Beginning July 1, Tara Winter will become the executive director of admissions tasked with leading the newly reorganized Admissions Office into the future. Winter has been in the college’s Admissions Office since 2003 and most recently served as director of student recruitment under Todd Coleman, who announced his retirement as assistant vice president for admissions earlier this month. She will be assisted by a senior leadership team comprising Kassy Grosser, associate director of global admissions; Mallory Luensmann, associate director of admissions; and Natalie Smith, associate director of admissions. Luensmann will coordinate all visit programs and events, while Smith oversees the front office operations.
In addition to these leadership changes, several other admissions counselors will assume new responsibilities as part of the reorganization.
|Adrian Norris, assistant director of admissions, will manage overnight stays and student employees.
|Bailey Camenisch, senior admissions counselor, will transfer to Des Moines where she can better serve recruits from the capital city and will oversee email communication efforts.
|Katie Wyman, senior admissions counselor, will coordinate the ambassador program.
Two entry-level admissions counselors will be hired to replace Fernando Penate-Chavez, who will leave the college on June 28, and the opening created through Winter’s promotion.
“These times for recruitment are so challenging and the competition is so stiff that continuity, if you have good staff, rises to the top of the list of qualifications when looking at an admissions team,” said Edith Waldstein, vice president for enrollment management. “Tara has always unofficially, or officially, served as the right-hand person for our admissions directors. Her commitment to the college and belief in the strength of the team dynamic have allowed us to move forward without losing any time or strength in our continued recruitment efforts.”