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Robin Mamlet Named Managing Director, Education Practice

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Oak Brook, IL – Witt/Kieffer announced today the promotion of Robin Mamlet to Senior Partner and Managing Director of the Education Practice.

With nearly 30 years of academic administration experience, Mamlet joined Witt/Kieffer in 2005 and has conducted leadership searches across the higher education landscape. In her new role, Mamlet will lead the strategic direction and operations of the Education Practice, ensuring that colleges and universities find the highest level of quality in their next generation of leadership while directing searches for presidents, provosts, deans, CFOs, chief advancement officers, chief public affairs officers and communications, diversity, student affairs and enrollment officers.

“Robin has a demonstrated successful track record of helping our clients navigate today’s complex and ever-evolving field of academia,” said Charles W.B. Wardell III, President and CEO of Witt/Kieffer. “Robin brings a deep understanding of today’s academia market forces and understands the qualities required for effective leadership in today’s complex world of education and non-profit management. We are confident that this experience will continue to help guide our clients in today’s marketplace.”

“Great leadership truly makes a difference in higher education,” said Mamlet. “I am proud to have this opportunity to work with my colleagues and clients to advance leadership at colleges and universities in a time in which it is truly needed.”

Robin came to Witt/Kieffer after 23 years in academic administration, most recently as dean of admission and financial aid at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. She also served at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, PA; Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY; and The Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, NJ. Prior to that, Robin worked at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA and Pomona College in Claremont, CA. She is also a writer and frequent speaker on education, career paths and talent development.

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