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Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU), the flagship campus of the Southern Illinois University System, invites applications and nominations for the position of associate chancellor for enrollment management.
A nationally ranked public research university and regional economic catalyst, SIU creates and exchanges knowledge to shape future leaders, improve communities, and transform lives. With over 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the University’s six colleges and three professional schools offer more than 200 undergraduate majors, minors, and specializations; three associate degrees; and graduate and professional education featuring 69 master’s degrees and 35 doctoral, medical, and law degree programs. Since its founding, the University has awarded nearly 300,000 degrees and has about 250,000 alumni throughout the world.
Diversity is an integral part of SIU's legacy, and the University is committed to providing a welcoming environment and the highest possible quality of education that will prepare all its students to become productive citizens in a multicultural world. SIU is known for its support of students with disabilities, military veterans, and those who are the first in their families to attend college. SIU has earned national recognition from Strive for College for excellence in service to traditionally underserved students. The University, home of the First Saluki Center serving first-generation students, was named a Strive College Partner for 2020, the inaugural year of the program.
Both recruitment and retention of students are driving forces behind the campus community's strategic decisions and actions. In fall 2020, enrollment of first-time college students at SIU increased by 31.2%. As such, the associate chancellor for enrollment management is a highly significant and influential role for SIU with the strong ability to build upon the institutional momentum in enrollment, making a tremendous impact on a venerable, nationally recognized institution with a storied history and compelling, contemporary mission.
Reporting to newly appointed Chancellor Austin A. Lane, the associate chancellor for enrollment management serves as the University's chief enrollment officer and provides strategic leadership and direction in all facets for planning and meeting the enrollment goals of the University. The associate chancellor manages the offices of Financial Aid, the Registrar, and Undergraduate Admissions while also providing support for graduate admissions and the Center for International Education and Extended Campus. In collaboration with University leadership, the associate chancellor will develop a comprehensive strategic enrollment management plan that anticipates and responds to changes in the marketplace and embraces the best use of data and technology.
The ideal candidate will have sustained, effective, and significant higher education leadership experience in enrollment as well as the professional skill and experience to manage these efforts in a matrix organization. The new associate chancellor will be ambitious, driven, and results oriented with a proven commitment to advancing student diversity and expanding access to education. They will bring a record of success achieving enrollment goals with quantifiable results; opening new regional, national, and international markets; and leveraging financial aid to maximize outcomes. A data-informed approach, marketing prowess, and strong problem-solving skills will be essential for the role.
Additional information about SIU can be found at https://siu.edu/.
WittKieffer is assisting Southern Illinois University in this search. All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited.
Applications should include, as two separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile, which can be found here. Professional references are not requested at this time.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.
Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:
Amy Crutchfield, Shelley Arakawa, J.D., and Christine Pendleton
SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.