Wells College has named GERARD TURBIDE as its new VP for enrollment services. Turbide, who comes to Wells with expertise in enrollment management, recruitment marketing, and institutional strategic planning, began his post July 1. He succeeds Kishan Zuber, the previous VP for enrollment services, who departed Wells for a position at Wilkes University. Turbide comes to Wells after having served in a similar senior-level capacity at Ithaca College (IC). He began his enrollment management career at IC in 1993 as assistant director of admission, was named director of admission at IC in May 2006, and became VP of enrollment management in 2015. Before his time at Ithaca College, Turbide worked in student life at Bucknell University and St. Lawrence University. Turbide earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from SUNY Potsdam and a master-of-education degree in counseling and human development from St. Lawrence University.
Wells College also recently appointed LAWRENCE (LARRY) JEROME as the college’s new VP for advancement. He will begin his new position in early August. A seasoned fundraising, development, and marketing professional with more than three decades of experience, Jerome comes to Wells from Cone Health in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he served as senior VP for institutional advancement. Jerome’s higher-education fundraising experience includes stints as managing director for medical center development at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, regional director for university relations at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and deputy director of development at the Yale University School of Medicine and New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. He holds a bachelor’s degree in government from St. Lawrence University.