ODU names vice president for student engagement and enrollment
Don Stansberry begins appointment on Jan. 10
Following a national search, Old Dominion University has named Don Stansberry as its vice president for student engagement and enrollment services.
Stansberry has held the position on an interim basis since July 2019; his permanent post will begin on Jan. 10.
After national trends predicted a steep decline in college enrollment because of the pandemic, Stansberry mobilized more than 350 staff members across its campus to call new and returning students and led divisional efforts to increase enrollment, the university said in a statement. As a result, ODU experienced enrollment growth in summer and fall.
“Old Dominion is fortunate to have a student-centered leader like Dr. Stansberry — a practitioner, scholar and administrator who has been instrumental in developing and implementing programs at ODU,” ODU President John R. Broderick said in a letter to faculty and staff.
Broderick also said that Stansberry had contributed to some of the highest retention and graduation rates in ODU history.
“Dr. Stansberry has contributed to our commitment to inclusive excellence by engaging partners in diversifying our student body and creating student success initiatives such as the Safe Space and ODU Cares and supporting Brother2Brother,” Broderick added.