Eastern Michigan University names Katie Condon vice president for enrollment management

Exterior photo of the Student Center at dusk, viewed from across the pond.
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YPSILANTI – Following a national search, Eastern Michigan University has named Katie Condon vice president for enrollment management. The appointment is effective May 30, 2023, pending approval by the University’s Board of Regents.

Katie Condon
Katie Condon

Condon joins Eastern from West Virginia University, where she serves as Director of Enrollment Management, providing day-to-day supervision and management of the Office of Recruitment. Among her accomplishments:

  • Increased applications of ethnically underrepresented students by 35%;
  • Grew international first-year student applications by 220% following the pandemic;
  • Managed the orientation and onboarding of 5,000 first-year and transfer students annually, including online modules, communication planning, day-of programming, block scheduling, advising, housing and other activities;
  • Redesigned scholarship strategies to support test-optional policies and international recruitment goals;
  • In collaboration with institutional research, led the development of data dashboards around enrollment, student success and retention; and,
  • Collaborated with institutional stakeholders including deans, faculty, academic advising, and communications offices about admissions and orientation initiatives.

Condon joined the West Virginia University admissions office in 2014, where she also served as instructor for seven years in courses including public speaking, public communication and organizational communication. She is currently pursuing a doctor of philosophy, and earned a Master of Arts in Communication Theory and Research from West Virginia University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies from Albion College.

Eastern Michigan University President James Smith said, “I am delighted to welcome Katie to the Eastern Michigan University leadership team. She has an excellent background and is held in high regard by industry colleagues. She brings a data-driven, innovation-oriented approach to the enrollment management landscape and has demonstrated experience as a successful and positive team builder and collaborator.”

Condon said, “I am incredibly grateful to be considered for this opportunity at Eastern Michigan University. I look forward to being a part of a mission driven team and to work at an institution with a clear vision for excellence in student-centered learning and high-quality academic programs. I am eager to be a part of EMU’s future and help the institution thrive.”

Condon replaces Kevin Kucera, who, after serving the University since 2011, announced his upcoming retirement.

The Search Committee was chaired by University Vice President for Communications Walter Kraft and included: James Carroll, associate provost and associate vice president for administration; Darcy Gifford, assistant vice president for marketing and communications; Suzanne Gray, professor, University Library and Women’s and Gender Studies; Donna Holubik, director of financial aid; Alex Landen, director of admissions; Calvin McFarland, assistant vice president of academic services; Mohamad Qatu, dean, GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology; and, Kevin Williams, director, diversity, equity and inclusion programming.

Condon’s annual salary will be $235,000.

About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 14,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and its graduate school. National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. Visit the University’s rankings and points of pride websites to learn more. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today.

April 11, 2023

Written by:
Walter Kraft

Media Contact:
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