June 12, 2007

Enrollment management candidate to visit campus

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Victoria Valle, the last of four candidates contending for the position of assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will be on campus for two days beginning Wednesday, June 13.

Valle, 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 3-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, at the Browne Auditorium in the Parkinson Laboratory building.

Valle 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.

Valle served as vice president of enrollment management and student affairs at the San Francisco Art Institute from 2005 to 2006 and as associate vice president for student affairs-enrollment management at California State University Sacramento from 2003 to 2005. She was dean of admissions and financial aid at Elmhurst College, director of undergraduate admission at Loyola University-Chicago, and director of admission and orientation services at Spelman College.

She also served as director of student outreach and recruitment at the University of California-San Diego, and director of minority admissions and community affairs at Pennsylvania State University. She began her career as an admissions adviser at the University of Missouri in 1972. She has worked at Southern Illinois University before, but at the Edwardsville campus as coordinator for school and university relations, a position she held from 1974 to 1983.

Valle earned a master of arts degree in management from Webster University in St. Louis, and she held a CORO Fellowship in Urban Affairs at the Midwestern Training Center in St. Louis. Her bachelor of arts degree in English is from the University of Missouri in St. Louis. She has lectured on affirmative action, ethical issues in admissions and recruiting and recruiting technology.

The other candidates who visited campus are Steven Klein, vice president of enrollment and marketing for the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell; Don Kajcienski, who was vice president of marketing and enrollment services for Cleary University in Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Leon "Dean" Fisher, associate vice president for enrollment management at Rose State College in Midwest City, Okla.

Valle's visit concludes the on-campus interviews for the four candidates for the assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management position.

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Thomas Calhoun chaired the 14-person search committee.