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Christian Brothers University has selected RH Perry & Associates to assist in the search for its next president. RH Perry is one of the most respected and most successful executive search firms serving higher education today.

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Matthew J. Kilcoyne is Managing Partner with RH Perry & Associates. Since joining the firm in 2002, Matt has led or supported over 210 presidential and senior administrative higher education search assignments. He focuses on all aspects of the search process. He has been a member of the search team for approximately 100 presidential search assignments, including all of the firm’s searches for Catholic colleges and universities since 2005. Matt has also completed over 110 senior administrative assignments, of which approximately 70 have been for Catholic institutions, including Barry University, Georgetown University, Lewis University, Marymount University, Marywood University, Mount St. Mary’s University, St. Bonaventure University and Silver Lake College of the Holy Family.

Prior to joining RH Perry, Matt worked in Marketing and Investor Relations in the financial services industry – first for Pareto Partners, a London-based institutional investment management firm, and later for JP Morgan Partners, the private equity investment branch of JP Morgan Chase.

Thomas K. DaRin joined RH Perry in 2014 to lead the firm’s enrollment management search practice.  Tom served as chief enrollment officer at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, for 25 years, the last 13 as Vice President for Enrollment Management.  During his tenure at Nazareth, full-time undergraduate enrollment grew 65% and quality metrics, such as high school GPA and SAT scores, improved dramatically.  Nazareth was the leading producer of Fulbright Scholars in the Masters Institutions category for 2012 and 2013, ranked as a top tier institution in US News & World Report America’s Best Colleges, and listed in Princeton Review’s Best 378 Colleges.  Prior to Nazareth College, Tom held senior level admissions and financial aid positions at Long Island University, CW Post and Southampton campuses. Within professional associations, Tom served as chair of the NACAC National College Fair Committee, founded the Rochester National College Fair, and currently assists emerging talent as a faculty member for NACAC’s Admissions Middle Management Institute.  In 2008, he was honored by NYSACAC with their Distinguished Service Award.

As an Associate with Lahti Search Consultants from May 2013 to June 2014, Tom assisted eight colleges with their searches for enrollment management professionals. The client institutions included national and regional liberal arts colleges, comprehensive universities, a Jesuit college, and an Early College institution. During the summer of 2014, he served as interim vice president for enrollment at the College of Mt St Vincent in Riverdale, NY while they searched for a new vice president. With RH Perry, Tom has led searches at Lebanon Valley College, Antioch University, San Jose State University, CSU-Dominquez Hills, the University of St Joseph, the University of Wisconsin – Superior, CSU-San Bernardino, Alfred University and Marymount University, as well as providing enrollment management consultation to Marietta College.


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