UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Matt Melvin has been named Penn State’s vp for enrollment administration, a brand new place that can prioritize enrollment administration as a key perform throughout Penn State’s 24 campuses. The previous vice provost for enrollment administration on the College of Kansas, Melvin brings almost 20 years of expertise in strategic enrollment administration to Penn State. He’ll start his new function on Aug. 15.
“College students are actually the lifeblood of our nice College, and offering world-class alternatives to the scholars of Pennsylvania, the nation and the world is central to our tutorial and land-grant mission,” mentioned Penn State President Neeli Bendapudi. “This is the reason we should proceed to be artistic and strategic in how we handle enrollment at our establishment into the long run — all qualities that Matt brings to this new function. I stay up for working carefully collectively to strategically meet the distinctive enrollment wants of every Penn State campus and to draw and retain one of the best and brightest college students.”
Reporting on to the president, Melvin will lead the newly established Enrollment Administration Workplace, which incorporates Undergraduate Admissions, the Workplace of Pupil Assist and the Workplace of the College Registrar.
Liable for the event and execution of Penn State’s complete enrollment technique, Melvin will work carefully with the College’s government vp and provost, vp and dean for Undergraduate Schooling, and vp for Commonwealth Campuses, in addition to tutorial deans and Commonwealth Campus chancellors, to assist every campus and school meet their particular person enrollment wants whereas supporting the College’s general tutorial mission and strategic targets. Amongst different tasks, Melvin will direct pupil recruitment methods, develop pupil monetary assist help applications, work with Growth and Alumni Relations on scholarship applications and contribute to College-wide strategic planning as a member of President’s Council.
In his earlier function because the vice provost for enrollment administration on the College of Kansas, Melvin deliberate and executed complete advertising and marketing, recruitment and admissions enrollment methods; led the event of a multicultural recruitment mannequin designed to determine and tackle obstacles to entry; developed and carried out scholarship and monetary assist applications aligned with general strategic recruitment targets; and carried out a complete enrollment analysis program to assist long-term strategic planning and contribute to the continuing success of the establishment.
He additionally beforehand served because the affiliate provost for enrollment administration on the College of Central Missouri, the place he taught as a college member within the Division of Instructional Management, and served in management positions with Kansas State College and Ohio College.
“I’m grateful to the College of Kansas and its management for all we completed collectively, and I’m honored to now assist Penn State proceed to understand its mission as a twenty first century land-grant establishment,” Melvin mentioned. “Penn State holds a novel place inside larger schooling because of the internationally acknowledged power of its tutorial applications, the scale and attain of its international alumni neighborhood, and the depth and breadth of its world-class analysis enterprise. I stay up for working collaboratively with companions throughout the College, together with every campus location, to construct on the exemplar work already being undertaken to safe Penn State’s future as an establishment acknowledged for the range and tutorial excellence of its college students.”
Melvin holds a bachelor’s diploma in psychology from Central Faculty, a grasp’s diploma in school pupil personnel from Western Illinois College, and a doctoral diploma in schooling from the College of Nebraska-Lincoln.