Doug BanburyVice President for Admissions and Business DevelopmentDoug Banbury was appointed Vice President for Admissions and Business Development at Hillsdale College in April 2014. During his tenure,Hillsdale has reached its lowest admissions acceptance rate in College history, as well as a record high ACT score for incoming freshmen. He has also overseen the creation of Business Development and a state-of-the-art Contact Center for the College. Business Development leads College departments in a process to develop a long-term strategic plan utilizing metrics to track organizational health.
Prior to coming to Hillsdale, Banbury served as Vice President for Enrollment Development and Marketing at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, Ohio, from 2009 to 2013. During that time, he planned and implemented a $4 million budget to support enrollment and marketing strategies for multiple levels of degree completion programs.
Banbury earned a bachelor of science in biology from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 1991, and went on to receive a master’s in business administration with a focus in executive management from Ashland University in 1997. Banbury also has a certificate in fundraising management from Indiana University-Purdue and has earned a Balanced Scorecard Certified Professional endorsement from George Washington University. In 2001, he founded Quest Marketing Solutions, a marketing and business consulting firm serving small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. He owned and operated the company in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area until 2010. Additionally, in 2005, he purchased and operated a visual communications franchise, AlphaGraphics, which received the 2006 and 2007 Sales Growth Franchise of the Year, the Gold Circle award from 2005 through 2010, and the Chairman’s Club Award for excellence and contribution to the AlphaGraphics network. Banbury has also provided marketing, admissions, and strategic planning consulting services in education over the past 20 years.
Larry P. ArnnPresident of Hillsdale College, Professor of History and PoliticsLarry P. Arnn is the 12th president of Hillsdale College, where he is also a professor of politics and history. He received his B.A. from Arkansas State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from the Claremont Graduate School. He also studied at Worcester College, Oxford University, where he served as director of research for Sir Martin Gilbert, the official biographer of Winston Churchill. From 1985 to 2000, he served as president of the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy. In 1996, he was the founding chairman of the California Civil Rights Initiative, which prohibited racial preferences in state hiring, contracting, and admissions.
Dr. Arnn is on the board of directors of The Heritage Foundation, the Henry Salvatori Center of Claremont McKenna College, the Philadelphia Society, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, and the Claremont Institute. He served on the U.S. Army War College Board of Visitors for two years, for which he earned the Department of the Army’s “Outstanding Civilian Service Medal.” In 2015, he received the Bradley Prize from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.
Dr. Arnn is the author of three books: Liberty and Learning: The Evolution of American Education; The Founders’ Key: The Divine and Natural Connection Between the Declaration and the Constitution and What We Risk by Losing It; and Churchill’s Trial: Winston Churchill and the Salvation of Free Government.