Chris Boyle is a search consultant with the Search and Consulting Group and a member of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Practice Group.
Chris brings 15 years of independent school experience from North Shore Country Day School (IL) where he has served as Assistant Head of School and Academic Dean since 2010. In his role, he was instrumental in the school’s institutional and strategic initiative leadership, authoring two strategic plans and managing the vision and growth of the Global Citizenship Program, Faculty Evaluation System, Off-Campus Study Risk Management Practices, Educational Technology, and Library Programs. He oversaw all academic departments and guided the development of the JK-12 academic program. Chris also led faculty recruitment, hiring, retention, professional development, and evaluation. From 2004 to 2010, Chris served as NSCD’s Director of College Counseling. Prior to NSCD, he worked in various roles in the Office of Admission at Knox College (IL) from 1992 to 2004, holding the position of Senior Associate Director of Admission from 1999 to 2004.
Since 2004 Chris has been an active volunteer with the Point Foundation (CA), which is the largest scholarship-granting organization in the U.S. for LGBTQ college aspiring individuals. For most of his time on Point’s Board of Directors, Chris served as the Scholar Selections Committee Chair, constructing and overseeing the process by which Point annually chose 30 scholars from an applicant pool of up to several thousand high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. During his time as Scholar Selections Committee Chair, the composition of the organization’s scholars significantly diversified in terms of racial and gender identity. Additionally, Chris organized regional leadership forums, led sessions and workshops at Point’s National Leadership Conferences, and contributed to its efforts to friend/fund-raise. Currently, he remains connected to Point as a member of the Scholar Selections Committee and Emeritus Board.
Other professional development and affiliations include serving as a Mastery Transcript Consortium Site Director, an Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrator, and a member of and homeroom leader for the Independent School Experiential Education Network and its Winter Institute. Additionally, he has served on ISACS accreditation teams and previously served on the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling’s Executive Board and the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s National Assembly.
Education & Interests
Chris earned his B.A. cum laude with college honors from Knox College (IL).
Chris enjoys exploring the restaurant, visual art, and live music cultures wherever his travels take him. He and his husband have a rescue dog Cooper and split time between Chicago and New York City.