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Finalist for enrollment management position withdraws

One of three finalists selected to interview for the position of associate vice president for enrollment management at New Mexico State University has withdrawn his candidacy.


aining two finalists are 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, and Bonnie J. Scranton, registrar at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, who will visit Thursday, May 2.

Paul Jones, dean of enrollment management at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colo., has withdrawn his application. A decision is pending on whether to select another finalist to interview for the position. The finalists were chosen from a national pool of applicants by a search committee chaired by Vice President for University Advancement Rebecca 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.

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 17, 2002