Callahan comes to Lakeland from Holy Family College in Manitowoc where he served as the institution's president. He was instrumental in reversing long-term declines in freshmen enrollments and improving the financial position of that institution prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Callahan received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Northcentral University and both his Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management and Master of Science in Business Administration from Thomas College in Waterville, Maine, where he also taught, served in various administrative and admissions roles and coached women's basketball.
He has served as an enrollment manager and senior level administrator at Mount Mercy University, Urbana University and Keuka College. Callahan and his family reside in Mishicot, Wis.