Stephens College has named Dr. Brian Sajko to the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management. Sajko will bring more than 25 years of progressive leadership experience in enrollment management and higher education administration to the position.
He most recently served as Vice President of Enrollment and Student Success at Nebraska Methodist College. His background also includes enrollment management positions at Prescott College and Eureka College with responsibilities encompassing admissions, financial aid, student life and services, marketing and communications, as well as academic honors programs, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and alumni/donor relations. He has served as faculty in the theatre arts and drama, and as chair of the fine and performing arts division at Eureka College.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Sajko to Stephens College,” said Dr. Dianne Lynch, Stephens College president. “As an experienced higher education leader and innovator, and a former faculty member and chair, he will bring to Stephens the ability to lead and direct an admissions team, collaborate across programs and with faculty to strengthen our recruitment efforts.
“Brian understands how the admissions team, deans and faculty can work together to recruit and retain a new generation of Stephens women. We are looking forward to an exciting future as Brian leverages the talents and commitment of our hard-working undergraduate; graduate, online and continuing studies; and financial aid teams and develops a forward-looking plan of action for growing enrollment at Stephens College.”
About his appointment to Stephens College, Sajko said, “Stephens College is poised to claim its place as the premiere women’s college in the U.S. Nationally ranked programs in the creative arts and health sciences, along with life-changing co-ed offerings at the graduate and certificate level set us apart.
“As a first-generation college student myself (hailing from Gary, Ind.), I know the transformative difference that attending college can make in someone’s life and the importance of creating a student, and, family-focused admissions and financial aid process to ensure that opportunity isn’t missed.
“Stephens has a heritage, alumnae, expertise and reputation no one else can touch—all in an amazing and electric college town. I am honored and humbled to a part of the Stephens family.”
Sajko holds a Ph.D. in Theatre (Bowling Green State University); M.A. in Theatre Arts (University of Minnesota); and B.A. in Theatre (University of Dayton). He was a U.S. Senior Fulbright Scholar in residence at National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan in 2003. He is also a charter member of the elite Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassador group and travels for the U.S. State Department to promote Fulbright programs.
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