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. Our board is so generous with their time and energy on behalf of the Common App. Over the years, they have provided critical oversight of our strategic direction in service to our mission. 

I’m so pleased to announce the election of Common App’s newest Board Directors who will begin their terms of service on July 1, 2021:

Yvonne Berumen
Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid
Pitzer College
3 year term

Lori Greene
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Butler University
1 year term

Jonathan B. Williams
Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions
New York University
3 year term



Tevera D. Stith
Vice President
KIPP Through College & Career
3 year term

Anna Takahashi
Director of College Counseling
Eastside College Prep
3 year term



Steve Hahn
Senior Director for Higher Education
Huron Consulting
3 year term

Karen A. Stout
President & CEO
Achieving the Dream
3 year term

I also want to express my sincere thanks to our departing Board Directors, whose terms concluded on June 30:

Lee Ann Backlund
Vice President for Enrollment Planning and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Sewanee: The University of the South (TN)

Liz Dietz
Vice President of Student Strategy and Product Management

Jeff Gates
Senior Vice President for Student Life and Enrollment Management
Utica College (NY)

Ann Marano
College Bound Counselor
Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School (TX)

Daniel Lee
Vice President, Business Strategy and Operations

Steve Soud
Director of College Counseling
Isidore Newman School (LA)