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Search Committee Announced for Senior Vice President for New Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience
Chancellor Kent Syverud and Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly today announced the members of a search committee to identify a senior vice president for the new Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience. The new division will better align the organizations with the University’s strategic goals.
The announcement comes after careful consideration of the important and related roles that the offices and functions within Enrollment Management and Student Affairs share to create a highly distinctive student experience at Syracuse University.
The search committee will identify a dynamic, strategic leader to oversee a combined unit with Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. The successful candidate will report to the Chancellor and lead the offices and functions within the Enrollment Management and Student Affairs organizations to ensure an integrated engagement strategy for the student experience at Syracuse University.
“By combining these two areas, we seek to ensure that there is a seamless, high-quality experience for our students from the first introduction to Syracuse University through Commencement,” says Chancellor Syverud. “I am appointing a search committee to conduct an expedited, recruitment-focused search over the next couple of months with the assistance of the national search firm Witt Kieffer.”
The committee includes students, faculty, staff and Board of Trustees representatives.
The search committee members are:
- Michele Wheatly, vice chancellor and provost (chair)
- Colleen Bench, associate vice president for student affairs
- Eric Evangelista ’17, Student Association president
- Maurice Harris, dean of admissions
- Judith C. Mower, University Trustee and Chair of Student Affairs Committee
- Amanda Nicholson, associate dean of undergraduate programs, Whitman School
“In sharing this new direction with the leadership of the Enrollment Management and Student Affairs units, I was very pleased with the enthusiasm they expressed over the opportunity this merger presents for providing for greater synergies and partnerships to serve our students,” says Wheatly.
During the search period, each of these units will continue to operate under current leadership.