Charles J. Fey, Ed.D.
Charles J. Fey retired on July 1, 2017, after a career spanning 44 years in various administrative capacities in higher education. Since his retirement, he served several institutions as a consultant on student success and as an interim Vice President for Student Affairs for one year at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Fey’s strong record of accomplishments as an executive administrator in five institutions and his management experiences in four more demonstrates his deep understanding of emerging issues and trends that particularly affect today’s campuses. Fey served in several small and rural institutions as well as well as seven metropolitan universities. He is viewed as a leader and prominent voice in his profession for promoting and fostering student success. He has received his profession’s highest honors from both ACPA and NASPA. Dr. Fey has led the enrollment management efforts at two institutions spanning 9 years. He has provided the leadership that produced nine straight years of record enrollment growth at those institutions: totaling 18% over four years at the University of Akron; and at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, an enrollment growth of over 14% in five years. He has overseen the offices of Student Financial Aid; Registrar; Student Advisement; International Students; Transfer Center; and Bursar's offices. Prior to NJIT Fey was Vice President for Student Engagement and Success at the University of Akron; Vice President for Student Affairs at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC); Dean of Students at the University of Texas at El Paso; Vice President and Dean of Student Life at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio; Dean of Students at St. Mary’s University also in San Antonio, TX; Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Keene State College; Director of Housing/Resident Life at Catholic University of America and as Associate Dean of Students at Newbury College. Fey earned a BA in Liberal Arts and his Master of Education in Counselor Education and College Student personnel Services, both from The Pennsylvania State University. He holds a Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education Administration from Texas A&M University.