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Provost Stellar Outlines Strategic Plan for Enrollment Growth

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 27, 2016) – Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost James R. Stellar has announced expanding efforts by the University at Albany to grow enrollment.

Sandra Starke (’85 MPA)
Sandra Starke (pictured above) joins UAlbany after serving as Binghamton University’s enrollment management leader for the last 15 years.

Most notably, the hiring of Sandra Starke (’85 MPA), who will join UAlbany on June 27 as the University’s first vice provost and associate vice president for enrollment management. Starke has served as Binghamton University’s enrollment management leader for the last 15 years, helping grow campus enrollment and strengthen academic reputation.

“I am very pleased that this talented leader is joining us,” said Stellar, in an email yesterday to all faculty and staff.

Other initiatives highlighted:

  • The formation of a strategic enrollment management council. This group will ensure the University has a coordinated, data-informed strategy for managing both our graduate and undergraduate enrollments.
  • Conducting of a comprehensive research project to study how prospective students, parents, and other significant audiences perceive the University. This will be led by Communications and Marketing Vice President Joe Brennan.
  • Examining how the University implements the NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), via a task force led by Bob Andrea. He will also help leverage the data that resides in the University’s new business intelligence system to make well-informed strategic enrollment decisions.

For more information, or if you would like to share your thoughts with Provost Stellar, email him at

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