Mark Sklarow, IECA’s Chief Executive Officer
Mark joined IECA as its first full-time director in 1994 and is now its chief executive officer. Previously, Mark led several educational organizations promoting student leadership, and served as a teacher and dean of students at an independent day school in Philadelphia.
Mark represents and promotes IECA worldwide through the media and at numerous events and organizations. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Character Collaborative (promoting the importance of non-cognitive skills in admission and college success), the North American Boarding Initiative, and the advisory board of the University of California–Irvine Independent Educational Consulting certificate program.
Under Mark’s leadership, membership in the Association has grown by 450% while maintaining standards that lead the profession. The Association’s staff has grown from 2 to 11, with an expanding portfolio of programs and services. Today, IECA is widely recognized as the leading organization representing the independent educational consulting profession. Mark regularly presents on admission and consulting issues across the United States and leads workshops and seminars to train those newer to the profession.
Mark has been quoted in many national publications, including these recent articles:
- ASAE’s Associations Now interviewed Mark Sklarow, IECA CEO, and featured IECA in the article “In Wake of Admissions Scandal, College Consultants Group Steps Up” on March 20.
- “Colleges Weigh Fate of Students With Tainted Applications” in Education Week on March 19.
- “Getting Your Kid Into College: Where to Draw the Line When Offering Help” on CBNBC on March 27.
- “Stanford Kicks Out Student as Fallout From College Admissions Scandal Grows” on April 8 in the LA Times.
- “College Admission Scam: Actress Felicity Huffman to Admit Charges on April 4 in US News & World Report.
- “The Legal Way the Rich Get Their Kids Into Elite Colleges: Huge Donations For Years” in the Los Angeles Times on March 22.
- “USC Places Hold on Student Accounts of Those Linked to College Admissions Scandal” in the Los Angeles Times on March 22.
- An appearance on CNBC “The business of college advisors is booming. Here’s how to navigate the consulting process” on March 15.
- “Poll: Americans Split on College Admissions Fairness” Star Tribune on April 4.
- “What to Look for in When Hiring a College Consultant,” U.S. News and World Report on April 4.
- “How to Navigate the Murky World of College Admissions Counseling” in The Week on April 29.