For Immediate Release
Contact: Wendy Hinton
Executive Director of Marketing & Communications
February 2, 2022 – Following a national search, King’s College is thrilled to announce that Christopher Dearth has joined King’s as the College’s next vice president for enrollment management. King’s president, Rev. Thomas P. Looney, C.S.C., announced Dearth’s selection to lead the team that will drive the critical priority of recruiting the next generation of Monarchs.
As vice president, Dearth will lead the College’s admissions – undergraduate and graduate – and financial aid teams to develop and execute an enrollment management plan that will enhance the King’s mission, maximize brand awareness, and contribute to the ongoing success of this 75 year-old institution of higher education.
“I am very happy that a professional of Chris’s stature and a person of his character will be joining the King’s campus community,” shared Fr. Looney. “The King’s experience is a special one – transforming minds and hearts with zeal in our community of hope. Chris will be a terrific promoter of our mission, whose leadership will engage more prospective students with King’s than ever before.”
Dearth, a native of New Jersey, joins King’s with an impressive portfolio of experience in both private and public higher education institutions. He assumes this new position after completing his most recent leadership role as vice chancellor for enrollment management at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. Prior leadership roles include vice president for enrollment management at Wesley College, director of admission at Eastern Illinois University, and director of admission at SUNY-Fredonia.
“I am excited to join the King’s family and get to work with the terrific people that make this a special college, and I’ve been extremely grateful to see the outpouring of support and the welcoming embrace of the King’s community,” Dearth said. “In this economic climate and the competitive Northeast market, it is important that the entire campus work together to successfully enroll the class. I look forward to bringing everyone together to accomplish our goals and exceed expectations,” he continued.
Dearth earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Richard Stockton State University and a Master of Arts degree from Duquesne University.