Gillen has significant higher education leadership, marketing, admissions and research/assessment experience. His portfolio includes non-profit management, corporate communications and planning, and leading cross-functional teams. He has teaching experience in the Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University. With a career focused on organizational improvement, Gillen’s expertise comprises regional and military accreditation. A graduate of John Carroll University, Gillen earned an M.B.A. from Hofstra University, and is currently a doctoral candidate in organizational leadership at Northeastern University. He joined the college’s senior leadership team in 2014.