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HAMBURG, N.Y. – After a national search, Dwight B. Sanchez has been appointed Vice President for Enrollment Management at Hilbert College, President Michael S. Brophy, Ph.D. announced today. Sanchez will be a member of the college’s senior leadership team and will oversee the Office of Admissions and the Office of Student Finance. The appointment will be effective on July 1, 2019.
“I am confident that Dwight will bring an advanced, innovative, and effective strategy to Hilbert’s enrollment management efforts,” Dr. Brophy said. “We are excited to have a leader with Dwight’s experience and skill set in this important role.”
Sanchez has served as the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Chief Enrollment Officer, at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) since 2014. He led the strategic enrollment strategy at UDC and analyzed admissions, retention, and financial aid data to develop enrollment objectives. Sanchez has developed outreach efforts to actively promote, attract, and enroll a diverse student body. He led an effort at UDC to implement a strategic enrollment plan, which utilizes predictive indicators, projection modeling, dynamic discounting, and effective communications plans. As a result, Sanchez and his team were able to grow the freshmen class by 38% over the last three years. New transfer students enrollment increased by 16% and overall student diversity grew by 33%.
Prior to UDC, Sanchez was the Dean of Enrollment Management at Clark Atlanta University (2012-14), Director of Recruitment and Admissions at UDC (2012), Director of Admissions for Recruitment and Operations at Johnson C. Smith University (2009-12) in Charlotte, N.C., and International and Diversity Admission Counselor at Johnson C. Smith University (2009).
Sanchez has published multiple papers on enrollment and served as a panelist or presenter at various national conferences. He is a member of many professional organizations, including the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the National Research Center for College & University Admissions. He has certificates of participation and completion in the Enrollment Leadership Academy through Collegeboard and the Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions.
Prior to higher education administration, he was a Spanish educator and worked with elementary-aged students whose primary language was not English to identify and recommend appropriate services. Sanchez, a native of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, is bilingual and received a bachelor’s in English and bachelor’s in Spanish from Johnson C. Smith University.
Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 800 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs in criminal justice administration and public administration, including a track in health administration.
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