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DATE: April 6, 2005

Stanley Henderson named vice chancellor for enrollment management and student life at the University of Michigan-Dearborn

DEARBORN---Stanley Henderson, associate provost for enrollment management at the University of Illinois, has been named vice chancellor for enrollment management and student life at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

His appointment, which was approved by the U-M Regents at their March meeting, began April 4.


Henderson has long been a national leader in developing new models for universities to better recruit and retain students. Before joining the University of Illinois in 2003, he was associate vice president for enrollment management at the University of Cincinnati from 1995-2003. Previously, he was director of enrollment management and admissions at Western Michigan University and director of admissions at Wichita State University.

He also has been deeply involved in national and regional professional associations, and served as president of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers in 1995-1996.

"Stanley Henderson is assuming an important portfolio of responsibilities at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and I look forward to working with him to accomplish the goals we have for the campus," according to UM-Dearborn Chancellor Daniel Little. "The depth and breadth of his experience and expertise will be invaluable as we continue our efforts to increase enrollment while maintaining the quality of students."

UM-Dearborn, which currently enrolls just under 9,000 students, plans to increase enrollment by several thousand students over the next decade. The campus has added significantly to its classrooms and laboratories over the last several years, and construction is under way on a new science building. Ground will soon be broken for an expansion to the campus's College of Engineering and Computer Science.

"While student recruitment and retention are important focuses of this position, I am also looking forward to working with our students and staff to enhance the vitality and diversity of student life on campus," Henderson said. "UM-Dearborn already has very strong programs to engage students in the collegiate experience, and I'm anxious to get involved in doing whatever I can to make those programs even stronger."

Henderson earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Michigan State University in 1969, and a master's degree in government from Cornell University in 1971. He also completed course work in the doctoral program at the University of Illinois.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn, which was established in 1959 with a gift from the Ford Motor Company, has developed into a comprehensive university with more than 8,700 students pursuing undergraduate and professional degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, management, education and public administration.

UM-Dearborn was rated among the top five master's-level public universities in the Midwest in the annual guide to American colleges published last fall by U.S. News. In addition, the campus's College of Engineering and Computer Science was rated among the top undergraduate engineering programs in the country.





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