Before joining RNL in 2013, Dawn Hiles served as vice president of enrollment management and dean of admissions at Drury University (MO), where she partnered with RNL. While in this role, and she credits the RNL partnership as an integral factor in achieving record-breaking results. During her time as vice president for enrollment management, Drury experienced the three highest years of enrollment in the university’s 138 year history, while simultaneously increasing the class profile and net tuition revenue.
Dawn also served as the vice president of alumni and development at Drury, aided by years of fundraising experience with Fortune 500 companies earlier in her career. Again, she credits a partnership with RNL as a key factor in reaching the highest levels of annual fund giving and alumni engagement while serving in this role.
Additionally, she brings perspective from her training at the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education at Harvard University and her selection as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis. This unique combination of experiences provides Dawn with tremendous insight into the complexities of higher education and the role of campus leadership. She brings a data-driven approach to identifying solutions and strategies that benefit the entire institution.