WORCESTER, Mass. — Clark University announces the appointment of Don Honeman as Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. Honeman joined the Clark community on August 3 after serving as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. At UMass Dartmouth, Honeman lead the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, Transfer Affairs, the University Enrollment Center, and the Academic Resources Center. Previously, he served as Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Planning at the University of Vermont. During his 16-year tenure at UVM, he led the university’s undergraduate admissions, financial aid and scholarship programs during periods of unprecedented growth in applications, enrollments and student academic quality. Before joining UVM, Honeman served as director of financial aid at campuses of the University of Maine and the Massachusetts State College systems.
"I am thrilled that such a highly regarded leader in the field of admissions has joined our senior team. Don Honeman is perfectly suited to be the Dean at Clark.” ~ Clark University President John Bassett
At the University of Vermont, Honeman led the implementation of a comprehensive early college-planning program for students from urban high schools. Piloted at Christopher Columbus High School in the Bronx, the program served as the leading edge of an effort that resulted in the doubling of enrollment of students from under-represented populations at UVM.
Honeman is a Trustee of the College Board, elected in 2005, and previously served as chair of the College Board’s regional Financial Aid Division Advisory Committee and as representative to the New England Regional Council of the College Board. Additionally, he has served on the national College Scholarship Service Committee on Standards of Ability to Pay, the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation Advisory Commission and as chair of the Massachusetts State College Financial Aid Officers Group.
"Those of us who work in college admissions have focused our careers on helping young people and their families identify educational opportunities that will allow them to contribute to their local and global communities while leading meaningful personal lives,” Honeman says. “Clark offers those opportunities in a way that is especially compelling to me. Having spent many of my formative years overseas, having been the beneficiary of an extraordinary liberal arts undergraduate education and having had the professional opportunity to help change students’ lives, the signature elements of a Clark education are a perfect match for my own passions.”
A graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia, Honeman earned his master’s degree in higher education administration from George Washington University. Honeman and his wife reside in Providence, R.I. They have two children.