Kathy Bonavist

Associate Consultant

Noel-Levitz consultant Kathy FitzgeraldAs an associate consultant, Kathy Bonavist offers a wide range of experience in student recruitment, institutional marketing, and public relations.

Most recently, Ms. Bonavist served as the vice president for institutional advancement at Muskingam University (NY). She supported the institution's mission through alumni relations, development and public relations. Ms. Bonavist also revitalized an integrated marketing and communication strategy resulting in highest annual fundraising since the economic downturn of 2008.

Previously, Ms. Bonavist was the vice president for enrollment management at Manhattanville College (NY). She was responsible for overseeing all admissions and financial aid strategy for the college at the undergraduate and graduate levels and in continuing education/lifelong learning. Prior to that position, she served as vice president for enrollment management at Paul Smith's College (NY). She developed the college's strategic recruitment plan and spearheaded the integration new technology into that plan, such as social media and Web 2.0 options. She also was a co-chair of the retention committee for the college. She was also the vice president for marketing and enrollment management at The Sage Colleges (NY), where she had responsibility for the admission of undergraduate, graduate, and adult students, public relations for the colleges, and communications, including the Sage website.

Ms. Bonavist also offers private sector experience in marketing and communications. She served as national marketing director for Computer Education Services Corporation, a technical training business. She managed the national marketing strategy, including print, radio, television, and direct marketing efforts. Prior to that, she served as director of public relations for Smith and Jones, and marketing and advertising firm. Her career in higher education began as coordinator for news services at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY).


Ms. Bonavist holds a bachelor's degree in English from Siena College (NY). 

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