Introducing Interim Vice President for Enrollment Ken Woods

July 28, 2023

Dear Poet Community,

I am delighted to share that Ken M. Woods ’84, a richly experienced higher education admissions leader, is joining Whittier College as Interim Vice President for Enrollment, effective immediately. I know Ken will be a key figure in our efforts to boost enrollment at the College. 

In announcing Ken’s appointment, I also ask the Whittier community to join me in thanking Timothy Anderson for stepping in during the past year to lead enrollment during a time of transition at the College.  

Ken began his career at Whittier from 1986 to 1990 in the offices of admissions, residential life, and summer activities. He returns this week after a long career, including more than 25 years at the College Board where he worked to foster strategic relationships within the higher education enrollment sector, most recently as Executive Director Higher Education Services/Strategic Accounts.

During his influential career, Ken revamped the College Board’s higher education membership model to expand relationships, engaged with national conferences addressing higher education enrollment issues, and innovated new admissions strategies regionally and nationally.

Among Ken’s previous roles at the College Board were Associate Director of Guidance and Admission Services (1995-2001); Chief, Higher Education Services (2001-2007); and National Manager, Higher Education Institution Relations (2007-2008). Earlier stops in Ken’s career include Director of Regional Admissions Offices at the University of Denver and Director of College Counseling at St. Margaret's Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano, California.

Ken earned his bachelor’s degree in Social Science and Business Administration from Whittier in 1984. Ken also received the Key to the College in 1988 and served on the Alumni Board of Directors from 2002 to 2005. 

Please join me in welcoming Ken back to campus. 


Kristine Dillon ’73, Ph.D.
Interim President