Chris Boyle Consultant
Chris Boyle is a Consultant with the Search & Consulting Group and a member of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Practice.
Since joining CS&A, Chris has worked on a range of searches and consulting projects. Recent searches include head of school searches at Austin International School (TX) and Dallas International School (TX); Division Director searches at Princeton Day School (NJ), Stephen Gaynor School (NY), and Children’s Day School (CA); Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion searches at Durham Academy (NC), The Philadelphia School (PA), Rivers School (MA), Shipley School (PA), and St. Luke's School (NY); Director of Enrollment Management searches at The Hun School (NJ), Stephen Gaynor School (NY) and Summit Country Day School (OH); and Director of College Counseling Searches at Columbus School for Girls (OH), Dalton School (NY), Marin Academy (CA), St. John's School (TX), and United Nations International School (NY).
Chris has been a leader in developing and delivering CS&A’s implicit bias training for search committees and Member School leadership/hiring teams. Additionally, he leads and contributes to long-term diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting projects.

Previous Experience

Chris brings 15 years of independent school experience from North Shore Country Day School (IL), where he was Assistant Head of School and Academic Dean for ten years. In that role, he was instrumental in the school’s institutional and strategic initiative leadership. He oversaw all academic departments and guided the development of the JK-12 educational program. Chris also led faculty recruitment, hiring, retention, professional development, and evaluation. Before serving as its Assistant Head, Chris was NSCD’s Director of College Counseling. His career started in the world of college admission. During his time in college admission and college counseling, Chris was on the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling’s Executive Board and the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s National Assembly.

Since 2004 Chris has been active with Point Foundation (CA), 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, overseeing the annual selections process by which Point chose its scholars from an applicant pool of several thousand high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. He remains connected to Point as a member of its Emeritus Board.

Other past professional development and affiliations include serving as a Mastery Transcript Consortium Site Director, an Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrator, a homeroom leader for the Independent School Experiential Education Network's Winter Institute, and a member of ISACS accreditation teams.

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 lives in Newport Beach, CA with his husband and their rescue dog.