Dear Members of the University Community,
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Broghammer, Ph.D., as Kent State University’s new vice president for enrollment management, effective March 1. As a key member of the senior leadership team, he will provide overall executive leadership and management of the Division of Enrollment Management and lead a university-wide enrollment effort that centers around our students-first philosophy and is highly coordinated with, and responsive to, the needs of the colleges and campuses.
Sean joined Kent State in March 2020 as associate vice president for enrollment management, admissions after holding progressively responsible leadership roles in enrollment management and student affairs at the University of Northern Colorado. He became interim vice president for enrollment management on July 1, 2021, following the departure of Mary Parker, Ed.D. In his brief time at Kent State, he has led the development of the Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) plan and the Flashes Go Further Program, among other initiatives.
His appointment follows a national search chaired by Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., senior vice president and provost. Our thanks to the colleagues who served as members of the search committee for moving effectively through this critical time in landing the fall 2022 class. Thanks to all who participated in the search process, including those who took part in campus interviews and shared their feedback.
Please join me in congratulating Sean upon his selection to this critical role and thanking him for his continued commitment to Kent State.
February 15, 2022
Dear Members of the Kent State University Community,
I am pleased to announce our search committee has completed the initial phase of its national search, recommending two finalists for the position of vice president for enrollment management. These individuals were judged by the committee as well aligned with key opportunities and challenges for our next vice president.
Next week, the candidates will participate in campus visits, which will include a virtual public presentation and interviews with various university groups. In their public presentations, the candidates will discuss their successful enrollment management strategies and how they lead others to achieve them. Attendees will be invited to ask questions following the presentation.
I encourage you to attend the public presentations and to provide your input on the candidates through the survey links below. Our thanks to the search committee led by Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., senior vice president and provost, for getting us to this juncture in filling this important leadership position.
Candidate and Presentation Information
Rachel A. Beech, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management
California State University, San Bernardino
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022
Sean Broghammer, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management
Kent State University
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022
January 25, 2022
Subject: Search for Vice President for Enrollment Management
Members of the University Community:
I write to update you on our search for Kent State’s next vice president for enrollment management. The vice president serves as the senior officer providing overall executive leadership and management of the Division of Enrollment Management and leads a university-wide enrollment effort that is highly coordinated with, and responsive to, the needs of the colleges and campuses.
The search is chaired by Dr. Melody Tankersley, senior vice president and provost. Serving on the search committee are: Brenda Burke, associate vice president, enrollment management; Dr. Andrew Crawford, associate vice president, strategic enrollment management for regional campuses; Dr. Pamela Grimm, chair of Faculty Senate and professor of marketing and entrepreneurship; Dr. Lamar Hylton, senior vice president, student affairs; Ebone Jones, senior, College of the Arts; Darin Olson, assistant professor of music and director of athletics bands; Dr. Eboni Pringle, dean, University College; Jeannie Reifsnyder, senior associate vice president, finance and administration; Wayne Schneider, director, institutional research; and Todd Snider, assistant vice president, marketing strategy, university communications and marketing. The committee is charged with recruiting and screening top candidates and recommending finalists for campus interviews in late February.
I encourage you to learn more about the search on this page and and invite you to complete a community survey that will be helpful to the committee as it conducts its work. Your participation also will be appreciated in the public presentations during campus visits, which will be announced in February.
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