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Technical Institute for Environmental Professions Announces the Hiring of Executive Director of Student Life Cycle Management

August 23, 2021

Dan Summers II Looks to Redefine Student Success at the Technical Institute for Environmental Professions

Dan Summers

Unity College President Dr. Melik Peter Khoury has announced the hiring of Dan Summers II as the Executive Director of Student Life Cycle Management at the Technical Institute for Environmental Professions.

Summers comes to America’s Environmental College with extensive expertise in higher education. His past work includes serving as Vice President and Dean of Admissions at Southern Vermont College. Most recently he was the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing at Hiram College in Ohio.

In his previous positions Summers contributed to the development of a new tuition model. He also improved student recruitment and retention by streamlining operations and has played a role in the launch of various online, low residency, and specialized certificate programs.

Dr. Amardeep Kahlon, Dean of the Technical Institute for Environmental Professions, believes Summers will be an immediate contributor to TIEP’s mission. “Dan comes with extensive experience in all phases of the student lifecycle: recruitment, enrollment, persistence, graduation. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge about higher education and education technology. I love his innovative thinking and his learning mindset. He will be a true asset to the institute.”

“I have always gravitated toward working at mission-driven colleges committed to access. I believe it is incredibly important to serve those sectors/populations often missed in traditional higher education. We’re building a system that’s different from many traditional colleges, built learner centered from the ground up,” said Executive Director of Student Life Cycle Management Dan Summers.

“At TIEP we want a culture and community built for learner success and in doing that we are going to using a model for success built with our career coaches. Our coaches will be recruiting students into our programs and continue with these students on their individualized pathway until they have met their goals. From financial aid to eventually career services, our coaches will be there to support and encourage learners as they navigate the entire experience,” said Summers.

“We are excited to have Dan on our team here at Unity College. He is an accomplished, growth-focused leader and exactly the type of out-of-the-box style thinker we were looking for when filling this position. Our students will be fortunate to have an ally like Dan on their side,” said Unity College President Dr. Melik Khoury.

Summers holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He is also an alumnus of the College Board’s Enrollment Leadership Academy.