Board of Directors

The Coalition is governed by a 15-person board of directors that provides leadership and sets the course for our organization’s future. Elections for new board members take place in March, and board terms begin on July 1 and last three years.

An equal number of board members (four) represent each category of member institution: public universities, private universities, and liberal arts colleges. In addition, three board members serve as specialist in a key area.

The members of the Coalition board of directors for 2017-2018:

Seth Allen serves as the vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at Pomona College in Claremont, California. Since Allen assumed the role in 2011, Pomona has expanded the recruitment of under-represented students and strengthened relationships with organizations that support lower-income and under-resourced students.

Kristine Dillon is the president of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE). Dillon has contributed to six books, including The Costs of Higher Education by Howard R. Bowen, and has researched, published, and presented on such topics as college costs, student-centered services, and faculty compensation and consulting policies. She serves as the Coalition board treasurer.

John Gaines serves as the director of undergraduate admissions at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. In his role, Gaines works with admissions officers and oversees the recruitment, evaluation, and selection of students for Vanderbilt’s four undergraduate schools.

Tim Galbreath is the associate director of technology at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. A 25-year veteran of the Clemson admissions office, Galbreath’s expertise is in managing student data and admissions operations. Galbreath served as chair of the Coalition's application design committee.

Chris Gruber serves as the vice president and dean of admission and financial aid at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. Appointed to his role in 2005, Gruber is involved in the recruitment, selection, and enrollment of each new class. He serves as a vice chair on the Coalition board.

Kedra Ishop is the first vice provost for enrollment management at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. With responsibility for undergraduate admissions, financial aid, new student programs, and the registrar, Ishop’s team focuses on core values of diversity, excellence, affordability, and access. She serves as a vice chair on the Coalition board.

Stacey Kostell serves as the vice president for enrollment management at the University of Vermont in Burlington. In her role, Kostell develops and directs the University’s undergraduate recruitment and enrollment strategies, as well as coordinates functions and activities targeting undergraduate retention. She serves as the Coalition board secretary.

John Latting, associate vice provost for undergraduate enrollment and dean of admission at Emory University in Atlanta, works to implement the University’s strategic enrollment goals and advises senior leadership on enrollment issues and strategies. In addition to overseeing the recruitment of the freshman class, he also provides leadership in coordinating undergraduate admission and financial aid.

Courtney McAnuff is the vice president for enrollment management at Rutgers University—New Brunswick in New Jersey. McAnuff oversees undergraduate admissions, student financial aid, academic records, registration, retention programs, and early awareness outreach. The recipient of many distinguished leadership awards, he has served in this role since 2006.

Lee Melvin, vice provost for enrollment management at the University at Buffalo in New York, oversees the offices of financial aid, admissions, registrar, marketing and communications, and 1Capen. He is responsible for leading, developing, articulating, and implementing the University’s enrollment management strategy. He serves as a vice chair on the Coalition board.

James Nondorf serves as the vice president for enrollment and student advancement and dean of college admissions and financial aid at the University of Chicago. In his role, Nondorf is responsible for undergraduate admissions, financial aid, and the career advancement office. He was the founding chair of the Coalition’s board of directors; he currently serves as a vice chair.

Jeremiah Quinlan is the dean of undergraduate admissions and financial aid at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. In addition to student outreach, Quinlan is responsible for the selection process, the development of admissions policies and practices, and the advancement of Yale as a global leader in undergraduate education. He serves as the Coalition board chair.

Audrey Smith, vice president for enrollment at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, is responsible for undergraduate student recruitment, selection, enrollment, financial aid, and undergraduate student records. She also oversees the offices of admission, registrar, and student financial services, and develops and implements student recruitment and financial aid strategies.

Whitney Soule is the dean of admissions and financial aid at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. In her role, Soule serves as a member of the leadership team that sets the strategic direction of the College; she also directs the admissions and financial aid program that has seen sustained success over several decades.

David Wermuth is a senior principal and general counsel of Stone Point Capital, a leading private equity firm in Greenwich, Connecticut, and New York City; he is also a member of the investment committees of the Trident Funds. Wermuth joined Stone Point in 1999, and is actively involved in all of its portfolio investments.

The members emeriti of the Coalition board of directors:

Zina Evans is the vice president for enrollment management and associate provost and affiliate associate professor of higher education administration in the College of Education at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Evans provides leadership in the development and attainment of enrollment priorities, and she oversees the offices of admissions, student financial affairs, and registrar. Evans served as the inaugural treasurer of the Coalition’s board of directors.

Barbara Gill serves as the associate vice president of enrollment management at the University of Maryland in College Park. Since 2014, Gill has served as the chief enrollment officer overseeing undergraduate admissions, student financial aid, strategic planning and communications, and enrollment operations. Gill served as the inaugural vice chair of the Coalition board.

Paul Thiboutot serves as the vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Thiboutot has worked at Carleton since 1987. Thiboutot served as an inaugural member of the Coalition’s board of directors.