New admissions representatives at Monmouth College include, from left, Brandon Meyer, Abigail Bohstedt and Haley Mier, who is a 2012 graduate of Monmouth.
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As Monmouth College prepares to welcome one of the largest entering classes in its history, several personnel enhancements have been made to help ensure that the Class of 2018 is also a strong one.
“In our ongoing efforts to improve the work of our office, we are undertaking a modernization with improved focus on activities that can deliver strategic advantage to the college,” said Tim Keefauver, MC’s vice president for enrollment management. “I am pleased to announce several changes that highlight some of these activities.”
Wendy Downing has been promoted to assistant director of admissions and has taken on a broadened role that includes assisting with transfer students and management of third-party search.
Associate dean of academic affairs Bren Tooley will continue with her previous responsibilities, which include grant writing and corresponding with college rankings agencies. But in recognition of her substantial achievements in international recruiting, and the increasing importance of that work, she now reports to Keefauver.
Financial aid counselor Linda Munoz has moved from her previous position in the business office and is now meeting with students and families, overseeing private scholarships and managing the Perkins Loan portfolio. She replaces Lori Oetting, who had previously moved to the office of admissions and is now improving the college’s data capture processes and procedures.
Three new admissions representatives are now on staff, including Haley Mier, a 2012 graduate of the college. A double major in communication studies and public relations, Mier is covering portions of northern Illinois, as well as 22 other states.
Brandon Meyer, who has a master’s degree in college student personnel from Western Illinois University, is covering Chicago and points nearby, while Abigail Bohstedt, a 2013 graduate of Beloit College, will initially be responsible for issues related to social media, the student calling team and customer relationship management development.
“The office of enrollment management is committed to continuing to move the college to a position of increasing strength and is excited by the quality and breadth of the new talent in the department,” said Keefauver.