The University of Montana is beginning its interview process for Vice President For Enrollment/Student Affairs Candidates. UM Search Committee Co-Chair Peggy Kuhr explained what is expected of the person who holds that position.


“This is a position that’s focused on enrollment management and that means everything from working to recruit students and also when we have students here, what we call retention, keeping students here all the way through graduation,” said Kuhr. “We are looking at the quality of student life while they’re here.”


Finalists include Andrew Hanson who is Vice President for student affairs at Lewis-Clark State College, John Fletcher who is the Associate Provost in Enrollment Services at East Carolina University, Neil Woolf the Associate Vice President of enrollment management at Eastern Washington University, and Thomas Crady the Vice President for enrollment management at Gustavus Adolphus College. All of these candidates are currently serving in one of the two roles they are being hired for. Kuhr explained how the hiring process will go.


“We will be putting each of these candidates through two full days of interviews and meetings,” Kuhr said. “It will be a good opportunity for them to meet the university and Missoula and for us to meet them in person. We always have an open forum for the campus where people can come and we will also have one intended for UM students so we are really reaching out to our student population for this position.”


All interested parties are welcome to attend public forums with the candidates. Each will give brief remarks and then there will be a question-and-answer period. The forums will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on March 21, 24, 28, and 30.