Bill Leahy Consultant

Bill is a Consultant with our Search & Consulting Group.

Previous Experience

Bill brings a wealth of boarding school leadership and enrollment management experience and expertise to CS&A, having spent more than three decades at both the collegiate and secondary school levels. A native of New Hampshire, Bill returned to the Granite State in 2016 to serve as Dean of Enrollment at Phillips Exeter Academy, where he has served in that position for the last eight years.

In addition to his service at Phillips Exeter Academy, Bill served as Global Director of Enrollment Management at Avenues: The World School in New York City.  He also spent eight years at Phillips Academy, Andover, where he served as Director of Admissions from 2008-2015. At Andover, Bill also held the role of President of the Gateway to Prep Schools: the gold standard for independent school collaborative online applications.

Bill began his career at his alma mater, Boston University, where he served as the Assistant Director of Admissions. He then shifted his focus to independent school enrollment management and spent eight years as Associate Director of Admissions at Phillips Academy before serving as Director of Financial Aid & Senior Associate Director of Admission at St. Paul’s School. He then served for six years as Dean of Admissions at The Hotchkiss School.

Throughout his many years of experience at various institutions, Bill has derived his greatest joy from helping schools modernize their admission systems, policies, communications and programming to best serve the school’s enrollment goals while also delivering a personalized and intentional family centered enrollment experience.

Education & Interests

Bill holds a BA and an MEd, both from Boston University. He lives in Exeter, NH with his wife Bethany and enjoys spending time with his adult children and new grandson.