Purdue Calumet selects vice chancellor of enrollment management and student affairs

2013-04-24T17:19:00Z Purdue Calumet selects vice chancellor of enrollment management and student affairsKaren Holland | Secretary at the Office of Public Relations for Purdue University Calumet nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | An accomplished and versatile, higher education enrollment services professional is joining Purdue University Calumet’s senior leadership team to strategically direct student recruitment and retention efforts and head student affairs.

Carmen Panlilio, associate vice president for enrollment management at New Jersey City University, has accepted the position of vice chancellor for enrollment management and student affairs. She will join the Purdue Calumet staff July 1.

“Dr. Panlilio comes to us with vast experiences and achievements in many aspects of enrollment management and student affairs,” Purdue Calumet Chancellor Thomas L. Keon said. “She offers an exciting, new strategic vision for recruiting, retaining, serving and graduating students. Her leadership in helping us successfully penetrate a new and vital student market is essential for Purdue Calumet to transform into the destination university we aspire to be.”

Panlilio has served New Jersey City University, a diverse, urban institution of more than 8,300 undergraduate and graduate students, in various enrollment management-related leadership positions since 2001 and on the President’s Cabinet since 2010.

“Purdue Calumet’s commitment to the educational success of a diverse student body and its mission of providing an excellent education focused on the professional and life-long learning needs of the communities it serves is one that resonates with me,” she said. “A Purdue degree has always been one that represents (a) valued, relevant and responsive education. Purdue Calumet delivers this education for the surrounding communities and this region of the state. We are now poised to be even better at effectively and efficiently recruiting and enrolling full-time, degree-persistent students.”

Her background includes having led and participated in the development of university-wide policy decisions and initiatives that directly impact enrollment management, student retention and success, information technology, strategic marketing and recruitment. More specifically, she successfully has developed and implemented recruitment and retention strategies that have utilized both research and information technologies and maximized the involvement and engagement of university community constituents.

As supervisor of the Offices of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid at New Jersey City University, she managed a 9.8 percent increase in undergraduate full time equivalent students over a two-year period. She also developed, implemented and refined strategies to support undergraduate enrollment and retention growth.

She holds an undergraduate degree in English language and literature from the University of the Philippines, a master’s degree in behavioral science-human behavior and organizational psychology from Kean (NJ) University and a doctorate in urban systems-education from Rutgers University-New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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