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Stephen Waldron, JD Managing Director, Higher Education at EFL Associates

Stephen Waldron, JD

Managing Director, Higher Education

EFL Associates

Experience

Steve Waldron has nearly 35 years of leadership, organizational structure, and strategic planning experience in Higher Education and the U.S. Marines. This rare combination of knowledge and deep personal and professional understanding gives him a unique perspective on talent, assembling winning teams and the requirements of high-achieving and driven professional organizations.

Steve’s military career was both distinguished and eclectic. Much of his early service was tied to tours as a criminal defense attorney, prosecutor and Special Assistant, U.S. Attorney where he litigated cases ranging from sexual assault and murder to espionage. Later in his career, he transitioned to command and staff roles including command of a unit supporting over 55,000 Marines. His wartime deployments include the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. Steve spent over 27 years with the United States Marine Corps before retiring as a colonel.

Steve always anticipated that following his career in the Marines he would teach Constitutional Law at a traditional university. As often happens, an unexpected opportunity arose to serve as an administrator at Grantham University in Lenexa, Kansas. Ultimately, Waldron was asked to lead Grantham where he had full P&L authority and at various times oversaw all operational and academic aspects of the school of 440 leaders, educators and support staff.

While at Grantham University, Steve became an expert in the intricacies of distance education and the unique needs of the adult learner. He focused on constantly improving the student experience and providing exemplary service to students and staff alike. He is committed to ensuring the highest degree of professionalism and support throughout the placement process.

Waldron is active in the community having served as a Cub Scout leader, military transition mentor and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Marine Corps Association.

Education
Juris Doctor, University of Detroit Mercy
Master of Arts, National Strategic Studies, Marine Corps University
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science Pre-Law, Michigan State University

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