Tom Marlitt Search Consultant


Tom is a Search Consultant for the firm’s College Admissions Practice running searches for admission and enrollment, as well as for our Head of School and Key Administrator Practices.

Joining the firm recently, he is already engaged in a retained search with Macalester College (MN).

Previous Experience

Tom brings great admissions experience from the worlds of both independent schools and higher education. Tom joined CS&A after eight years as the Cynthia A. White Director of West Coast Admission for Connecticut College. Prior to Conn College, Tom served as Director of West Coast Admission for Sarah Lawrence College, Director of Admission, and Acting Dean of Enrollment at Reed College, Co-Director of College Counseling at The Crossroads School (CA), Director of Undergraduate Admission at Pacific University, and Assistant Director of Admission at The Webb Schools. He has also worked at The Catlin Gabel School as Publications Director.

Education and Interests

Tom is a graduate of the Hotchkiss School (CT) and earned his bachelor’s degree at Colby College.

In addition to a 40-year career in education, Tom has spent time as a bartender and short-order cook, a state-championship high school tennis coach, a wrangler on a dude ranch, and a seaweed harvester. A fifth-generation Oregonian, Tom enjoys exploring the Northwest, always in search of a great ski slope or an empty tennis court.