June 17, 2008

Admissions director candidate to visit campus

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Courtney A. Kohn, the second of three candidates for the open Director of Undergraduates Admissions position at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, comes to campus Wednesday, June 18.

Kohn’s schedule includes an open session from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. at the Undergraduate Admissions’ Video Room in Woody Hall. This session is for all members of the University and surrounding communities to meet the director candidate.

Kohn will also meet with Victoria Valle, assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management, with the search committee and with the undergraduate admissions staff.

Kohn presently serves as dean of admissions for seven campuses of the Chicago-based Robert Morris College Graduate School of Management, a position she began in November 2007. Prior to that, she held other positions related to enrollment at Robert Morris College, including dean of admissions for adult and continuing studies, director of undergraduate admissions for the Chicago campus, director of admissions-college relations and associate registrar in the student information office. She began at Robert Morris College in March 2000. Kohn also worked at the University of Illinois, where she was a recruitment and admissions counselor.

Kohn is a SIUC alumna, earning both her bachelor and master of science degrees here in 1996 and 1998 respectively. While she was here as a student, she worked as a graduate assistant, a student worker supervisor and an admissions and records officer level one. She was also a data entry operator level two.

Kohn’s current position sees her involved with every step of the enrollment process, she said, including working with open houses, college fairs and initial student inquiries. In the past several positions she held at RMC, she increased enrollment and surpassed budget goals within her department. Kohn is a Northeast District Chair for the Illinois Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

A third candidate, Rance Larsen, will be on campus June 24. Patsy Reynolds, another candidate, was here on June 16. The Director of Undergraduate Admissions position at SIUC is part of the enrollment management team.