David M. Carroll

Director of Recruitment, MBA for Professionals

David, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has recruited undergraduate and graduate students across the United States.  With over ten years of higher education admission experience, David has a passion for educational outreach and diversity recruitment. "Having the opportunity to assist someone through the college search process, not to mention a major milestone and decision in someone's life, is an amazing privilege." He enjoys working with students from many backgrounds in helping them to achieve their education goals. David has developed recruitment plans and organizational partnerships targeting desired student populations with much success. He enjoys connecting prospective students to alumni and current students to share their experiences at Willamette while creating lifelong relationships.  

Since joining the Willamette MBA community in November of 2013, David has seen the Willamette MBA for Professionals program grow in both size and accolades.  "Our students, faculty and personal connection are what differentiates us from other schools.  Students come to our program because they want to grow as community members in both their professional and personal lives. They want to be taught by world class faculty and they want those personal connections with each other and Willamette. We're true to our mission and values, our students and faculty are amazing and our graduates are seeing a return on their investment in themselves.  We are recognized as one of Oregon's top MBA programs for a reason and it makes my job that much more rewarding." 

In his personal life, David is an avid softball player (traveling across North America to play in tournaments) and runner. He enjoys the outdoors, volunteering his time with a number of local organizations and supporting his Pittsburgh sports teams. He is also eating and drinking his way through the northwest at quite an impressive pace.  

If you're interested in contacting David, feel free to reach out or connect via his LinkedIn Profile.


  • M.B.A., Carlow University
  • B.A., Washington & Jefferson College

Current Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Emerging Professionals of Portland, Board Chair
  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Portland, Board, Marketing Chair
  • American Cancer Society Associate Board Co-Chair
  • Leadership Portland Alumni
  • Leadership Portland Education Day Alumni Coordinator
  • whYPartner Co-Founder
  • Oregon Association of Veteran School Certifying Officials
  • Rose City Softball Association - World Series 2017 Sponsorship Chair
  • Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity
  • Delts Northwest Alumni Association