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Press Release from Washington & Jefferson College

W&J Appoints New Vice President of Enrollment


WASHINGTON, PA (Feb. 19, 2015) – After a nation-wide search, Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) welcomes Robert Gould as the new vice president of enrollment.

Gould began his role at W&J in January, bringing more than 23 years of experience in higher education leadership positions, most recently serving as the vice president for enrollment management at Green Mountain College (GMC) in Poultney, VT.

His breadth of experience in financial, enrollment and planning leadership enable him to bring a wealth of knowledge to the position. Gould said that at W&J, he plans to focus on bringing an enhanced human element to the recruitment of new students to complement the enrollment division’s already strong recruitment strategy and data collection techniques.

“I was interested in W&J because of its success in a highly competitive marketplace.

W&J is able to attract a diverse, talented, student body and provide superior graduation rates, along with hands-on learning and rigorous academics,” Gould said. “The leadership team is strong. I look forward to working with [W&J President] Tori Haring-Smith, the senior staff, faculty and the stable and knowledgeable enrollment team.”

Gould has led a career of distinction, serving first as the vice president for enrollment management and later as the vice president of finance and administrative operations at Albany College of Pharmacy Health Sciences (ACPHS). Gould also served as assistant vice president for enrollment management and marketing at Hudson Valley Community College and as assistant director of admissions at Ithaca College.

His record in recruiting and fiscal management is impressive. At GMC he helped build internal pride and external recognition of the college, achieving enrollment targets and integrating sustainability into the overall brand.

While at ACPHS, Gould led the college through ten consecutive years of enrollment growth. Gould also oversaw a campus expansion near Colchester, Vt., and obtained a Vermont Employment Growth Incentive Grant from the Vermont Department of Economic Development, which helped support the launch of the first pharmacy school in Vermont, and in turn created healthcare and education jobs.

W&J is excited to welcome Gould to the college community.