Office of Admissions
Unit Annual Report
Bobbi Charles Senior Office Specialist
Tim Droske Admissions Counselor (until 8/1/04)
Bryan Herrmann Assistant Director of Admissions- Communications/Data Technology Coordinator
Wendy Melberg Office Specialist
James Mootz Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment (until 7/1/04)
James Morales Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment (beginning 7/1/04)
Andy Lopez Assistant to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment
Tieree Smith Admissions Counselor (until 9/15/03)
Leslie Zenk Assistant Director of Admissions- Publications/Travel Coordinator
Jennifer Zych Assistant Director of Admissions – On Campus Events Coordinator
Christie Casey Admissions Intern (until 1/1/04)/Temporary Representative (1/1/04 to 6/1/04)
Andrew Sharpe Admissions Counselor
Michael Vandenberg Admissions Counselor
30 Full and Part Time Student Workers
The overall purpose of the Admissions Office is to enroll new students to the university. New students include, but are not limited to, recent high school graduates, transfer students from other institutions, returning students after a two-semester absence from UMM, high school juniors and seniors, international students, and intra-university transfers.
The function of the Office of Admissions is to contact, admit, and enroll prospective students while building the image of UMM. In conjunction with this function, the Office of Admissions develops programs that will enable these students to secure the benefits of a liberal arts education at UMM, regardless of their family resources. Also, it is our goal to enroll students with a profile that equips them to meet the challenges of a high quality, undergraduate institution.
The Office of Admissions grappled with some significant challenges in achieving the enrollment outcomes of this past recruiting year. However, there were several bright spots in the increase in ACT scores and our continued ability to convert 50% or better of our admitted students to deposits. The Twin Cities Metro Area continues to be an important place for us to focus our efforts. We have worked to develop some relationships with programs that encourage students to attend college, such as Admissions Possible, the Multicultural Excellence Program, and St. Paul Indian Education. Another bright spot was cost saving steps we took to alleviate some of out budgetary struggles, we created an RFP for the printing of our publications and saved $20,000+ in printing costs through a competitive bid process. We also created a new website that was developed entirely in-office with some graphic design help from Media Services.
Major Changes recommended/plans for 2003-2004
Areas that have been selected for improvement for the 2004-2005 recruiting year: