Jeff Brenzel

Dean of undergraduate admissions, Yale University

A 1975 graduate of Yale College, Jeff Brenzel has worked as a nonprofit executive, a private sector entrepreneur, a scholar and a university administrator.

From 1975 to 1989, he established a career in association management, working for the National Association of Securities Dealers, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. He then embarked on a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, while at the same time founding and developing InterLearn, Inc., an investor-backed venture that used new media and technologies to produce career education and liberal arts programs for adult learners.

Jeff returned to Yale in 1997 as the Executive Director of the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA), responsible for university alumni relations, event management, education programming and online services. In September of 2005, he was named the Dean of Undergraduate Admissions. In this capacity, Jeff is responsible for worldwide outreach to talented students, the selection process itself, and the development of university admissions policy and practices. He also holds an appointment as Lecturer in the Philosophy Department at Yale, and he teaches in the Directed Studies program.

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