Hire of enrollment planning and managment vice president
On Wednesday, the Youngstown State University Board of Trustees unanimously approved the hire of Gary Swegan for the position of associative vice president for enrollment planning and management.
Students, faculty, staff and trustees interviewed finalists. These interviewers overwhelmingly agreed that Swegan should be appointed to the position.
Swegan has worked for the past 25 years in Bowling Green State University’s office of admissions and division of enrollment management as a chief admissions officer and as an assistant vice president for enrollment management.
“I know that I am thoroughly prepared to assume this key leadership role. I have over 23 years of experience in data analysis and interpretation, data-driven decision-making, an understanding of geodemographic and predictive modeling concepts and utilization and significant experience utilizing scholarships and financial aid to meet enrollment goals,” said Swegan in his cover letter for the position.
YSU’s enrollment has declined in the past three years. The university, in an attempt to bolster enrollment, has decided to employ an administrative position that will plan enrollment initiatives.