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Dave Buckwald

Vice President of Enrollment Management and College Counseling

Dave first joined Avenues in 2018, bringing 15 years of experience in highly selective college admissions. He served as director of admissions and enrollment management for Avenues New York before transitioning to his global role in 2021. Prior to joining Avenues, Dave served as one of the directors in the undergraduate admission office at Columbia University, overseeing international admissions and strategic initiatives. In his more than 10 years at Columbia, he also led engineering recruitment, revived a joint undergrad program between Columbia and The Juilliard School, and traveled extensively for the university, often as a keynote speaker and panelist at top high schools across the nation and world. Previously, Dave was the director of admissions at Bates College, where he helped to bring in one of the most selective and diverse incoming classes in the college’s history.

He began his admissions career at his alma mater, Fordham University in Bronx, NY. Dave also has a Master’s from Teachers College, Columbia University.