Sapienza named Vice President of Enrollment Management
December 10, 2008

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Michael Sapienza has been named to the newly created position of vice president for enrollment management at Bryan College, President Stephen Livesay announced this week.Michael Sapienza


Dr. Livesay said Mr. Sapienza, who most recently served as director of enrollment management, “will be working actively with many departments on campus, coordinating a campus-wide effort in attracting students and maximizing our retention efforts.”


Mr. Sapienza came to Bryan five years ago as director of financial aid, and was named director of admissions and financial aid before taking the enrollment management post.


While he will retain responsibilities in admissions and financial aid, “I will have a more big-picture focus. Because of the economy and economic uncertainty, the president and the cabinet felt this was a good time to examine what we do and why we do it.


“The challenge is for Bryan to take a holistic approach to how we interact with students. We want to make sure that at every touch point we give the best possible service.”


Dr. Livesay said this aspect of his job will include “evaluating and streamlining our multiple points of student data entry and collections.”


Mr. Sapienza’s appointment comes as the college is pursuing Vision 2020, its master development plan for the next 12 years. Among Vision 2020 goals is raising traditional enrollment at the college from the present 750 students to 1,200. “We want to position the college for whatever comes in this economic downturn,” he said. “Looking beyond that, part of my job is to research best practices to see what we need to do to reach the Vision 2020 goals.”


Mr. Sapienza is a graduate of Franklin Pierce College with a degree in financial management. He is nearing completion of a Master’s degree in communication leadership from Spring Arbor University. He and his wife, Claudia, live in Evensville, Tenn., with their children Cammie, 5, and Colin, 2.