Saint Mary’s College has named Dana Strait vice president for strategy and finance. She most recently served as principal of corporate strategy and new product development at Education Advisory Board. Strait has a diverse background in higher education strategy and management — both academic and administrative.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Whitworth University and a PhD in Neuroscience from Northwestern University. At EAB, her research focused on affordability and enrollment trends at U.S. colleges and universities, including sustainable strategies for revenue growth. Strait has worked with hundreds of college campuses across the country, providing guidance and recommendations for advancing college access, financial sustainability, and student success.

A national expert on higher education trends and management, an accomplished neuroscientist, and an experienced corporate strategist, Strait will bring rich experience and knowledge to the College.