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Reed welcomes Keith Todd, new dean of admission.


Reed College is pleased to welcome Keith Todd as the new dean of admission. Keith brings to Reed a remarkably broad and deep range of experience in the field of highly selective undergraduate admission. He has previously served as director of admission at Rice University, director of undergraduate admission at Northwestern University, executive director of the Institute of International Education in Houston Texas, associate director of admission and financial aid at Rice, and admission officer at Stanford University.  At Rice and Northwestern, Keith oversaw dramatic increases in the total number of applications, yield, and diversity of student body, including impressive increases in the enrollment of international students and minority students. He is visible in national admission organizations and has been a spokesperson on admission issues in the national media.

A first-generation college student himself, Keith received his B.A. summa cum laude from Southern Methodist University and completed his course work for a PhD in British literature at Stanford. He was a Fulbright fellow in 20th century German literature at the Universitat Augsburg, Germany.

“Keith impressed virtually everyone who interviewed him as a person who deeply understands and supports Reed’s distinctive academic mission and culture,” said president Colin Diver.

We welcome Keith to campus; he begins April 15.