Timothy Ricordati leads Elmhurst College’s admission operations and recruitment initiatives for all student populations, including traditional, adult, graduate and international. With a long career focused on organizational development and operations for educational institutions, Ricordati previously was the founding dean of the School for Professional Studies at Elmhurst College. In this role, Ricordati functioned as the chief administrative and academic officer of the School. Before joining Elmhurst in 2012, he served in senior faculty and leadership roles at DeVry University, and also served as vice president of administration at American Quality Schools, a Chicago-based not-for-profit educational management company. He received his Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University and also holds degrees from Northern Illinois University, including a master’s degree in education, with an emphasis in business education; and a bachelor’s degree in marketing.