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DATE: April 6, 2005
Stanley Henderson named vice chancellor for enrollment management and student life at the University of Michigan-Dearborn
DEARBORN---Stanley Henderson, associate provost for enrollment management
at the University of Illinois, has been named vice chancellor for enrollment
management and student life at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
His appointment, which was approved by the U-M Regents at their March
meeting, began April 4.
Henderson has long been a national leader in developing new models for universities to better recruit and retain students. Before joining the University of Illinois in 2003, he was associate vice president for enrollment management at the University of Cincinnati from 1995-2003. Previously, he was director of enrollment management and admissions at Western Michigan University and director of admissions at Wichita State University.
He also has been deeply involved in national and regional professional
associations, and served as president of the American Association of Collegiate
Registrars and Admissions Officers in 1995-1996.
"Stanley Henderson is assuming an important portfolio of responsibilities
at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and I look forward to working
with him to accomplish the goals we have for the campus," according
to UM-Dearborn Chancellor Daniel Little. "The depth and breadth of
his experience and expertise will be invaluable as we continue our efforts
to increase enrollment while maintaining the quality of students."
UM-Dearborn, which currently enrolls just under 9,000 students, plans
to increase enrollment by several thousand students over the next decade.
The campus has added significantly to its classrooms and laboratories
over the last several years, and construction is under way on a new science
building. Ground will soon be broken for an expansion to the campus's
College of Engineering and Computer Science.
"While student recruitment and retention are important focuses of
this position, I am also looking forward to working with our students
and staff to enhance the vitality and diversity of student life on campus,"
Henderson said. "UM-Dearborn already has very strong programs to
engage students in the collegiate experience, and I'm anxious to get involved
in doing whatever I can to make those programs even stronger."
Henderson earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Michigan
State University in 1969, and a master's degree in government from Cornell
University in 1971. He also completed course work in the doctoral program
at the University of Illinois.
The University of Michigan-Dearborn, which was established in 1959 with
a gift from the Ford Motor Company, has developed into a comprehensive
university with more than 8,700 students pursuing undergraduate and professional
degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, management, education
and public administration.
UM-Dearborn was rated among the top five master's-level public universities
in the Midwest in the annual guide to American colleges published last
fall by U.S. News. In addition, the campus's College of Engineering and
Computer Science was rated among the top undergraduate engineering programs
in the country.