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A higher education veteran is coming to Wells College.

Gerard Turbide starts as the Aurora-based private institution's vice president for enrollment services July 1, according to a news release. 

Turbide's enrollment management career started when he was named as the assistant director of admission at Ithaca College in 1993, the release said. He became the director of admission in 2006 and was the vice president of enrollment management by 2015. The release said while Turbide was in the vice president role, he "led strategies that achieved overall enrollment outcomes within established goals while increasing the racial and ethnic diversity and academic profile of incoming classes."

“Gerard Turbide is a proven leader and strategic thinker who is extraordinarily skilled at leveraging institutional research findings and predictive analysis to inform long-term planning and decision making,” said Wells College President Jonathan Gibralter in the release. “I know he will be an excellent addition to our senior leadership team."

Turbide's received a bachelor's degree in mathematics, magna cum laude, from SUNY Potsdam and a master's degree in counseling and human development from St. Lawrence University. He had also been the vice president for finance of the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling and college delegate to the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

“I am honored to join the vibrant, diverse, student-centered community that is Wells College,” Turbide said in the release. “Now more than ever, we need global citizens who are brave, creative and committed to making the world a better place. Wells prepares students to embrace that challenge. I look forward to playing a role in connecting future students to this extraordinary educational experience.”

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