December 01, 2010
Rev. Donald J. Harrington, C.M., President of St. John’s
announced today that James P. Pellow, Ed.D. will be leaving the
University to accept a new position as President and CEO of the Council on International Educational
Exchange (CIEE), effective on June 1, 2011. The Board of
Directors of CIEE simultaneously announced the selection of Dr.
Pellow today to succeed Dr. Stevan K. Trooboff upon his retirement.
He will become 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. He has most recently served as
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, serving as
second-in-command as a vital senior leader at the University since
know that our entire University community joins with me in
expressing deep appreciation to Jim for all that he has been – and
done for us – at St. John’s,” said Rev. Donald J. Harrington, C.M.,
President of St. John’s University. “Our University is stronger and
better because of his countless contributions to it. We wish Jim
many years of continued success in his new position.”
Serving in a variety of senior administrative capacities while at
St John's, Dr. Pellow was instrumental in the development and
execution of the University's Strategic Plan. His strategic,
financial, and operational leadership has led to widespread success
in fulfilling the mission and achieving institutional goals. His
responsibilities include oversight of all of the institution’s
administrative functions, including Strategic Planning, Enrollment
Management, Business Affairs & Treasury, Facilities &
Construction, Marketing & Communications, Student Affairs,
General Counsel, Human Resources, Information Technology, Public
Safety, Athletics, and International Programs.
“St. John’s is a special University with a very special mission.
It’s been a privilege to work with so many committed professionals
and educators. We have all worked to advance the University’s
mission to provide high quality programs and shape graduates who
will possess the skills and values to make a difference wherever
they may live and in whatever profession they pursue,” said Dr.
And, as Dr. Pellow transitions to his new role at CIEE, he sees
similarities in his current and future job descriptions which will
allow him to continue to mold future leaders both nationally and
“CIEE has a strong position in the field of international
educational and student exchange 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 opportunity to join a successful team and
organization with such an honorable mission, glorious history and
true legacy of quality and accomplishment,” added Dr. Pellow.
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."
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, his wife Karyn and their family (two
sons in college and a daughter in high school), will be relocating
to Portland, Maine, the headquarters of CIEE, in 2011. He will
transition from his position at St. John's over the coming months
and will start at CIEE in June.
About the Council on International
Educational Exchange (CIEE)
Established in 1947, CIEE is a non-profit, non-governmental
organization, with the mission "to help people gain understanding,
acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally
interdependent and culturally diverse world." As a world leader in
student exchange services, CIEE helps nearly 40,000 high school and
university students as well as young professionals and educators to
develop their potential through participation in a wide variety of
exchange programs across the globe. CIEE staff are highly trained
and devoted to providing the outstanding level of service to our
global partners and program participants. Administering quality
exchange programs requires experience, reliability, and stability.
CIEE, with more than 60 years of experience, has played a key role
in setting - and often raising - the standards by which all
organizations in the field are measured.
Contacts: For more information about CIEE, and this transition, please
visit their website at www.ciee.org. Media requests for CIEE
representatives can be directed to Molly Donovan, Senior Vice
President and Chief Marketing Officer at CIEE, via e-mail at email@example.com.
More information about St. John’s University can be found at
www.stjohns.edu. Media requests for St. John’s representatives can
be directed to Dominic Scianna, Assistant Vice President for Media
Relations at St. John’s University, by calling (718) 990-6185 or
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