David B. Trites, PhD

Senior Associate Consultant

Noel-Levitz associate consultant David Trites As a senior associate consultant for Ruffalo Noel Levitz, Dr. David Trites offers expertise in assessing organizational effectiveness, applying Baldrige approaches to continuous improvement as well as increasing student success and retention. He has more than two decades of experience as an enrollment consultant.

Dr. Trites has used his knowledge of recruitment and enrollment to counsel institutions such as the College of the North Atlantic (Newfoundland), Cottey College (NV), Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Old Dominion University (VA), Kalamazoo Community College (MI), Midlands Technical College (SC), Northwest Iowa Community College, State University of New York at Delhi, Radford University (VA), Texas A & M University Corpus Christi, and The University of West Florida.

During his 25-year career in higher education, Dr. Trites served as enrollment management coordinator and total quality manager at Alexandria Technical College (MN) before assuming the position of dean of Student Services. In that capacity, he supervised the offices of recruitment, admissions, financial aid, health services, the college bookstore, and student life. Through his leadership, Dr. Trites increased enrollment by nearly 30 percent, and the college's persistence, annual return, and graduation rates have not only exceeded national averages, but serve as benchmarks of two-year college performance. He has also worked as assistant to the chancellor of Minnesota's Public College System and served as interim president at Rainy River Community College (MN).


Dr. Trites holds a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Minnesota (MN).

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