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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.

Robin draws on the wisdom, expertise and networks cultivated over her more than 35 years of experience to identify, engage and recruit leaders who will thrive in a client’s unique institutional culture. She brings to her practice a deep understanding of the qualities required for effective leadership in today’s complex higher education environment.

Robin joined Witt/Kieffer after 23 years in academic administration, most recently as dean of admission and financial aid at Stanford University. She is a national leader on access and diversity recruitment and a frequent speaker on education, career paths and talent development. She has been published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, and her acclaimed book, College Admission (Three Rivers Press/Random House), has helped millions of students and their families navigate the college application process. Robin received Witt/Kieffer’s 2017 Quality Award 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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