“Today’s challenges in higher education and in the complexity of enrollment are ever increasing. It is my pleasure to find extraordinary people who demonstrate the passion and have the expertise to meet those challenges and make a difference for both their institutions and the students they serve.”

Robin Stamm Reynders
robin.reynders@nessearches.com | 712-899-1479

As with a number of leaders in higher education, an undergraduate work study position in the financial aid office at Earlham College inspired Robin to pursue a career in higher education.

She embarked on her professional journey at Allegheny College where she spent 21 years in progressive leadership roles within admissions and financial aid, most notably serving as Director of Financial Aid. During her tenure, Robin played an instrumental role in creating greater inter-office efficiencies between admissions and financial aid, in addition to using financial aid as a strategic tool to meet Allegheny’s enrollment goals.

Robin’s expertise, particularly in the use of financial aid leveraging and enrollment modeling, has led to her extensive consulting engagements for a wide range of institutions. Prior to joining Napier Executive Search in 2014, she worked with close to 50 institutions, assisting them in the strategic use of financial aid to enroll the “right fit” students while optimizing their processes and customer service. In addition to her consulting experiences, Robin is member of NACAC and several state financial aid professional organizations.  She also served as conference chair and treasurer for PASFAA during her time at Allegheny College.

Until July 2022, Robin was deeply engaged in the student experience at Morningside University, Sioux City IA where her husband, John, was President for 22 years.  During their time at Morningside before John’s retirement, they enjoyed building strong foundational relationships with students, faculty, staff, board of trustees and partners, and special guests invited to the institution.  Now residing in Punta Gorda, Florida, the Reynders, along with their former campus dog Boomer, are taking a quieter approach to life through community engagement, reading, and boating, while Robin continues to work diligently for Napier Executive Search.  Robin and John have three sons they enjoy visiting in California and New Jersey.