Manuel Carballo

  • Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid


BA, economics, Swarthmore College
MA, international education policy, Harvard University 


Manuel Carballo joined Oberlin College as the vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid in 2017. A strong advocate for the value of liberal arts education with significant experience in multicultural and international recruitment, Manuel joined the college after 12 years at Middlebury College, where he most recently served as director of admissions. He has also served in the Swarthmore College Admissions Office and as head of Upper School for independent schools in Texas and Costa Rica.

Manuel earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at Swarthmore College, where he began his admissions career, and a master’s degree in international education policy from Harvard University.