Chicago State University

CSU Begins Search for Next Vice President for Enrollment Management

A national search for Chicago State University’s next Vice President of Enrollment Management is near completion, the search committee announced this week.

Four finalists were selected to interview on campus for the position.  The selected candidate will be a senior member of the University’s administrative team with responsibility for recruiting, admitting, yielding and retaining students.  Reporting directly to the President whose top priorities are sustainable enrollment growth and student success, the Vice President will oversee the Offices of Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid and Institutional Effectiveness and Research.

The four finalists are:

  • Darryl A. Williams, Ed.D. Dean of Enrollment Services, Moraine Valley Community College.Interview date: Friday, July 12, 2019;
  • Edward G. Robinson, Vice President of Enrollment & Student Development, Benedictine University. Interview date: Thursday, July 18, 2019;
  • Michael T. Ellison, Ed.D., Interim Vice President of Enrollment Management, Chicago State University. Interview date: Thursday, July 25, 2019;
  • Kevin L. Williams, Ph.D., Vice President for Enrollment Management Administration and Student Success, Community College of Denver. Interview date: Friday, July 26, 2019.

Over the past year Chicago State University has evolved, launching new academic programs, acquiring new corporate partnerships and has been recognized as one of the nation’s top university’s for educating African Americans in a study published by the University of Southern California.  The transformation of CSU is a campus-wide effort and includes strong leadership and operational expertise from the Vice President of Enrollment Management.  We invite you to attend each candidates’ Public Campus Presentation on Enrollment Management to learn more about their experience and plan for CSU.

The search committee chaired by Kim H. Tran, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of the President, includes:

  • Dr. Aida Abraha , Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, Physics & Engineering Studies;
  • Dr. Garrard McClendon, Assistant Professor of Graduate Programs, College of Education;
  • Rana Nemri, Budget Analyst II, Office of Budget and Resource Planning;
  • Rhonda Smith, Director of Financial Aid, Office of Financial Aid.

The search committee organized a full day for each candidate including a meeting with students, faculty, staff, the Provost, and the President.

Public Campus Presentations and Student Meetings:

Friday, July, 12, 2019 – Darryl A. Williams, Ed.D

  • 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm: Public Campus Presentation on Enrollment Management. Location: JCC Basketball Arena
  • 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Meet w/CSU Students. Location: 4th Floor Library, Dean's Conference Room

Thursday, July 18, 2019 – Edward G. Robinson

  • Location TBD

Thursday, July 25, 2019 – Michael T. Ellison, Ed.D.

  • Location TBD

Friday, July 26, 2019 – Kevin L. Williams, Ph.D.

  • Location TBD