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RMU Names Wendy Beckemeyer Vice President of Enrollment and Financial Aid

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Pittsburgh – Robert Morris University has named Wendy Beckemeyer its new vice president for enrollment and financial aid, effective July 1, 2012.

RMUNewsBeckemeyer2In her new position, Beckemeyer will act as the university’s chief enrollment officer, charged with developing and implementing recruitment strategies. She will oversee the offices of admissions and financial aid, and will take a lead role in enrollment marketing initiatives. Beckemeyer will report directly to RMU President Gregory G. Dell’Omo.

“Wendy has exactly the combination of expertise and experience that Robert Morris seeks as we grow our residential campus while reaching out to more graduate and nontraditional students,” said Dell’Omo. “Wendy understands the higher education market in western Pennsylvania but also brings a national perspective that will allow RMU to recruit a diverse mix of students.”

Beckemeyer comes to RMU from Chatham University, where she has been vice president of enrollment since 2010. Prior to that, she served in the same role for Alfred University (2004-2010) in New York and Colby-Sawyer College (1996-2004) in New London, N.H. She also has 12 years of experience as a consultant for Noel-Levitz, specializing in recruitment, predictive modeling, financial aid leveraging, publications, market research, team building, and strategic enrollment planning.

Wendy has a B.A. in communications and an M.B.A. in marketing from California Lutheran University (CLU) in Thousand Oaks, Calif., where she played softball as a student and eventually became the university’s head softball coach for two years. She also worked two years as CLU's assistant director of admissions.

“I am very excited to join the leadership team and work for President Dell'Omo," said Beckemeyer, who lives in O'Hara Township, with her husband, Wayne, and son, Blake, a high school senior.

"RMU has a very strong enrollment management team, and I am thrilled to be joining such an accomplished university.”

Robert Morris University, founded in 1921, is a private, four-year institution with an enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers 60 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs. An estimated 22,000 alumni live and work in western Pennsylvania.