Saint Martin’s hires expert in student enrollment practices as new director of admissions

March 31, 2011

LACEY, WASHINGTON — Saint Martin’s University announced today that Scott Andrew Schulz, Ph.D. will be the institution’s new director of admissions. Schulz comes to Saint Martin’s from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Since 2007 he has served as program director for the USC Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice. Prior to that role, he worked as an enrollment research specialist at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He also served as a research assistant in the Center for the Study of Higher Education and as an instructor in the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, both at the University of Arizona. He holds a doctorate in higher education and a bachelor’s degree in communication, both from the University of Arizona.

Schulz brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the director position at Saint Martin’s. At USC, he analyzed policy and interpreted research on enrollment and retention trends at colleges and universities nationwide to help enrollment professionals improve their practices. Schulz also developed conferences and symposia that focused on coordinating federal, state and institutional enrollment and student aid policies in the public interest.

Over the past four years at USC, Schulz has served as host, writer and producer of a monthly podcast series focused on enrollment issues, has been published in numerous journals, and has helped secure several grants in support of the center’s work. Schulz is an active member of the College Board, the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) and the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).

“Consistent with its strong Benedictine identity, Saint Martin’s University is a mission-centered institution devoted to expanding social opportunity and to developing individuals who lead lives of balance, generosity and integrity while striving to improve the world for others,” says Schulz. “I am thrilled to be joining the Saint Martin’s University community and will promote value-driven admissions practices that reflect the University’s commitments while enhancing efforts to help the University grow, increase quality, sustain its impressive diversity levels, and retain its students en route to successful outcomes.” 

“Scott will be a tremendous asset to Saint Martin’s as he takes on this key leadership role,” says Juan Flores, Ph.D., dean of admissions and student financial services. “His extensive expertise in the area of recruitment and enrollment, paired with his deep understanding of the Saint Martin’s mission, will strengthen the University as a whole. We are delighted to welcome him to the campus community.”

As director of admissions, Schulz will manage day-to-day operations of the University’s Office of Admissions. He will be responsible for developing short- and long-term recruitment plans for first-year and transfer students, and will help create, refine and support admissions policies. Schulz will officially assume his new role at Saint Martin’s on July 1.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.

For further information:

Jennifer Fellinger
Vice president, marketing and communications
Saint Martin’s University
360-438-4332
jfellinger@stmartin.edu
www.stmartin.edu