June 29, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Announces Leadership Change in Enrollment

New York University has named Vice President of Enrollment Randall C. Deike its inaugural Vice President of Enrollment Management. He begins his new position September 1.

"My wife Jan and I leave this exceptional university and community with great difficulty," Deike said. We only leave Case Western Reserve University to take advantage of a very unique opportunity at NYU."

In his new position, Deike will lead Admissions and Financial Aid. He also will serve as a member of President John Sexton's University Leadership Team and Provost's Advisory Group and will be a key participant in the continued development of NYU's Global Network University. New York University is the nation's largest private university, enrolling more than 21,000 undergraduates and nearly as many graduate and professional students. The school includes 16 schools and institutes and a budget of more than $2 billion.

"New York University is an outstanding institution that will become even better with Randy's arrival," President Barbara R. Snyder said. "We wish him the very best."

Provost Bud Baeslack also announced today that Robert McCullough, the university's director of undergraduate admissions, has agreed to serve as the interim Vice President of Enrollment when Deike departs. McCullough rejoined the university this spring after two and a half years as the Dean of Admission at Ursinus College. Previously, he spent more than nine years in admissions at Case Western Reserve, rising to the position of Director of Marketing and Communication. He is a two-time graduate of the university, earning his bachelor's degree in English and a Master's in Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Management.

"Bob has deep knowledge of the university and extensive experience in admissions," Provost Baeslack said. "I am confident he can help us continue the great momentum we have experienced in recent years."

Deike was President Snyder's first leadership appointment when she came to Case Western Reserve in the summer of 2007. In the two years Deike led admissions and financial aid, the average SAT of the entering freshman class climbed by 28 points, to 1329. This year alone, the number of international students tripled, and the proportion of out-of-state students climbed 13 points, to 63 percent. In 2008-2009, Deike and his team dramatically revised its procedures for awarding merit scholarships, a change that allowed the institution to offer such assistance to its most qualified applicants. In 2008, Deike led the admissions department's move from Tomlinson to the historic Wolstein Hall. The building on Bellflower Road is more centrally located on campus, and offers families a more elegant welcome to Case Western Reserve.

"Our experience here has been phenomenal," Deike said. "Under the leadership of President Snyder and Provost Baeslack and the support of so many others, the university is on an incredibly positive trajectory."

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, June 29, 2009 10:38 AM | News Topics: Administration, Provost Initiatives, Students, news

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