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Vern Granger

Vern Granger, assistant dean of enrollment services and director of admissions since 2009, leaves UT Friday to become associate vice president and director of admissions and first year experience at The Ohio State University.

A national search is under way for a new admissions director.

“We’re looking for candidates with experience and a proven record in undergraduate admissions—someone who understands the recruitment of high ability students, the importance of a diverse population, and someone who has a vision for the future in a changing environment for higher education,” said Associate Vice Chancellor Mary Albrecht, who is chairing the search.

Albrecht said she’s optimistic the committee could schedule interviews in August and have the new person on board as soon as September.

Other members of the search committee are Melissa Parker, director of advising for the College of Arts and Sciences; Jeff Gerkin, director of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships; Monique Anderson, university registrar; Richard Bennett, professor in the College of Engineering; Donna Thomas, director of the Thornton Athletics Student Life Center; Anton Reece, director of the Student Success Center; Frank Cuevas, executive director of university housing; Leigh Shoemaker, assistant director of creative communications in the Office of Communications and Marketing; Connie Harmon, associate director of undergraduate admissions; and Sylvia Turner, assistant director of University Honors Programs.