director of Financial Aid
University of La Verne

Christy Salinas
California Institute of Technology

Anthony Sollecito
Director of Safety and Security
Stevenson School

Miranda Swanson
Associate Dean for Student Services
Cornell University, College of Engineering

Helen Wang
Director of Residential Life and Housing
Wellesley College

Heather White
Associate Vice President and Dean of Students
University of Florida

Yanmei Zhang
Director of Assessment and Planning
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

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.