Rohan Arjun Joins Friends Select as Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
Friends Select School is delighted to welcome Rohan M. Arjun as the director of enrollment management and financial aid. Rohan is deeply familiar with the merits of independent school education, especially Quaker schools. He joins Friends Select from George School, where he served as co-director of admission for the last four years. He is also a George School alumnus.
“I credit my Quaker education with making me the man, educator, and leader that I am today. The Quaker values that I learned at George School provided me with the skills, tools, experiences, and interactions that prepared me to truly live a full life: academically, personally and professionally,” Rohan said. “The mission of Friends Select aligns so closely with my own resolve to help students to build character, constantly seek truth, and develop a commitment to service, while becoming life-long learners and global citizens. Joining the Friends Select community in a leadership capacity will allow me to have a direct impact on students’ success—academic, personal and professional.”
Prior to his career at George School, Rohan worked at St. Mark’s School in Southborough, Massachusetts, where he served as the interim director of financial aid, associate director of admission, and interim director of community and equity affairs. He was also a teaching fellow at The Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut. In addition, Rohan has demonstrated a longstanding commitment toward facilitating greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in independent schools. Since 2005, he has held the role of facilitator and since 2014, chair of the search committee for the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference. He has also delivered numerous presentations on the topics of “Diversity Practitioners and the Admission Office,” “Recruitment and Retention of a Diverse Faculty and Staff,” and “Bringing a DEI Lens to Institutional and Individual Goal Setting.”
“I consider myself an enrollment professional, who is a diversity practitioner,” Rohan said. “Over the years, I have made a conscious effort to view my work in admission and financial aid through a DEI lens, paying particular attention to creating access, while taking each applicant’s full identity into consideration when assessing the match for the student, their family and the school. I am excited to bring this approach and philosophy with me to Friends Select.”
Rohan holds a Master’s degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from Temple University. He resides in Bucks County. Rohan is an extrovert to the extreme, so in his spare time, he enjoys anything that involves good people, delicious food, and positive energy.