Kurt Schmidt, associate director of admission at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., has been named the new director of admission. Schmidt succeeds interim director Linda Beals ’87 and Ken Benne ’68, who held the post since 1978 before joining the advancement team last year.
Schmidt, who began June 27, will be responsible for the recruitment and admission of undergraduate and transfer students in a selective environment. He will also assist in the development and implementation of an admission operation and marketing communications plan, work collaboratively with faculty, alumni and the enrollment management staff, and represent Wittenberg to current and future students, alumni, high school faculty members and administrators, and other external constituents.
As the associate director of admission at LeMoyne, Schmidt managed approximately 3,000 application decisions, coordinated more than 200 alumni volunteers and initiated targeted recruitment efforts, which significantly increased inquiries, applications and deposits to LeMoyne.