Claude Anderson

Dean of Enrollment

Northfield Mount Hermon

Claude Anderson, the Dean of Enrollment at Northfield Mount Hermon, is an influential and highly regarded speaker in the enrollment management community. With an impressive background in independent schools, Claude has held positions such as Dean of Students, Director of Admission, Director of Financial Aid, Coach, and Advisor in various educational settings, including day, five-day boarding, and seven-day boarding schools. Over the course of his remarkable 34-year career in admission, Claude has advanced the field through his groundbreaking paradigms in enrollment management, integrated marketing, and demographic analysis.


Renowned for his expertise, Claude has been sought after by professionals from private schools across the nation, who eagerly anticipate his presentation of his latest model, “The Five Pillars: A Customizable Strategy for Marketing to Full Paying Families.” As the former Chair of the Admission Training Institute for Enrollment Management Association, Claude has not only shaped the training and development of enrollment management professionals, but he has also captivated audiences at regional and national events with his profound insights.


Claude’s impact extends beyond his speaking engagements, as he has provided invaluable consulting services to select schools. Throughout his tenure, he has shared his knowledge and trained approximately 1200 admission professionals, leaving an indelible mark on the field. Recognizing his exceptional contributions, Claude was honored with the Everett E. Gourley Award by the Enrollment Management Association(EMA) and served on the board of Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP), solidifying his reputation as a distinguished leader in the field of admission.