April 23, 2018

Enrollment Management Leader to Join SIU Carbondale

Jennifer DeHaemersCARBONDALE, Ill. — Jennifer DeHaemers, former associate vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, will join Southern Illinois University Carbondale as associate chancellor for enrollment management on May 14, 2018.

National search led to hiring of ‘data-driven, student-centered enrollment management leader’

Her appointment, announced by SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno, follows a national search. It fills a role that had been vacant since 2014 and had not been filled on a full-time basis since 2011.

Montemagno said DeHaemers will lead the development of a comprehensive, multi-year recruitment plan and oversee the offices of admissions, financial aid, bursar and registrar.

“Jennifer is a data-driven, student-centered enrollment management leader who understands the challenges we face at SIU,” Montemagno said. “She brings a collaborative approach and experience developing and implementing a strategic enrollment plan. I’m confident that she will help us move in the right direction.”

Background in student recruitment

DeHaemers was associate vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management at UMKC from 2011 to 2017 and served as assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management from 2007 to 2011.

As associate vice chancellor, she oversaw university-wide enrollment planning and the development of a strategic enrollment plan. She also collaborated with academic units and other departments to carry out the university’s recruitment strategy. The university’s enrollment grew from 15, 492 in fall 2011 to 16,383 in fall 2017.

She has also served as UMKC’s director of admissions and international student affairs and as associate director, interim director and director of admissions. She joined UMKC in 1997 after serving for eight years recruiting students for Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City.

DeHaemers drawn to SIU’s mission, vision

DeHaemers holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Central Missouri and a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

“SIU Carbondale provides a great opportunity to have an impact at an institution that recruits and serves a diverse student body,” DeHaemers said. “I was attracted to its mission, the chancellor’s vision for the future, and the openness and commitment of everyone I met. I know there’s much work to do, and I’m eager to get started.”