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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ivy new dean of enrollment management at PSU

Dr. Steve Scott, Pittsburg State University vice president for Academic Affairs, announced today the appointment of Dr. William Ivy as dean of Enrollment Management and Student Success. Ivy comes to PSU from Oklahoma State University where he is currently an assistant vice president in the Division of Enrollment Management.

“Dr. Ivy brings a wealth of excellent experiences in enrollment management to this newly defined role at Pittsburg State,” Scott said. “Because of the scope of his experiences, we are expecting him to play an immediate and critical role in our efforts to refine and extend our enrollment management activities.”

Scott said an “area of high expectation” for Ivy will be his focus on recruiting, enrollment, and retention data.

“I'll be asking him to redesign and reformat the data we collect and help us rethink how and to whom that data is shared in an effort to broaden ownership and participation in recruitment and retention efforts,” Scott said.

Ivy said he was looking forward to “trying to help the campus look at enrollment management in a very strategic way.”

Ivy holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Arkansas State University, a master of arts degree in political science from Memphis State University, a master of science degree in education (counselor education) from Henderson State University and a doctorate in philosophy (higher education and personnel) from the University of Mississippi.

For the past 27 years, Ivy has served Oklahoma State University in a variety of leadership roles in the areas of student academic services, enrollment management and alumni relations.

Ivy, who was on campus recently to participate in one of the Campus Advisement, Registration and Enrollment Sessions for incoming freshmen, said he enjoyed the fact that the size of the Pittsburg State campus made it possible for faculty and staff to have more personal interaction with students.

“Part of what I like about the job,” Ivy said, “is the addition of ‘student success’ to the title. The focus is both on bringing the students here and their success after they arrive. I like that we have a continued presence in students’ lives.”

“It is an exciting time to be at Pittsburg State University,” Scott said, “as we work our way through a number of senior-level leadership changes. I’m confident that Dr. Ivy will fit well within our culture, and that he has the skills and experiences needed to help move us forward.”

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