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Wayne A. Locust Named Vice Provost for Enrollment Management

Wayne A. Locust

Wayne A. Locust

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 21, 2005) -- Wayne A. Locust, vice chancellor for enrollment and university life at the State University of New York, has been named vice provost for enrollment management at the University at Albany.

As the University's chief enrollment and financial aid officer, Locust will manage and oversee all enrollment and financial assistance programs and scholarships, and will work with the University's public relations and marketing programs to develop initiatives related to enrollment.

"We are delighted to have Wayne join us," said University at Albany President Kermit L. Hall. "He brings an exceptional level of expertise in the national issues of enrollment and financial aid, coupled with a unique perspective on the State of New York and the Northeast region."

"I'm very excited about joining the University at Albany administration team under President Hall's leadership," said Locust. "Serving at system administration has been gratifying, and I'm looking forward to the rewards of helping UAlbany fulfill its ambition and goals for enrollment."

At SUNY, Locust was appointed vice chancellor for enrollment and university life in 2004 after having served as associate vice chancellor for enrollment management since 2001. Prior to joining SUNY, he was director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Connecticut (1998-2001); associate and then director of admissions at the University of Rochester (1988- 1998); and assistant director of admissions at West Chester University of Pennsylvania (1980-1988).

His career in university enrollment has been marked by numerous successful recruitment programs, including significant recruitment of out-of-state students and students from secondary markets, and campaigns for underrepresented populations. He is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Association of Chief Admission Officers of Public Universities (ACAOPU), The College Board and the New York State Association of College Admission Counselors.

Locust, a Philadelphia native, is a graduate of West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania, where he earned an undergraduate degree in political science and a master's in administration.

He will assume the post in early September.


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