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Finalists selected for enrollment management position

Three finalists have been selected to interview for the position of associate vice president for enrollment management at New Mexico State University, said Rebecca Dukes, vice president for university advancement.

e Susan McKinnon, associate vice president for student affairs, enrollment management, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who is scheduled to visit the campus Wednesday, April 24; Paul Jones, dean of enrollment management at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colo., who will visit Wednesday, May 1; and Bonnie J. Scranton, registrar at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, who will visit Thursday, May 2.

The finalists were selected from a national pool of applicants by a search committee chaired by Dukes.

Each candidate's interview schedule includes an open forum with faculty and staff and one with students.

McKinnon has been at UAB since 1998, responsible for collaborative efforts in recruitment, enrollment, student development and retention. She previously was executive director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She has a master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts.

McKinnon will meet with faculty and staff at 11:15 a.m. April 24 in the New Mexico Room of Corbett Center Student Union and with students at 2:15 p.m. in Corbett Center Room 218.

Jones has been dean of enrollment management at Mesa State since 1997 and previously was director of admission and advising and orientation. He was director of multicultural student affairs at Utah State University from 1992 to 1994. He has a master's degree in history from Utah State and is a candidate for a Ph.D. in educational leadership at Colorado State University.

Jones will meet with students at 10:15 a.m. May 1 in Corbett Center's New Mexico Room and with faculty and staff at 3:45 p.m. in Corbett Center Room 315.

Scranton has been registrar at Antioch College since June 2001 and previously was associate vice president for enrollment management and registrar at Wayne State College in Nebraska. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in education at New Mexico State University and did doctoral course work at Kansas State University.

From 1982 to 1987, she was coordinator of advisement services and retention for New Mexico State University's College of Business Administration and Economics.

Scranton will meet with faculty and staff at 3:30 p.m. May 2 in Corbett Center Room 315 and with students at 4 p.m. in the same room.

The associate vice president for enrollment management, a new position, will report to the vice president for student services/dean of students and will be charged with developing and leading a campuswide, team-based approach to aggressive student recruitment and retention of undergraduate and graduate students, Dukes said.

The associate vice president will oversee undergraduate admissions, financial aid, the registrar's office and new student orientation and will work closely with other student services, with communications and marketing, with the undergraduate colleges and the Graduate School, she added.

Karl Hill
April 16, 2002