Truman searches for new VP of enrollment management as Morin nears retirement

Regina Morin, vice president for enrollment management, is retiring, so Truman State University has launched a search for a new vice president for enrollment management and marketing.

Morin said she plans to officially leave in May. She is retiring after 11 years in this position and 40 years of working in higher education.

In an email, University President Sue Thomas said the search was launched based on a recommendation from SEM Works, the University’s enrollment management consultant.

An outside consulting firm will be handling the search along with a search committee consisting of eight Truman staff members.

“The committee will be assisted in the recruitment phase of the process by RPA Inc.,” Thomas wrote in the email. “Review of applications will begin March 12 with the goal to have the new Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing in place by July 1, 2019.”

Search advisory committee chair Janna Stoskopf said the committee was chosen by University President Sue Thomas, who identified areas on campus to be represented and then chose individuals from those areas.

Stoskopf said the role of the committee is to review the submitted applications, narrow the group of applicants down to the most qualified candidates, make recommendations to the president about finalists to invite to campus to be interviewed, host and facilitate the interview process, and make final recommendations to the president regarding the candidates that are best suited and qualified for the position. The president makes the final decision regarding who is hired.

Stoskopf said the process is just beginning, but the committee is hoping to move things along as quickly as it can.

Morin said the outside firm Truman is using to help conduct the search has worked for the University before to fill positions. Morin said it has done a good job in the past and conducted successful searches. RPA Inc. has initiated the process and Morin said it is on a good track at the moment.

Morin’s position is being restructured to include marketing and to strengthen the focus on retention, and she said she thinks it is a great addition. Morin said it is exciting to have someone new step into the position who can offer a fresh perspective.

“There are many really positive things that are happening for someone new coming into my position, and they will just be able to pick up those initiatives and keep them moving,” Morin said. “So in that respect, it’s good timing.”