Rhodes joins Southeastern as dean of enrollment management
Contact: Christina Chapple
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HAMMOND – Jeffrey Rhodes has joined the Southeastern Louisiana University administration as dean of enrollment management.
As dean, he will oversee the operations of Southeastern’s admissions, financial aid, and records and registration areas.
Rhodes comes to Southeastern from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn., where he was director of admissions. He also served as associate registrar at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, registrar at Odessa College in Odessa, Texas, and dean of students at Clarendon College in Clarendon, Texas.
He also has written or contributed to articles published in education journals and presented papers at state, regional and national conference meetings.
“Dr. Rhodes has had direct experience in all of the areas that report to the Dean of Enrollment Management position at Southeastern,” said Southeastern President Randy Moffett. “His impressive academic credentials, demonstrated leadership abilities, and vision for the enrollment management division at Southeastern convince us that he will continue to be a strong leader in the enrollment management arena and will be instrumental in the attainment of our recruitment and retention goals.”
A Texas native, Rhodes earned his doctoral degree in higher education administration at Texas Tech University, where he also received his bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies. He has a master’s degree in religion from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas.
During his tenure as director of admissions at St. Cloud State, the university experienced increases in enrollment of new freshmen, transfer students, and minority students.
Before joining the university administration, “I heard nothing but glowing remarks about Southeastern,” said Rhodes. “Southeastern is a good place to work with good people. It is clear that my dedication to doing what is best for students will be a good fit.”