We Stand For Justice: It is not sufficient for us, as a consulting company that believes deeply in the principles and values of higher learning and liberal education, to simply share in the shock and dismay that so many Americans feel about the actions, words, and events that disrupted Charlottesville and the University of Virginia this past weekend. Read our statement here.

Our primary purpose is to help colleges and universities improve the quality and quantity of student learning. We serve that purpose through the projects we do for clients, the work we do in collaboration with national and international organizations, and our own scholarship and writing. Every project we undertake – from academic and strategic planning to strengthening student services – is intended to support higher learning in higher education.

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NASPA17 Day 3- Monday 3/13/2017

#NASPA17 – Monday, 3/13/2017 K&A participated or lead three educational sessions during the first full day of the NASPA17 conference. The three sessions were; How Student Affairs Strengthens Institutional Strategic Read More

NASPA17 Days 1+2

#NASPA17 Day One (March 11/12, 2017) Snowstorm, Workshop, Many Miles, Luncheon, Anderson Cooper. 48+ hours of amazing learning, team building, and sharing with the #NASPA17 community. So happy to be Read More

Models for the Integration of Health and Counseling Services

225 D – Convention Center 9:00am–12:00pm Integration of health and counseling services requires the blending and synergy of both administrative and cultural aspects of centers; disciplines, traditions and norms, service Read More

How Student Affairs Strengthens Institutional Strategic Plans

Successful strategic plans recognize the essential partnership of Student and Academic Affairs in a whole campus approach to supporting student engagement, learning, and success. Strategic planning is a powerful opportunity Read More


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University of Arizona

With great excitement and anticipation, the University of Arizona announces a national search for its next Director of Campus Recreation. The Director will provide vision and dynamic leadership in overseeing a high-functioning department with exemplary facilities, programs and services to meet and exceed the needs of the campus community.

Review Opportunity

Michigan State University

Michigan State University invites applications and nominations for an innovative and experienced clinician and leader to serve as the Director of Counseling and Psychiatric Services, the mental and behavioral health component of the University’s newly merged Student Health and Wellness Services. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to build and shape comprehensive, University-wide counseling and psychiatric services for students.

Review Opportunity

Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications from and nominations of experienced, collaborative, patient-centered, and innovative healthcare leaders for the position of Director of Student Health Services. This is an outstanding opportunity to shape the future of a strong student health program located in a beautiful campus environment.

Review Opportunity

Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMU-SA), a young and rapidly growing institution serving a diverse and non-traditional population, is seeking an experienced professional to serve as the Director of Admissions. The Director is expected to provide vision and guidance to the Admissions staff in their efforts to recruit and enroll undergraduate and graduate students.

Review Opportunity

Richard Keeling

Eric Engstrom

Kyle Hutchison

Jan Walbert

Gage Paine

Alex Vasquez

Jeff Ewing

Gordon Winsor

Jennifer Dickson

Eric Narburgh

Angela Harris

John Stafford

Shawn De Veau

Lisa DeStephanis

Daniel Miller

Hazel Scott

Margaret Spear

Michael Smyer

Janet Smith Dickerson

Bruce Douglas

Joe Centrella

Brendon Stevens

Alex Emmanuele

Cooper D. Airedale

K&A to exhibit at NASPA 2017 Western Regional Conference

Keeling and Associates (K&A) will take part in the esteemed Western Regional Conference run by NASPA in Hawai’i. Taking place from November 4-7, 2017, Dr. Jan Walbert, Vice President and Read More

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Brown University Announces Successful Hire

Keeling & Associates is proud to announce another successful executive placement with the hire of Dr. Vanessa Britto, of Wellesley College, as assistant vice president and executive director of health Read More

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Alex Vasquez joins K&A as Senior Consultant

Alex Vasquez, Dean of Students at Amherst College since 2014, will join K&A as Senior consultant on October 1, 2017. Mr. Vasquez, who is completing his Ph.D. at Boston College*, has a wide range of experience in his 20-year career in higher education. Alex has broad experience in student affairs and academic affairs, and has worked in cross-divisional roles to help create a more seamless student experience.

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Dr. Gage Paine to participate in NASPA Briefing

There is no one right path when it comes to thinking about your career. Although we think of our career path as defined by clear guidelines and norms, it is really more art than science.  In this Briefing, the presenters will share career pathing tools and experiences from the field. The content will be offered in a way each participant can personally explore the vast considerations and decisions for themselves.  

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K&A Statement: We Stand for Justice

It is not sufficient for us, as a consulting company that believes deeply in the principles and values of higher learning and liberal education, to simply share in the shock and dismay that so many Americans feel about the actions, words, and events that disrupted Charlottesville and the University of Virginia this past weekend.

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Where in the World is Keeling & Associates

In 2017, K&A was pleased to announce that during a very busy 2016, not a single employee was involved in an air rage incident or embarrassing viral travel video. However, our team members experienced adventures, adversity, mechanical problems, over-fueling, weather delays, and lots of other challenges in the course of our travels to assist clients.

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#KAedchat – Interview Strategies for the Humble

As we look past the current weather into the warm embrace of spring, we also find ourselves amidst another packed “Search season.” This means interviews, campus visits, and endless opportunities — or requirements — to talk about yourselves and your work. We often find that most candidates view accomplishments as a team effort

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Strategic Thinking in 2017 and Beyond

What’s your reaction when someone tells you it’s time to work on a strategic plan? For some, the mere mention of strategic planning will elicit a groan or a roll of the eyes and spur images of out of touch ‘objectives’ that don’t relate to the institutional needs at all. The truth is that the old-school way of strategic planning

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