Crady Named Vice President for Enrollment Management

Posted on June 9th, 2010 by

Thomas M. Crady

President Jack R. Ohle announced Wednesday that Thomas M. Crady, Ph.D., has accepted the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management at Gustavus Adolphus College. He will begin the position on July 15, 2010.

Dr. Crady has dedicated more than 25 years of his career to higher education. From 2007 to 2009 he was Dean of the College at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Prior to that, he served Grinnell College in positions of increasing responsibility. He began working at Grinnell in 1982, was appointed Dean of Students in 1988, and later served as a Vice President for 12 years. During seven years of that period, he was responsible for the offices of Admission, Financial Aid, and Enrollment, in addition to Student Affairs. Currently, he is a lecturer at Iowa State University, where he just finished teaching Financing Higher Education.  He earned his doctorate in Education from Iowa State in 2007.

“Dr. Crady is poised to help Gustavus reach ambitious goals,” said President Ohle. “He takes a sophisticated, strategic, and comprehensive approach to the recruitment and retention of students, and he clearly embraces our core values of excellence, service, community, justice, and faith.”

“I’m thrilled to be joining such an outstanding academic institution and strong administrative team,” Crady said. “It will be a privilege for me to collaborate with colleagues to bring great students to Gustavus, and a pleasure for our family to become a part of the broader community.”

Crady’s wife, Lisa Bard, is a licensed mental health counselor and has worked in community mental health for over 25 years. They have two sons, Peter and Scott. Peter will be attending Denison University in the fall, and Scott is entering eighth grade.


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