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  • Janice Crampton

    CEO/Executive Director, AISAP

    In July 2007, AISAP Board of Directors appointed Janice Crampton to serve as their CEO/Executive Director. She brings more than 35 years of experience in school and university enrollment management experience to the organization. AISAP is a global association whose mission and vision is to support and advance those involved in admission and enrollment management in their responsibilities for advancing institutional mission and financial sustainability.

    Under Janice’s leadership, AISAP has issued guidelines and parameters for professionals and their schools through the adherence of Ethical Behavior & Best Practices in Admission and Enrollment Management as well as Standards & Competencies for Admission & Enrollment Management and the development of a Learning and Development Framework for Admission and Enrollment Management Professionals. In addition, she has led AISAP to create and implement the Certification for Admission and Enrollment Management Professionals, CAEP ©, and many other programs and services that continue to educate, elevate, and empower those who are in the profession around the world. In her executive director role, she speaks on topics related to admission and enrollment management and leadership in the profession sharing her insight, passion, knowledge, and understanding of the strategic, as well as operational needs and strategies involved in admission and enrollment management.

    Janice has spent her 35-year professional career in Admission both in Higher Education as well as Prekindergarten through Grade 12 Independent Schools. A graduate of Bucknell University, Janice began her career in their Office of Admission traveling throughout the United States as well as Internationally working with International and Transfer students. From there Janice served with the State of New Jersey Department of Higher Education, working for the Assistant Chancellor then moving to serve as the Director of Admission and Financial Aid at a Prekindergarten-Grade 12 School, Gill St. Bernard’s School in New Jersey. Returning to her college Admission and placement roots Janice then served as Director of College Counseling at Francis Parker School in California, followed by Greenwich Academy and The Williams School in Connecticut before her arrival to The Country School located in Madison, Connecticut. At TCS, Janice was Director of External Relations where she was responsible for oversight and management of all institutional advancement efforts - Enrollment, Financial Aid, Parent Relations, Communications, Event Management, working closely with the Board of Trustees in addition to work in Development and Alumni Relations. Janice has served on the Board of Directors of the A Better Chance, Madison, Connecticut, and other local charities and several Independent Schools and presently is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of ISAnet- Independent School Association Network. Janice has presented in support of the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at Vanderbilt University in their Independent School Leadership M.Ed. Program. In addition to her undergraduate work, Janice has several certificates in nonprofit Board Governance and most recently received? a certificate in Management Essentials from Harvard Business School as part of their online learning programs and is presently enrolled in a course entitled Religion, Conflict, and Peace with Harvard Divinity School and EdX.

  • Debby Murphy

    Director of Education & Learning, AISAP

    Debby Murphy has served as an independent school administrator for 26 years. She served as Andover’s Senior Associate Dean of Admission from 1991-2008 and then as the Director of Alumni Engagement from 2008-2015. In these responsibilities she has visited hundreds of public, private and independent schools and met with thousands of applicants throughout the country.

    More recently, Debby worked at Nashoba Brooks School, a PreK-8th grade, all-girls school in Concord, Massachussetts, where she was the Assistant Head for Advancement and Enrollment. In this role, Debby launched a new Advancement team and was responsible for strategy and day-to-day operations for admission, development & alumni relations and marketing & communications. She has served on a variety of strategic planning committees and is particularly skilled and passionate about strategic planning, design thinking, process mapping, and the topic of organizational leadership. Over the years, Debby has presented at conferences on topics ranging from Creating an Alumni and Parent Admission Network to Measuring Alumni Engagement to High-Performance Habits and Leadership.

  • Katherine O'Neal

    Assistant Head of Enrollment Management, Hawken School
    AISAP BOD member
    Co-Chair of AISAP's Admission Professionals of Color
    Member-Focus on the Future Committee and Strategic Planning Committee

    Kathy Mitchell O'Neal is the Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management at Hawken School, a co-educational, Pre-K-12 day school in Cleveland. She oversees a staff of nine and enrollment of 1,350 students across three campuses.

    Prior to joining the Hawken community in June 2018, Kathy served as Director of Enrollment Management at University Prep, a co-educational, 6-12th grade day school in Seattle. During her 13 years at University Prep, Kathy chaired the Enrollment Advisory Committee and Task Force on Diversity and Community. She developed the Parent Ambassador Program and served on the Development Committee, Academic Council, Committee on Academic Excellence, Head Search Committee, Administrative Team, Advancement Team, and Board Committee on Trusteeship and Governance.

    Kathy has worked in independent schools for more than 25 years. She is a founder of the annual Independent School Fair for People of Color in Seattle, now in its13th year. She is also a founder of the Puget Sound Independent Schools admission consortium, where she chaired the Executive, Forms and Mentorship Committees. For seven years, Kathy served on the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Call to Action, a national think tank and advisory council on diversity in independent schools. She chaired the 2006 NAIS People of Color Conference in Seattle. The Enrollment Management Association named Kathy the 2016 recipient of the Everett E. Gourley Award, given to an educator whose interest in students and concern for colleagues is an inspiration to those who serve in admission.

    Currently, Kathy serves on the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) Board of Directors. She has served on the board of the Giddens School and the Meredith Mathews YMCA in Seattle.

  • Geordie Mitchell

    Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management and Outreach
    La Jolla Country Day School

    Geordie Mitchell has literally spent his life on school campuses. He was born and raised on the campus of St. Paul’s School in Baltimore and began his own independent school career at Trinity-Pawling School, an all-boys boarding school in New York where he taught, coached, advised, and served as both the Assistant Director of the Capital Campaign and the Director of Admission. Called back to his roots, Geordie returned to St. Paul’s for 14 years. During that time, he served as the Director of Development and the Director of Admissions. He was the Assistant Head for External Relations at Wilmington Friends School where he oversaw the admissions, development, and communications departments. He returned to admissions in his role as Director of Enrollment Management at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, MA, and finally came to his current role as Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management and Outreach at La Jolla Country Day. Geordie’s experience has encompassed grades PK-12, day and boarding, and spiritual and secular schools. A founding and current Board member for AISAP, Geordie has been a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops around the country and abroad on various aspects of enrollment management.

August 18, 2021
Wed 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 2H 30M

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