Tuition Exchange Names Kristin R. Tichenor as President

The Board of Directors at the Tuition Exchange Inc. announced on December 13, 2024, that Kristin R Tichenor has been selected as the organization’s president.

Tuition Exchange is a reciprocal scholarship opportunity for eligible faculty and staff dependents at more than 700 individual member institutions of higher education.

Tichenor comes to the Tuition Exchange after a long and distinguished career in enrollment management. She has been Senior Vice President at Wentworth Institute of Technology after serving as vice president for enrollment management for several years. Before that, she spent 20 years at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, eventually serving as Senior Vice President for Enrollment and Institutional Strategy for nine years and as Senior Advisor to the President during her final year. She is also the President and Founder of a non-profit organization, CACHET (College Admissions Collaborative Highlighting Engineering & Technology). CACHET is a national coalition of 50+ member institutions committed to promoting opportunities for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

“Kristin Tichenor is a proven leader with a demonstrated track record of success,” said Tuition Exchange Chair Lynn Bynum. “She is an innovator, someone who knows and appreciates collaboration, is extraordinarily creative, and a well-respected leader in higher education.”

Tichenor is a longtime advocate of the Tuition Exchange and believes it has the potential to play an even more critical role within the higher education landscape.

“I am honored and humbled to be chosen for this significant role,” said Tichenor. “I look forward to the challenge of ensuring that the Tuition Exchange remains the leading national organization for tuition exchange programs, building on its longstanding strengths while cultivating new opportunities for member institutions and potential collaborations with other like-minded organizations.”

She is a graduate of Carleton College and received her Master of Arts degree in Education/Public Administration from Clark University. She earned her Doctor of Education (EdD) in Higher Education Management at the University of Pennsylvania.

Tichenor was selected after a highly competitive national search that saw more than 200 applicants. She will replace Robert Shorb, the current Executive Director/CEO of Tuition Exchange, who is retiring.