Transitions in Regis Admissions and the REACH Program

With Mr. Eric DiMichele deciding to transition into a new position at Regis, Mr. Doug Eickman ’05 will take on a new role as Director of Admissions & Enrollment.

Mr. Eric DiMichele first joined the Regis faculty in 1982 and has served as the school’s Director of Admissions since 1993. In addition to his legendary work ethic and profound commitment to the Regis mission, Mr. DiMichele has brought vision, wisdom, distinct humor, and heart to this work, shaping the Regis student body and serving as an ambassador to the greater community beyond 84th Street.

As he approaches his 42nd year of service at Regis, Mr. DiMichele has decided to transition to a new position as Director of Community Engagement at the end of the academic year. In this new role, he will engage and collaborate with alumni, parents, alumni parents, and various cultural and educational institutions to identify and create opportunities for partnerships, special events, and experiential learning that will benefit Regis students and the broader Regis community. He will remain the coach of the Hearn Speech and Debate Society, the powerhouse program he has guided to national success since 1983. He also will continue to teach seniors and freshmen. 

“Eric DiMichele is one of the most influential leaders in the history of Regis High School,” Regis President Rev. Christopher J. Devron, SJ, said. “The Regis community is grateful for his unrivaled dedication and contributions to the school, and we are blessed that Eric will continue to serve us in these valuable roles.”

As Mr. DiMichele steps away from his admissions work, Director of the REACH Program Mr. Doug Eickman ’05 will take on a new role as Director of Admissions & Enrollment at Regis. In this new position, he will lead the recruitment and admissions processes for both Regis and REACH. Mr. Eickman already has overseen REACH Admissions for the past four years, and he also is expertly familiar with the challenges and complexities of high school admissions through his work preparing REACH students to gain scholarships to Regis and other Catholic high schools. Prior to his current role, Mr. Eickman served as REACH Dean of Mathematics and a member of the Regis Mathematics Department.  

“Doug Eickman is a brilliant administrator who brings a commitment to academic excellence, educational access, and Jesuit values to this critical new position,” Fr. Devron said. “Doug possesses a unique understanding of the academic programs and admissions processes of both Regis and REACH, and he has a proven track record of tackling complex challenges with data-driven analysis, relentless effort, and an engaging personality.” Eric DiMichele shared that “as his former debate coach and keen observer of his extraordinary range of contributions to Regis over the years, including close collaboration between admissions and REACH, I am thrilled that Doug has accepted this new position.”

As Mr. Eickman prepares to transition into this new role, Regis has launched a search for a new Director of the REACH Program. The job description for this important role is available at

Mr. DiMichele and Mr. Eickman will transition into their new positions at the end of the academic year.

Posted: 2/14/23