to enhance enrollment strategy
has appointed a dean of enrollment to lead a campus-wide strategy that
closely links student retention with cultivation of future students,
announced Executive Vice President David F. McFadden.
Stuart D. Jones of North Manchester, director of the highly successful
Center and executive director of a new
campus Success Center, now is dean of enrollment. “We
had planned a national search for this dean, but we recognized that
Stuart has the leadership ability and the skills in student outreach to
make him an ideal candidate for this role,” said McFadden.
The position emphasizes the College’s conviction that recruiting is
broad-based effort involving many constituencies, not solely the
responsibility of the admissions staff. Jones said he will begin
immediately to build referral and recruiting programs that engage key
alumni, faculty and staff, and current students.
Joining the College in July 2002, Jones has served on key campus
operating, planning and program committees. The new Success Center collaborates student support
ranging from counseling to The Writing Center and study skills to
underwrite retention and success. Jones also works with student programs
ranging from volunteerism, food services and residential life to game broadcasting.
He is former director of Conference Services.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University,
a master’s from Christian Theological Seminary and is pursuing a
doctorate in education from
University. He previously
managed the Purdue University career center and was development and
alumni relations director for Purdue’s School of Civil Engineering.
with 1,056 students from 27 states and 26 countries, offers a liberal
arts education in more than 55 areas of study. For more about the
college, visit www.manchester.edu