“It is incredibly rewarding to discover talented, passionate and strategic professionals to lead the enrollment efforts of the colleges and universities we represent.”
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Laura brings a valued perspective to the Napier Executive Search team as an individual with over 20 years’ experience in higher education and the K-12 environment. She is well versed in the concerns held by the prospective customer base for colleges and universities, as well as the challenges higher education institutions face in enrolling a diverse class.
Laura’s background, combined with her work as a search consultant, has enabled her to help people from ages 3 to 65 find their next best fit.
Before joining Napier Executive Search in 2015, Laura held several leadership positions in the education sector, including college counseling, enrollment management, financial aid, and marketing. In her role as Director of Recruitment and Outreach at Northwestern University, she played a key role in transitioning the office to a regional recruitment model and collaborated closely with colleagues in enrollment communications and partner institutions to launch Coast to Coast, a college admission tour featuring Northwestern, Dartmouth University, Princeton University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of California at Berkeley. Laura is a member of NACAC and currently serves as a mentor in IACAC.
Laura grew up in Ohio and attended the University of Dayton where she earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees, the latter in College Student Personnel. She currently resides in the Chicago metro area and enjoys Friday night pizza dinners with her husband and children. Her family loves adventures both near and far and make it a priority to incorporate learning with travel. Laura serves as president of the school board for her children’s school and when time permits, enjoys reading.