As CEO of William Spelman Executive Search, Mr. Spelman brings over twenty-five years of experience in the field of student affairs to his role. Most notably, he served as director of Wilson Commons and then associate dean of students at the University of Rochester. Professionally, he has served as a Vice President for Regions and then for two terms as President of the Association of College Unions-International, and as a member of the Copyright Tribunal.
Mr. Spelman was involved with the development of the Council on the Advancement of Standards (CAS), has been a member of conference program committees and standing committees for many professional organizations. He is a regular presenter at regional and national meetings. He has consulted nationally on the design of over 25 college unions/student centers. Additionally he has served on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater and was a member of the Executive Committee of that Board. He was a founding partner of the Spelman & Johnson Group, a nationally recognized search and consulting firm.
Actively engaged in the community, he has been involved in leadership positions in a variety of AIDS related organizations and he currently is serving on the Board of Trustees of the Cobblestone School.
Mr. Spelman received his B.S. from Springfield College and his M.A. from the School of Education at New York University.