New Dean of Enrollment Management named
May 22, 2012
Joseph Miller has been named LaGrange College's new Dean of Enrollment Management, overseeing both the admission and financial aid offices. He is the current director of admission at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala.
Will Jones, Vice President for External Relations, said he looks forward to the ideas and energy Miller will bring to the college's enrollment function.
"Joseph has a thorough understanding of private higher education and a proven track record of success in private college admissions—abilities that led to overall growth at his present institution of more than 25 percent," he said. "We are very pleased to have someone of his quality joining our enrollment team."
LaGrange College President Dan McAlexander said, "I am impressed by the innovative and cutting-edge strategies Joseph has developed for recruitment. We are delighted to welcome him to LaGrange."
Miller earned his bachelor's degree in philosophy from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., and his master's degree in intellectual history from Auburn University. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Huntingdon College.
"The institutional reputation of LaGrange College reflects its culture and dedication to student success," Miller said. "Now, LaGrange is uniquely poised for further distinction, with many exciting and ambitious projects contributing to growth in enrollment.
"I am honored to join the institution, and I look forward to helping continue that momentum as Dean of Enrollment Management."
Miller began his work in college recruitment 10 years ago as an admission counselor at Huntingdon. He advanced to assistant director of admission in 2004, and director of admission in 2005.
He currently serves on the college's strategic planning committee, institutional effectiveness task force and persistence task force.
He is chair-elect of the Alabama ACT Council, was a district coordinator for the Alabama Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and has been a presenter and resource for numerous higher education events and publications.
A native of Jacksboro, Tenn., Miller and his wife, Melissa, have three children and will be relocating to the LaGrange area.
"My family and I have been showered with hospitality and warm welcomes from the college and the community," he said, "and we are looking forward to calling LaGrange our new home."