President and CEO, Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area

Andrew Flagel is the Vice President for Advancement and Member Engagement at The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the former Executive Director of the Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University. At AAC&U, Dr. Flagel helps promote the mission of AAC&U by leading strategic advancement and membership growth and development. He has served in higher education for over 20 years, including a decade as Dean of Admissions at George Mason University. Dr. Flagel also writes the most popular blog in the country on the admissions process at mycollegeoptions.org, and recently began a popular companion twitter feed, @deanflagel (and he would love for you to follow him). He has presented hundreds of seminars across the country, including the Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference, the National Young Leaders Conference, and the Washington Journalism and Media Conference. Flagel has an undergraduate degree in philosophy and psychology and a master of arts in education from George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in Education from Michigan State University. Dr. Flagel was previously the Director of Admissions and Recruitment at the Flint campus of the University of Michigan. He also served as the Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management for the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, and as a Regional Director of Admissions at GW. Along with his presentations and blog, Dr. Flagel provides his expertise in a variety of media, appearing as a guest on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, CNN’s American Morning, and on CBS Evening News, and interviewed in USA Today, US News and World Report, The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, the Wall Street Journal, and Teen Vogue…just to name a few.