June 05, 2007

Enrollment management candidate visits June 7-8

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Don Kajcienski, the second of four candidates vying for the position of assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will visit campus for two days beginning Thursday, June 7.

Kajcienski, like the other candidates, will make a presentation during an open forum on the topic, "Elements of a Successful Enrollment Management Program." This presentation is set for 2-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, at the Browne Auditorium in the Parkinson Laboratory building.

Kajcienski will also meet with the interim assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management, other University administration officials, directors and staff of the offices of financial aid, records and registration, undergraduate admissions and new student programs, and academic and enrollment advisers.

The basic goals for enrollment management are attracting and retaining students. The assistant vice chancellor position reports to the provost/vice chancellor and oversees the directors of new student programs, undergraduate admissions, financial aid and records and registration.

Kajcienski was vice president of marketing and enrollment services for Cleary University in Ann Arbor, Mich., before heading to the University of Nevada in Las Vegas to earn a doctoral degree in education. He held a similar position at California State University in San Bernardino, and was director of admissions for Eastern Michigan University and Mercy College of Detroit in Michigan. He also has experience in the private sector, including several years running Don Kajcienski and Associates, an enrollment management consulting company for higher education.

He holds a Master of Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Detroit.

Candidate Leon "Dean" Fisher, associate vice president for enrollment management at Rose State College in Midwest City, Okla., will be on campus June 11-12 and Victoria Valle, who served as vice president of enrollment management and student affairs at the San Francisco Art Institute, will be on campus June 13-14. Candidate Steven Klein, vice president of enrollment and marketing for the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, was on campus May 29-30.