Deren Finks

Dean of College Counselling
Cranbrook Schools

Deren Finks, a well-established and respected figure in higher education, serves in many executive leadership positions in the college admission arena. Prior to his current position as Dean of College Counselling at the Cranbrook Schools in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, he served as Vice President, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Harvey Mudd College, one of the prestigious Claremont Colleges in Claremont, California. He earned the lifelong titles of Honorary Association for College Admission Counselling named an annual award given in his honour.

Currently, Mr. Finks also serves as a member of the National Association for College Admissions Counselling, Michigan Association for College Admission Counselling, National College Scholarship Service Committee of the College Board, Dean of the College Board Summer Admissions Institute which trains new Deans of Admission from prestigious colleges throughout the United States and holds many other honours and recognitions.