BGSU names vice provost for enrollment management

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Albert Colom, vice president for enrollment management at Oklahoma State University (OSU), has been named Bowling Green State University’s vice provost for enrollment management effective Jan. 26.

“Enrollment is critical to BGSU’s success and our number one priority,” President Carol Cartwright said. "With his extensive background in strategic enrollment management, Albert is well prepared to lead and energize our efforts."

In this new BGSU position, Colom will join the Academic Affairs leadership team and will be responsible for all new and continuing student enrollment strategies, including graduate and undergraduate student recruitment, admissions and retention, financial aid, registration and records, scholarships and tuition discounting, advising and academic success, and international and multicultural student enrollment, along with initiatives for the University’s regional campus and adult degree-completion and distance-learning programs.

“This is a very important role for the future of the University,” said Dr. Mark Gromko, interim provost. “We’re delighted that we found such a talented person.”

“I am excited about this opportunity to help take BGSU to the next level of excellence,” Colom said. “I look forward to working with President Cartwright, Mark Gromko and the entire campus community to provide excellent service to students and their families.”

Prior to joining OSU, Colom filled a variety of enrollment management roles at other large, public institutions including Florida Atlantic University and the University of South Florida. 

He received a bachelor’s degree in international studies, a master’s in educational
leadership, and was a doctoral candidate in higher education administration, all at the University of South Florida. He is married to Patricia Colom and they have two children, Lauren, 20, and Alexander, 18.

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(Posted January 21, 2009 )