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Cathy Tipton, acting director of admissions since July 2019, has been named director of admissions. She began serving in her new role on Oct. 1.
“As acting director, Cathy led the admissions team through a very challenging time due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Shobi Sivadasan, vice provost of enrollment management. “She and her team developed some very creative approaches to responding to the challenge, and those strategies helped ensure that COVID-19’s impact on our fall enrollment would be contained. Cathy and her team quickly pivoted to a virtual recruitment and yield plan that proved to be very successful. Among a strong pool of candidates, Cathy rose to the top, and I look forward to continuing to work with her.”
A member of the Missouri S&T admissions staff since 2004, Tipton oversees a staff of over 20 employees who work to attract prospective students to enroll at the university. The admissions staff is responsible for undergraduate admissions, including the recruitment of freshmen and transfer students, and the S&T visitor center in Parker Hall.