August 10, 2007

Valle appointed to enrollment management post

by Andrea Hahn


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CARBONDALE, Ill. — Victoria Valle is the new assistant vice chancellor of enrollment management at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, effective Sept. 1.

Valle, most recently vice president of enrollment management and student affairs at the San Francisco Art Institute, was one of four finalists to interview with various officials, faculty and staff this summer. The appointment is subject to ratification by the SIU Board of Trustees at its meeting on Sept. 20.

Valle worked for SIU before, but at the Edwardsville campus, where she was coordinator for school and university relations. She worked for SIUE from 1974 until 1983, when she went to Mundelein College in Chicago as the director of admissions. She has also served as director of minority admissions and community affairs at Pennsylvania State University, director of student outreach and recruitment at the University of California-San Diego and as director of admissions and orientation services at Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga.

More recently, Valle was director of undergraduate admission at Loyola University-Chicago, then, from 2000 to 2003, dean of admissions and financial aid at Elmhurst College in Illinois. From 2003 to 2005, she was associate vice president of student affairs-enrollment management at California State University Sacramento.

Valle earned a master's 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. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Missouri in St. Louis, which is also where she began her administrative career in 1972 as an admissions adviser. Valle has lectured on affirmative action, ethical issues in admissions and recruiting and recruiting technology.

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.