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The Institute Advisory Board comprises leading enrollment management practitioners
from both public and private universities and colleges. The board guides the Institute
with insights and informed strategy.

  • Peter Stace, Vice President for Enrollment, Fordham University
  • Patricia Blanchette Morales, Director, Admissions & Relations with Schools, University of California Irvine
  • Patricia McWade, Dean, Student Financial Services, Georgetown University
  • Laurie Pohl, Vice President for Enrollment & Student Affairs, Boston University
  • Kristin Tichenor, Senior Vice President, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Mike Steidel, Director of Admission, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Jon McGee, Vice President for Planning & Public Affairs, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University
  • Rick Mickool, Chief Information Officer,Rhode Island School of Design
  • Faye Felterman Tydlaska, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Rollins College
  • Ronne Turner, Associate Vice President & Director of Admissions, Northeastern University
  • Brent Gage, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, University of Iowa
  • John Haller, Vice President for Enrollment Management, University of Miami
  • Joseph Russo,  University of Notre Dame, (retired)
  • David Hautanen, Vice President for Enrollment & Student Affairs, Merrimack College 


Jim Champy

Jim is a leading authority on management issues surrounding business reengineering, organizational change, and corporate renewal. He consults with senior-level executives of multinational companies seeking to improve business performance, as well as advising the management teams of emerging companies. He is also engaged in the governance of several major educational institutions. Champy’s approach centers on helping leaders achieve results through four distinct, yet overlapping areas: business strategy, operations, organizational development, and information technology. He is currently an independent consultant and author and serves as a Research Fellow at the Harvard Business School. Most recently, Jim was Chairman Emeritus, Consulting, for Dell Services. Prior to Dell, he was Chairman of Consulting and Head of Strategy for Perot Systems from 1996 to 2009. Perot was acquired by Dell in November of 2009. Jim is co-author of Reengineering the Corporation, a best-seller which was on the New York Times best-seller list for more than a year and sold more than two million copies; it has been translated into 17 languages. Reengineering was recently recognized by INC Magazine as the most influential business book of our time. His follow-up book, Reengineering Management, is also a best-seller and was recognized by Business Week as one of the best business books of 1995. Jim's latest book, Reengineering Health Care, A Manifesto for Radically Rethinking Health Care Delivery, co-authored with Dr. Harry Greenspun, applies reengineering thinking to the challenges of radically changing the delivery of care. Jim earned his BS in 1963 and his MS in Civil Engineering in 1965 from M.I.T., and a JD degree from Boston College Law School in 1968. He is a life member of the MIT Corporation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Board of Trustees, where he serves on the Executive Committee, Chairs its Salary- Subcommittee, and Chairs the Visiting Committee for MIT’s Engineering Systems Division. He chairs the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Boston College Law School and is a member of the President’s Advisory Council for the Berklee College of Music. He is also a trustee of the Roxbury Latin School, the oldest secondary school in continuous existence in the United States.




Robert Burke

Robert Burke has a background in technology, software development, and operations. Bob has over 25 years of experience in the software industry with positions at Wang Laboratories, Wang Healthcare and currently with FolderWave. Bob holds two patents, including: 1) Abstraction Layer Database Access and 2) Multiple Abstraction Layer to Multiple Data Sources. Bob graduated Magna Cum Laude from Clark University with a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics. 


Bruce Ryan

Bruce Ryan has more than 30 years’ experience in the computer industry, including R&D, product development and business management, sales, marketing, and international assignments primarily with IBM and the Digital Equipment Corporation. Dr. Ryan received his Ph.D. and MS in Physics from Lehigh University and BS in physics from Boston College. His research was performed at the Princeton-Penn High-Energy Physics Lab at Princeton University. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management program.




Kathy Dawley

Kathy Dawley, Executive Vice President, FolderWave Inc. A widely-respected higher education strategist, researcher, innovator, and thought leader, Kathy has long provided service to boards of trustees, presidents, leadership councils, enrollment management teams, and academic departments to plan and achieve strategic and operational goals. She is the former president of Maguire Associates and a member of the Board of Trustees at Regis College and Bellarmine University. Kathy’s work has focused primarily on higher education trends, policies, and events, and her articles have been regularly published in University Business, The Boston Business Journal, and The Journal of College Admission. She has been quoted as a thought leader in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CBS MoneyWatch, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, and USA Today. She often presents at national conferences including The College Board’s National Forum, the National Association of College Admission Counseling, SunGard’s Higher Education Summit, and ACT’s Enrollment Planners Conference.


Art Mahoney

Art Mahoney, Principal, HomePort Consulting. Art began his Northeastern University career in IT, designing and supporting admission systems. He transferred to the newly-formed Office of Enrollment Management in 1991, where as Director of Enrollment Services he led nearly twenty system implementations in various departments throughout the division. Since 2010, Art has had his own consulting business while publishing articles on business process and system optimization for Ed Tech Magazine, University Business, and other publications.