Arlington, VA- Today, Common App, the non-profit organization that serves over 1 million students and over 1,000 colleges and universities each year, announced its newest Board of Directors who will begin their terms of service on July 1, 2022:


Adele C. Brumfield

Vice Provost for Enrollment Management

University of Michigan


Stephen Smith




Whitney Soule

Vice Provost and Dean of Admissions

University of Pennsylvania


Additionally, term extensions for three Board members were approved, effective July 1:


Aliza Gilbert

College Counselor

Highland Park High School (IL)


Karen Richardson

Dean of Admission

Princeton University


Art Rodriguez

Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Carleton College

“Common App’s Board members dedicate their time, talent and passion to advance access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process. They are laser-focused on our mission and their leadership makes our membership organization stronger. As Common App launches its next chapter to expand beyond the application to empower more people to access, afford, and attain opportunity, our Board of Directors is critical in that effort. We are truly grateful for their service.”

Jenny Rickard, President & CEO, Common App

Common App’s Board of Directors is made up of leaders from the college admission counseling profession and at-large experts from outside the field united by a passion for advancing college access on a global scale. Over the years, they have provided critical oversight of Common App’s strategic direction in service to its mission. 

Finally, as they complete their board service on June 30, Common App extends its deep appreciation and thanks to three people who have served the organization so generously during their time on the board.


Logan Powell

Dean of Admission

Brown University


Lori Greene

Vice President of Enrollment Management

Butler University


Alejandra Ceja

Executive Director

Panasonic Foundation