Jay Bonham has worked in education his whole career. He began his tenure in college admissions at his alma mater, Hamilton College. While at Hamilton, he was responsible for the recruitment, selection and enrollment of all undergraduate students from the New England area along with students from Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia. Besides his recruitment responsibilities, he was also the athletic liaison and managed the schools transfer admission program. He held similar admission responsibilities at Kenyon College. Besides his work for Hamilton and Kenyon, he also read applications for Dartmouth College and Bucknell University. For Bucknell, he read applications for the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the Freeman College of Management. He has a Bachelors degree in government with a minor in history from Hamilton College and a Masters of Public Administration from Syracuse Universitys Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.