Robert Van Cleef

Associate Consultant

Robert Van CleefRobert Van Cleef consults for Ruffalo Noel Levitz from his position as associate vice president of strategy and decision support at Gordon College (MA). He offers extensive experience in enrollment management, strategic planning, data-driven decision making, and Website design.

In his current position, Mr. Van Cleef advises the college's president and cabinet on competitive strategy, planning, and execution of priority change initiatives. He also has experience coordinating the development of the college's strategic marketing plan as well as its five-year strategic plan. In addition, he chaired the college's enrollment and retention committee, implementing new mechanisms for forecasting enrollment and identifying at-risk students. He also formed a multidisciplinary management committee to optimize the college's Website. When he served earlier in project management and technology positions at Gordon College, he revamped the internal processes of the admissions and graduate education offices, developed and maintained a five-year technology roadmap, and led or served on a number of strategic planning committees. Mr. Van Cleef also helped Gordon College recruit its largest class in school history while improving the institution's college ranking as well.

Before coming to Gordon College, Mr. Van Cleef founded a Website development company that worked with a number of Fortune 100 companies. His projects covered content management systems, e-marketing campaign tracking systems, and registration systems, among others.


Mr. Van Cleef holds an MBA from Amberton University (TX). He also holds a Master's Certificate of Project Management from Boston University (MA), a professional certification from the Project Management Institute, and received his bachelor's degree from Gordon College.

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