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Robin Mamlet

As managing partner, Robin Mamlet leads Witt/Kieffer’s Education Practice. A nationally renowned executive search professional, she ensures the highest quality service to clients while directing search assignments for presidents, provosts, vice presidents and deans for the firm’s most valued clients.

Bringing over 35 years of experience, Robin draws on her wisdom and proven expertise in engaging and attracting individuals who will thrive in a given institutional culture. She brings to her practice a deep understanding of the qualities required for effective leadership in today’s complex higher education environment.

A national leader on access and diversity recruitment, Robin came to Witt/Kieffer after 23 years in academic administration, most recently as dean of admission and financial aid at Stanford University. A writer and frequent speaker on education, career paths and talent development, Robin has been published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. Her book on college admission, published by Three Rivers Press of Random House, came out in August 2011 and was updated in 2013. Robin received the Witt/Kieffer Quality Award in 2017 in recognition of her exceptional search work on behalf of the firm’s clients.


A.B., English, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA


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Robin Mamlet
Managing Partner and Practice Leader, Education
Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 610-544-3474
Fax: 630-990-1257
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