Head of School Christian Donovan comes to Friends School with an extensive enrollment management background. Christian previously served as the assistant head of school & director of strategic research at Head-Royce School in Oakland, CA, following seven years as the school’s director of enrollment management. Prior to joining Head-Royce, he served as director of admission and enrollment management at his alma mater George School, a Quaker school in Newton, PA; and in college counseling and admissions roles at the Athenian School in California. He is nationally acclaimed for his enrollment management work.
Christian is an active member of the Enrollment Management Association (EMA). He is an advisor for the 2022 Future Leaders program held at EMA’s annual conference which, “blends expert instruction with small-group exercises to propel assistant and associate admission directors with at least three years of experience upward.”
Recently, Christian was featured in the EMA's podcast "Impossible Questions." The first of two episodes was aired last week. Listen to https://bit.ly/3BbhIbk to hear Christian discuss how experienced enrollment leaders learn about unfamiliar markets, something that he is currently navigating in his new role as head of school.