News release from St. Lawrence University: CANTON – Jeffrey Rickey, vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, has been named vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at St. Lawrence University. President William L. Fox announced the appointment to campus today; Rickey will begin his new duties on August 1.
“I am very pleased to welcome Jeff Rickey to the St. Lawrence community,” President Fox said. “Jeff is nationally known in his circle of senior admissions officers and enrollment managers. He impressed me and the search committee with his experience with measurements of institutional excellence, his work with strategic planning and the identification of new recruitment and admissions opportunities, and his understanding of the core nature of the liberal arts college in America.”
At Earlham, where he has been in his current position since 1998, Rickey has increased undergraduate applications and enrollment, including significant improvements in enrolling students who represent geographic, ethnic and international diversity. Prior to joining the staff at Earlham, Rickey was dean of admissions at George Fox University, his undergraduate alma mater. In addition, he has been active in a number of national higher education organizations; served as a member of the 2007-2008 National Commission on the Use of Standardized Testing in Undergraduate Admissions; and chaired the Finance Committee of the 11,000-member National Association for College Admission Counseling.
“I am honored and thrilled to be joining the St. Lawrence University community,” Rickey said. “From the students, faculty, staff, alumni and trustees I met during the search process, I discovered many treasures, tangible and intangible. At every turn my excitement grew about the possibility of joining. I look forward to building on the good work of my colleague [former St. Lawrence Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid] Terry Cowdrey and the accomplished admissions and financial aid team she has led. St. Lawrence’s story is authentic and compelling. I look forward to sharing it.”
A selective, residential liberal arts college, Earlham offers bachelors’ degrees in 40 disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields, along with a Master of Arts in teaching and a Master of Education degree. The coeducational student body represents 42 states and 81 countries; 30 percent of its students are varsity athletes.