Lycoming College invites nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management. The position reports directly to the president. The next vice president will assume the position around July 1, 2014.
Lycoming College was founded in 1812 and today stands as a national liberal arts and sciences institution and one of the nation’s 50 oldest institutions. Throughout its 200 year history, Lycoming has remained a bastion of excellence in teaching and learning for lives of service, leadership, and achievement.
With 1,307 students, Lycoming’s enrollment has been relatively stable. 61% of its students come from Pennsylvania with another 30% from Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. First to second year retention is a strong 79.4%, and Lycoming boasts a five (5) year graduation rate of 63%. A member of the NCAA Division III Middle Atlantic Conference, 31% of Lycoming students are athletes.
Lycoming College is located in historic Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where the Bald Eagle Mountain range serves as a backdrop to the city and campus. Roughly a three-hour drive from Philadelphia, Williamsport is a bustling city of 35,000 and the county seat for a growing metropolitan area of more than 115,000.
The new vice president will join a strong and vibrant senior leadership team led by President Kent Trachte. Dr. Trachte became Lycoming’s 13th president on July 1, 2013, and is leading the institution in an inclusive process of defining its vision for the future. This future capitalizes on a period of distinctive institutional strength and an enviable fiscal position. Lycoming’s strengths and momentum as it envisions its future offer the next Vice President for Enrollment Management an exceptional leadership opportunity in an institution poised for even greater success.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years of experience in higher education enrollment management including experience at a private institution, a graduate degree, documented success in developing and implementing an enrollment plan, demonstrated abilities to build new domestic and global recruitment markets including expanded recruitment of underrepresented groups, the analytical skills to effectively utilize data in program decision making, skill in leveraging financial aid to optimally utilize resources, and evidence of an understanding of and passion for the liberal arts mission of Lycoming College.
Nominations and Inquiries
The Search Committee will begin review of applications immediately and continue work until an appointment is made. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by December 31, 2013, and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and five professional references with e-mail addresses and phone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant. Applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF Format) to email@example.com. The search is being assisted by: