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Colom named OSU vice president for enrollment management

Friday, January 27, 2006

Albert N. Colom of Boynton Beach, Florida, was named the new vice president for enrollment management at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater during the Oklahoma A&M Regents meeting in Muskogee on Jan. 27.

As vice president for Enrollment Management, Colom will report to the CEO and president of the OSU System for strategic and system issues, and to the provost and senior vice president for operating issues. He will be responsible for the development and implementation of integrated strategies to achieve the enrollment management goals of OSU and the OSU System.

Specifically, he will implement the strategic enrollment management plan for the university and the system; develop recruiting strategies and enrollment programs to enhance the student-institution fit and facilitating successful student transition to the university; and enhance divisional service to internal and external publics.

Colom has served as director of enrollment management at Florida Atlantic University since 2005, where he also served as director of admissions and community college relations and articulation from 2003-05, as director of admissions from 2000-03, and as director of student retention from 1999-2000.

Prior to joining Florida Atlantic, he worked from 1986-99 at the University of South Florida, including serving as the admissions officer for international students, as assistant director for transfer students, and as assistant director for articulation. As the assistant director of academic support services from 1995-99, he coordinated the establishment of the newly created Office of Adult and Transfer Students Services, and was responsible for the overall direction and management of recruitment and retention of adult and transfer students.

Colom received his bachelor's degree in international studies, his master's in educational leadership, and was a doctoral candidate in higher education administration, all at the University of South Florida.

He holds memberships in the American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers, Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars, Strategic Enrollment Management, Association of Chief Admission Officers of Public Universities, the College Board, National Association for College Admission Counseling, American Marketing Association-Symposium in Higher Education, and American Association for Community Colleges.

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