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Recruitment, retention VP search underway

12-member committee to lead new leadership role search

Contact: ​Jeff Johnston

​President Bob Davies announced the formation of a search committee for Central Michigan University's first vice president of student recruitment and retention.

The newly created position will be responsible for the functions involved in major aspects of student recruitment and retention, including Admissions, Scholarships and Financial Aid, the Registrar's Office, the Office of Student Success and the Career Development Center.

Davies has identified student recruitment and retention as top priorities for CMU amid enrollment challenges affecting higher education nationwide.

The new vice presidency is one of two Davies created to replace the position of vice president of enrollment and student services. The other new position is vice president of student affairs.

The new positions are part of organizational changes Davies announced in August to meet strategic objectives of enrollment, branding and marketing.

"As the university addresses enrollment, it also must adopt practices to better serve current and incoming freshman, transfer, nontraditional and international students," Davies said.

Tony Voisin, interim vice president for enrollment and student services, is chair of the search committee. Other committee members are:

  • Ernie Bedford, manager, Michigan Programs/Enrollment and Student Services.
  • Ray Christie, senior vice provost, Academic Administration.
  • Jonathan Glenn, assistant director, Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute.
  • Traci Guinn, executive director, Multicultural Academic Student Services.
  • Jake Hendricks, president, Student Government Association.
  • Shaun Holtgreive, interim associate vice president, Student Affairs.
  • Anne Hornak, faculty, educational leadership.
  • Christopher Moberg, dean, College of Business Administration.
  • Heather Smith, interim associate vice president, University Communications.
  • Cali Clark, director, Human Resources.
  • Kyle Pybus-Jerome, ceremonies and events coordinator, President's Office.

Search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates will assist the committee.

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