Jul 27, 2011
From staff reports
Candace Boeninger has been appointed assistant vice provost and director of undergraduate admissions effective Aug. 1.
Boeninger, who is currently serving as interim director of undergraduate admissions, was selected for the permanent position during the course of a national search.
In announcing the appointment, Craig Cornell, vice provost for enrollment management, indicated that he was pleased to have Boeninger serve as the leader of a key university office.
He noted that the search committee had the opportunity to meet with a number of qualified candidates drawn from a national pool.
"We were looking for an individual who had outstanding interpersonal skills, significant facility with technology, and the ability to lead and motivate the undergraduate admissions staff," Cornell said. "Candace clearly had all of these qualities. Everyone connected with the search saw her as being an individual who could work effectively within the rapidly changing admissions environment."
Boeninger has been part of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for over eight years. Prior to becoming the interim director, she served as associate director for communication, technical operations, and transfer admission in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
In her time at Ohio University, Boeninger has been instrumental in developing new approaches to recruitment communication, including the use of social media and targeted marketing, as well as implementing and overseeing systems and processes relating to recruitment travel, territory management, campus visit programming, transfer admission, and yield strategies. Boeninger also served as the undergraduate admissions project manager for the implementation of Talisma, a customer relationship management (CRM) system.
As interim director, Boeninger has led efforts to adapt the structure and processes in admissions to the new student information system, to develop new tools for specialized recruitment, and to implement the Strategic Enrollment Management Plan.
"Candace has been at the helm during a time when the recruiting environment has become increasingly uncertain due to demographic and economic factors and in a period when the University is undergoing a number of significant changes to its academic calendar and its student information system," Cornell noted. "She has been focused and resourceful in dealing with these challenges."
Boeninger indicated that she was honored to have the opportunity to continue her leadership as part of the enrollment management team.
"I am absolutely committed to OHIO’s vision of becoming the nation’s best transformative learning community and to supporting the twin missions of excellence and access, which is what attracted me to the field of admissions in the first place," Boeninger said. "I look forward to working with my colleagues in undergraduate admissions and across the University in bringing the benefits of an Ohio University education to students from every part of the country and around the world."