The Heritage Hall Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Aaron Fetrow as president of Heritage Hall, effective July 1, 2021. Fetrow succeeds President Guy Bramble, who will retire June 30, 2021, after leading the Heritage Hall community for 33 years.
Fetrow comes to Heritage Hall from Roanoke College (Salem, VA) where he has served as Vice-president for Resource Development, Vice-president for Student Affairs, and Dean of Students. He holds a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee College of Law (Knoxville, TN), a Master of Arts in history from Truman State University (Kirksville, MO), and a Bachelor of Science in history from Manchester University (North Manchester, IN).
Fetrow’s selection follows a comprehensive national search led by the highly regarded independent school consultant, The Education Group (TEG). A leading candidate throughout the search process, Fetrow garnered the enthusiastic recommendation of the School’s presidential search committee and was unanimously supported by the Board.
Search Committee co-chairs John Kennedy and Janet McLain noted that the 18-member committee (consisting of past and current trustees, teachers, senior administrative staff, and alumni) was impressed with Fetrow’s leadership style, co-curricular innovation, and student-centered approach to learning.
In accepting the appointment, Fetrow said, “I was initially drawn to this opportunity because everything I read and learned about Heritage Hall mirrored my commitment to fostering community, cultivating excellence inside and outside the classroom, diversity, and the pressing need to instill integrity in future generations. I look forward to meeting all of the Heritage Hall community, building relationships, and leading Heritage Hall in the years ahead,” Fetrow concluded.
Upon Fetrow’s acceptance, Board President Hilary Allen commented, “ We are confident that President-elect Fetrow is the visionary and gifted leader who will build upon President Bramble’s exemplary legacy.”
Joining Fetrow in his transition to Oklahoma City and Heritage Hall will be his wife, Jodi, and two sons, Jadon and Zach. Jadon currently attends the University of the South (Sewanee, TN). Zach will begin his junior year at Heritage Hall in 2021-22.
“Jodi and I are ready to move west right now and join this thriving and welcoming community. Zach shares our feelings and cannot wait to become a Charger, while Jadon is excited to experience his first visit in the coming months,” Fetrow stated.
Information regarding opportunities to welcome the Fetrows to Oklahoma City and Heritage Hall and to honor the many contributions of the Bramble family will be posted to the School’s website (heritagehall.com) throughout the coming months.