Jeff Kallay

Senior VP of Enrollment Consulting
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Jeff is a nationally respected authority on campus visit experiences and student recruitment. Over the course of his career, he has worked with more than 300 college and university campuses across the country to create compelling visit experiences — the kind of experiences that align with strategic enrollment goals while also forging strong connections with best-fit students and their families.

 

As Senior Vice President of Enrollment Consulting at Echo Delta, Jeff serves as an on-campus advisor and training facilitator, providing analysis, insights and generational research to help our clients showcase themselves with authenticity and transparency. Outside of his agency responsibilities, Jeff remains an active thought leader in the higher education space and regularly commands speaking engagements at workshops and conferences nationwide.

 

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Lee College – Bachelor of Science – 1986

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Enrollment Management
  • Campus Visits
  • The Experience Economy
  • Branding
  • Marketing
  • American Generations

AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Co-founder of Render Experiences (now RNL+Render), the leading firm for campus visit experiences
  • Featured on the cover of the Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Featured in the national section of the New York Times, University Business magazine, Inside Higher Ed and several other leading industry publications
  • Winner of Pine & Gilmore’s Experience Management Achievement (EMA) Award, 2006
10 Random Things
  • I was born in Pittsburgh, PA, to a blue-collar, immigrant family; I’m also a first-generation college graduate.
  • I’m a fan of the Steelers and college football.
  • I started college as a geography major and have a minor in religion.
  • Books that changed my life include: Green Eggs and Ham, The Unbearable Lightness of Being and The Experience Economy.
  • I’ve yet to meet a carb I don’t like.
  • My StrengthsFinders are: Activator, Achiever, Input, Maximizer and Learner.
  • I’m a SciFi fan (but not fantasy); Battlestar Galactica (reimagined) is at the top of my list.
  • I have lived in six states (PA>FL>TN>GA>WA>AL) but returned “home” to Florida in June 2021.
  • Sirius XM’s 1st Wave and Lithium channels get most of my play time.
  • I have a mid-century aesthetic and love to host cocktail parties with Frank Sinatra playing in the background while I play bartender at my kitchen island.