Holland Hall Names Advancement Officer

Joshua P. Wolman Named Holland Hall Assistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement and External Relations
Holland Hall Headmaster Mark Desjardins announced today that Joshua P. Wolman will join the Holland Hall community as the Assistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement and External Relations, effective July 1, 2007. Wolman is currently serving as the Assistant Head of School for Admissions and Financial Aid for Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. Commenting on Wolman’s new appointment at Holland Hall, Bruce Stewart, Head of School at Sidwell Friends, noted “Josh will be missed here at Friends, but I feel confident that he will make a major contribution to [Holland Hall] and to independent education more generally.”

Wolman’s responsibilities at Sidwell Friends School include serving as a member of the Sidwell Friends Capital Campaign Planning Committee and on their Alumni Executive Board. Outside of the school, he serves on the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for Young Scholars selection committee.

“Josh has served in some of the country’s finest independent schools and his knowledge and expertise will be invaluable to the Holland Hall community,” said Desjardins. “He understands the importance of Holland Hall reaching out into the larger community and will work hard to enhance all facets of our development efforts.”

Prior to his current position at Sidwell Friends, Wolman served as Director of College Counseling from 2000-2002. He has extensive experience in university level admission as well, having worked as an assistant director of undergraduate admissions at Columbia University, where he also served as the head coach for the men’s intercollegiate squash team. Wolman also worked in the Admission offices at the Potomac School in Mclean, Virginia and the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut.

Wolman received his bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Colby College in Maine and his master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Teachers College at Columbia University. He received a National Association of Independent Schools E.E. Ford Fellowship for Aspiring Heads of School, a one-year professional development program for individuals at NAIS member schools who wish to become heads of independent schools.

Updated 01-23-2007

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