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Wiser named director of admissions

BURLINGTON The University of Vermont has named Elizabeth A. Wiser director of admissions, the university announced today. Wiser brings over 15 years of senior leadership experience in admissions and enrollment management to UVM. She has been associate director of undergraduate admissions and first-year experience at the Ohio State University in Columbus since 2003. Prior to her tenure at Ohio State, she was vice president for enrollment management and director of admissions at Capital University in Columbus. She has also worked in admissions at Denison University and Ohio Wesleyan University. Additionally, she has served in leadership positions in state and national professional admissions organizations and presented at a number of state, regional, and national conferences. I am very excited that Beth will be joining our enrollment management team, said Chris Lucier, UVMs vice president for enrollment management. She brings a wide range of admissions and leadership experience to UVM. Given the increasing competitiveness of admissions due to significant demographic changes, Beth is the right person to lead our admissions team forward into challenging and dynamic times. Wisers tenure in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Ohio State has been marked by accomplishment. As part of her current job, she leads the admissions counseling team, which includes staff dedicated to high school and alumni relations outreach. During her tenure, OSU has enrolled successive classes that have each been the most academically qualified and diverse in the university's history. Wiser has also been at the forefront of a number of initiatives to improve diversity, including developing and managing an international recruitment program that has spurred a 60 percent increase in international freshman applications since 2005. Wiser has been recognized for her programs to expand outreach and relations to high schools, including through an innovative and multi-faced high school counselor relations program. She has also personally managed OSU's implementation of leading communications software. Wiser earned her undergraduate degree from Emory University and her master's degree from Ohio State. She currently is a doctoral candidate at Ohio State in Educational Policy and Leadership. Wiser will begin work at UVM Oct. 1.

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