Gregory B. Buckles was named the Shelby M. C. Davis '54 Dean of Enrollment Management on July 1, 2019. As a key member of the School's senior leadership team, Buckles is responsible for enrollment management at Lawrenceville, which includes setting the strategic direction for the School’s enrollment and financial aid goals as well as recruiting and admission operations.
He arrived at Lawrenceville with three decades of experience as an educator and administrator. Previously Buckles served as the Dean of Admissions at Middlebury College in Vermont. Since Buckles joined the staff at Middlebury in 2008 as its Director of Admissions, applications to the college increased 32 percent, which represents the largest application pools in the college’s history. He was elevated to Dean of Admissions in 2011.
Prior to Middlebury, Buckles served as the Director of Admissions at Kenyon College — his second stint at the institution — and has also worked in admissions at Denison University, but is just as steeped in the independent school world. From 1996 to 2007, Buckles was an Assistant Head of School at the Hill School, serving as a senior staff member with individual responsibility for planning, directing, and marketing all aspects of the School's college advising, admission, enrollment, and financial aid programs. He also taught English, was a dormitory floor parent, and coached wrestling and football for five years at Loomis Chaffee School. Buckles is a graduate of Denison University and earned an M.A. in literature from Trinity College in Connecticut.
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