VP Randy Doss Leaving to Join Greensboro Day School
After nearly 13 years of service, Vice President for Enrollment Services Randy Doss ’82 is leaving Guilford College in November to become director of admission and enrollment at Greensboro Day School.
Greensboro Day School is a private, highly selective independent school for pre-kindergarten through 12th graders and has an enrollment of 879. Before coming to Guilford, Randy was vice president of admissions at Greensboro College for 14 years.
Randy is a former president of the Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers and a nationally known speaker who now serves on the National Association of Collegiate Admission Counseling commission on international student recruitment. To boost Guilford’s international recruitment, he has established new connections between the College and education officials and institutions in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Randy commented upon his departure, saying, “It is with mixed emotions I leave Guilford. There are so many aspects of Guilford I have enjoyed and will miss greatly. I hope to continue to be involved with Guilford as an alumnus and Quaker fan. However this opportunity at Greensboro Day School is a new challenge and allows me to build on my experience and start a new chapter in my career.”
“Randy Doss has been connected with Guilford College as a student, alumnus and administrator for almost 35 years,” said President Kent Chabotar. “He brought great energy and results to enrollment management that starts with initial contacts with 10th graders and continues through admission and retention until they graduate. He served his alma mater well by supervising admission, financial services, campus life and athletics.”
Kent added, “It is no accident that Guilford consistently ranks among the best colleges in the nation, including its inclusion in the latest edition of Colleges that Change Lives. Randy led enrollment to its all-time high of 2,833 (including CCE and Early College). Traditional student enrollment grew from 985 to a high of 1,471 during his tenure. He led the College’s response to the unprecedented $2.5 million cut in state aid for North Carolina students.”
Kent has appointed Director of Admission Andrew Strickler to be dean of admission and financial aid for the remainder of the 2012-13 fiscal year. “In this challenging environment for admission and finances in higher education, I wanted to maintain continuity under Andy’s leadership which has been evident in admission and with colleagues across campus,” he said. Andrew came to Guilford after holding senior admission positions at Ursinus College, Kalamazoo College and Beloit College.
In addition, Kent has moved the Athletic Department to the Student Affairs Division and the supervision of Vice President for Student Affairs Aaron Fetrow. “This will allow Andy to focus on enrollment and retention issues and Aaron to deploy his management skills and promote, with Athletic Director Tom Palombo’s able engagement, competitiveness for our athletes and integration with the student body at large,” Kent said.
These transitions will occur at a mutually agreeable date to be determined but most likely in November 2012.