Stefanie Niles, Ed.D., Named Vice President for Enrollment and Communications

Stefanie Niles

Stefanie Niles, Ed.D., has been named vice president for enrollment and communications at Ohio Wesleyan. Niles will oversee the offices of admission, financial aid, and communications and work closely with prospective students and families to help them successfully navigate the college enrollment process.

Most recently, Niles served as the vice president for enrollment management at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. During her tenure, she oversaw up to 118 employees and was responsible for the admission, financial aid, marketing and communications, institutional research, and athletics departments. A national leader in her field, Niles is the 2018-19 president of the 16,000-member National Association for College Admission Counseling, the leading national organization for college admission professionals.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Stefanie Niles join our leadership team,” said Lynette Carpenter, Ph.D., a member of the search committee and professor of English. “The depth and breadth of her experience, her record, her understanding of the market, and of OWU’s specific strengths and challenges, as well as her leadership position at the national level, make her the ideal candidate to move us forward and help us meet our goals.”

At Dickinson, Niles expanded international recruiting and enrolled the most diverse and best academically prepared classes in the college’s history in 2017 and 2016, respectively. The college reported its largest applicant pool ever in 2017-2018.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Ohio Wesleyan community,” Niles said. “I’m eager to work with the dedicated staff on the enrollment team to share the great benefits of an Ohio Wesleyan education with the world. It will be my honor to lead the effort to continue to expand OWU’s strong legacy through the recruitment of talented, diverse, and capable students.”

“Stefanie Niles is a highly accomplished, go-to, get-it-done professional,” said President Rock Jones, Ph.D. “Her energy, passion for a liberal arts education, capacity to mentor staff, strategic approach to leadership, and absolute drive to succeed all position her for success. She will be a tremendous resource to prospective students and their families during the college enrollment process.”

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