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      Northern Michigan University announces new vice president of enrollment

      Northern Michigan University has announced the new vice president for enrollment and student services as Steven Neiheisel.

      Neiheisel, recently the assistant vice president for enrollment management at the University of Idaho, will oversee Admissions, Financial Aid, Academic and Career Advisement Center, Dean of Students, Counseling and Consultation Services, Housing and Residence Life, International Programs, and Center for Student Enrichment offices.

      According to NMU, Neiheisel has more than 25 years of management experience with similar responsibilities and is an advocate of using information and information systems to personalize services, increase efficiency, and increase effectiveness.

      "We are excited to have Steve on board to help develop and implement enrollment management strategies in a challenging climate of declining high school demographics," said NMU President David Haynes. "His extensive background in the field is complemented by his knowledge of tools such as analytics and information systems that can aid our recruitment and retention efforts."

      Neiheisel has a master's and doctorate in higher education administration from Ohio State University and is looking forward to the move to Upper Michigan.

      "I was attracted to Northern Michigan for several seasons, including the type of university it is," Neiheisel said. "As a mid-size public institution, it has a breadth of strong academic programs to support targeted enrollment growth, but it is small enough to allow and support individual service and attention."

      Neiheisel was one of three finalists for the position and is expected to start his new duties on November 1.