Enrollment Management and Retention Committee

Committee Charge
To take a comprehensive approach to the enrollment of students at the University of Mary Washington. Specific tasks for the committee’s work include the following:

  • Formulating and recommending to the president short-term and long-range enrollment projections for the University and its component colleges and programs;
  • Compiling and analyzing comprehensive data concerning student enrollment and retention, including data for relevant student subgroups;
  • Examining existing and ongoing institutional research on student engagement and student satisfaction to determine areas of strength and concern that impact enrollment;
  • Determining additional research that should be conducted to gain understanding of enrollment and retention issues and ensuring that this research agenda is carried out;
  • Examining issues of student academic success and persistence and recommending strategies for maximizing student success;
  • Developing recommended retention goals and strategies for improving student retention;
  • Monitoring progress toward approved enrollment and retention goals.

Committee Membership
The committee consists of the following members:

  • Taiwo Ande, Assistant Provost for Institutional Analysis and Effectiveness
  • Virginia Ashley, Director of Reporting and Decision Support
  • Kimberley Buster-Williams, Associate Provost for Enrollment Management
  • Rita Dunston, Registrar
  • Richard Finkelstein, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Nina Mikhalevsky, Interim Dean of the College of Education
  • Jane Huffman, College of Education chair of the Dept. of Foundation
  • David Klein, Class of 2013
  • Paul Messplay, Executive Director of Budget and Finance Analysis
  • Lynne Richardson, Dean of the College of Business
  • Cedric Rucker, Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Life
  • Marion Sanford, Director of the James Farmer Multicultural Center
  • Debra Schleef, Chair and Professor of Sociology
  • Juliette Landphair, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Mukesh Srivastava, Associate Professor of Accounting and Management Information Systems
  • Mathew Wilkerson, Director of Institutional Research
  • Malcolm Holmes, Director of University Marketing
  • Timothy O’Donnell, Associate Provost for Academic Engagement and Student Success
  • Melissa Jones, Assistant Dean of Student Involvement
  • Melissa Yakabouski, Director of Undergraduate Admissions