Doers and Dreamers

The W.P. Carey lecture series brings students face-to-face with prominent college admissions officers from around the country.

The W.P. Carey ’48 College Admission Lecture Series occurs every year as part of Family Weekend. This lecture series, endowed by William Polk Carey '48, brings a representative from a prestigious college or university admissions office to address students, parents and faculty about the college admissions process. Offering the latest perspectives on the process, these lectures have proven to be a valuable tool for Pomfret students during their college search.


Christopher Gruber, 2020 Carey speaker

Vice President of Enrollment & Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Davidson College

As vice president and dean of admission and financial aid at Davidson College, Chris Gruber works alongside 30 colleagues on the recruitment, selection and enrollment of each new class. A Philadelphia native, Chris says he was raised with a strong work ethic, crediting his parents and schooling, where he had the chance “to learn, to lead, to serve and enjoy my experience.” After earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Richmond, he quickly found a calling in college admissions at his alma mater and later at Davidson.