Shannon Goodman named first VP for enrollment

Shannon GoodmanShannon Goodman, right, has been named the founding vice president for enrollment at the University of North Texas.

“As the founding vice president, Shannon will be responsible for building an effective enrollment management operation, ensuring UNT achieves sustainable enrollment growth while balancing both quality and accessibility,” said UNT President Neal Smatresk.

“Shannon’s deep experience in developing and implementing complex enrollment strategies and his expertise in enterprise-wide information systems, including customer relationship management software, will be outstanding assets to UNT as we launch the new Division of Enrollment,” Smatresk said.

The new Division of Enrollment is strategically important to the success of the university and is charged with the goals of improving the quality, quantity and diversity of UNT’s student population. Goodman’s organization will include the existing departments of Undergraduate Admissions and Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. He will work with the president to identify other university units that might be integrated into the division to improve the university’s comprehensive enrollment management operation.

Goodman, who begins his new duties Feb. 9, also will be responsible for administrative oversight of the division’s budget, personnel, policies and procedures, and new program development. And, in collaboration with others at the university, Goodman will oversee UNT programs such as Eagle Express, a plan that locks in a student’s total academic costs for four years.

Goodman has more than 25 years’ of experience in higher education, currently serves as associate vice president of enrollment and student services at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

“I’m excited and honored to be joining the UNT community,” Goodman said. “I look forward to working collaboratively to build a strong enrollment management team that will foster the university’s continued growth. I welcome the opportunity to learn about the university and its rich history and getting to know the faculty, staff and students who make this community vibrant and unique.”

Goodman joined UNLV in 2008 as executive director for student systems, overseeing the day-to-day management, planning, organizing and directing of the staff and operations and UNLV’s adoption of new information systems for admissions, recruitment, records, advising, financial aid and student accounts.

Prior to joining UNLV, Goodman was managing partner for STK Consulting, working with higher education clients adopting new technical solutions including enterprise resource planning software.

Goodman holds a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University.

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