Earlham College

Announcement from Earlham College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2012

RICHMOND, Ind. — Earlham President David Dawson announced Monday that Jonathan Stroud will join the College in a newly created position, Vice President for Enrollment and Communications.

Since 2002, he has served as Vice President for Enrollment Management at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. He has served in similar positions at Wesleyan College in Georgia, Austin College in Texas, Lyon College in Arkansas and Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.

He is a graduate of Davidson College, where he received an A.B. in psychology and did his graduate studies at Vanderbilt University, where he received an M.S. degree.

In a message to the campus community, President Dawson thanked Provost Nelson Bingham, who convened the search committee, and “all other members of the committee, for their diligent, thorough, and thoughtful work throughout the search process, as well as the Earlham community as a whole for taking time and energy to provide feedback for the committee.”

“I am very pleased to be joining the Earlham College community,” said Stroud in a statement.  “While I interviewed with many members of the on-campus community, I look forward to getting to know many more Earlhamites.  

“It was actually the many positive conversations which I had with President Dawson and the senior staff, enrollment and communications staff, and other faculty, staff, students, and alumni that convinced me to accept the opportunity to join Earlham.  Already I can tell that Earlham is an impressive place and a wonderful, caring community.  I am confident that together we can build the optimal enrollment for the College’s present and future.”

In his role at Earlham, Stroud will oversee the integration of admissions, financial aid, marketing and communications. He begins his tenure on July 1.