Andrew Strickler Appointed Director of Admission
Andrew K. “Andy” Strickler was appointed director of admission, effective Sept. 12. Reporting to Randy Doss ’82, vice president of enrollment services, Strickler will supervise the day-to-day operation of the College’s admission office.
Strickler comes to Guilford with 15 years experience in higher education admission, advancement and athletics administration, most recently as associate director of admissions at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania.
At Guilford, Strickler will develop the training, supervision and management of the other counseling professionals in the office; supervise, plan and manage the strategic recruitment activities of the office and assessment of enrollment strategies; and manage a geographic territory including travel and cultivation of school counselors, Quakers, alumni, parents of current students and recruiting of prospective students.
“Andy’s background as a Quaker and his experience working at colleges with values similar to Guilford’s give him a unique understanding of the type of student that will thrive at Guilford College,” Doss said. “He will be critical in identifying and recruiting prospective students nationwide and internationally.”
At Ursinus, Strickler was athletic liaison, coordinating with coaches and recruits on admission and financial aid needs. He managed the Red & Gold open house program for high school seniors as well as open houses for juniors and athletic recruits, and hosted the Open Committee program of half-day campus visits by high school counselors.
Strickler was cross country coach at Kalamazoo College in Michigan from 1996-2006, also serving as admission counselor and assistant director of admission during that time. He was also a major gifts officer at Kalamazoo and associate director of admission at Beloit College in Wisconsin.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Earlham College in Indiana and a master’s degree in social studies education from Indiana University.