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Executive Dean, Enrollment Management Interlochen, MI

Interlochen Center for the Arts has named Katherine Drago Luellen as its executive dean of enrollment management, effective July 2018. In this role, Ms. Drago Luellen will work to develop a comprehensive, data-driven, and mission-focused enrollment management plan that attracts best-fit students and focuses on reinvesting in student value while supporting a vibrant, diverse student body.

Ms. Drago Luellen currently serves as the director of admission for the Boston University School of Music. In her first year alone, she led strategies that resulted in a 100% increase in school enrollment from the summer institute/festival program pipeline at Tanglewood. Before joining Boston University, Ms. Drago Luellen was the assistant dean of admission and student services at the Longy School of Music of Bard College. In this role, she dramatically increased both enrollment and the number of prospective students. She also developed and implemented new recruitment and marketing strategies and a new strategic plan for enrollment and student services. Earlier in her career, Ms. Drago Luellen served as director of recruitment and enrollment at the Carnegie Mellon School of Music. In all of these positions, Katie has proven herself to be a collaborative leader, working closely with faculty and other departments to design, develop, and implement strategies that result in a student body comprised of mission-appropriate students.

Ms. Drago Luellen is a proactive, collaborative, and insightful leader with more than a decade of experience leading enrollment and financial aid at top-rated schools of the arts. She has a track-record of proven results, innovative ideas, years of experience as a professional performer, a vision and passion for advocating for arts education, and is a nationally sought-after speaker in arts admissions and recruitment.

Ms. Drago Luellen received her bachelor’s degree in music and musical theatre from the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University. She received a master’s of music from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.

Jack Gorman led this search with Carrie Alexander, Sarah Hecklau, and Michael Mozzicato.


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