CIEE Names New CEO
James P. Pellow is named: CEO and President of CIEE
December 1, 2010
The Board of Directors of CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange today announced the selection of James P. Pellow, Ed.D. to become Chief Executive Officer and President to succeed Dr. Stevan K. Trooboff upon his retirement. Dr. Pellow will be only the fourth CEO and President of CIEE in its more than 63 year history.
Dr. Pellow joins CIEE after almost 20 years at St. John's University in Queens, New York, where he has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 2000. Dr. Pellow served in a variety of executive capacities while at St John's. He was instrumental in the development and execution of the University's plan to increase its presence on the national stage of higher education including its transition from a commuter institution to a global residential university.
Dr. Pellow received his Ed.D. from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and his BBA and MBA from Niagara University. He has two sons in college and a daughter in high school. He and his wife Karyn will be relocating to Portland, Maine, the headquarters of CIEE, in 2011.
In making the announcement Robert Fallon, Chair of the CIEE Board of Directors, said, "We are delighted to welcome Jim Pellow to CIEE. We have been fortunate to have had the extraordinary leadership of Steve Trooboff for the past 17 years. Steve has elevated CIEE to new levels of excellence and positioned our organization for continued growth and relevance in an increasingly globalized world. Jim's proven leadership and experience in the field of higher education, as well as his considerable business acumen, will ensure that the momentum created under Steve Trooboff continues well into the future."
Steve Trooboff remarked, "It's been a pleasure to have worked with such a talented group of directors, management, and employees during my time at CIEE. Jim is a great choice to take the reins at CIEE. He understands higher education, has managed large scale budgets and global operations, and brings a world of experience to CIEE. His energy, knowledge, and skills can only enhance our strengths during the next chapter of the CIEE story."
"CIEE has a strong position in the field of international educational and student exchange. With programs in and out of the United States, working in more than 50 countries, and serving about 40,000 participants across a wide array of programming, CIEE offers a wonderful management challenge. I'm thrilled to join CIEE and look forward to the opportunities inherent in leading an organization with such an honorable mission, glorious history and true legacy of quality and success," Dr. Pellow commented.
Dr. Pellow will transition from his position at St. John's over the coming months and will start at CIEE in June 2011.