|Fischer to hired to work with community colleges in North Dakota, Minnesota|
UND has hired Kyle Fischer as the university’s interim assistant director of Online Enrollment Management, Outreach and Recruitment. Fischer’s position is the result of UND’s long-term goal of providing more educational opportunities to communities without a four-year public university by partnering with two-year community colleges in North Dakota and Minnesota.
Fischer will oversee a team of outreach coordinators who will augment UND’s current recruitment efforts across the region. Fischer and three other outreach coordinators will focus on recruiting traditional transfer and distance students in specific territories in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Currently, UND has an outreach coordinator located on the Bismarck State College campus for south central and western North Dakota as well as an outreach coordinator for northern North Dakota located on the Lake Region State College campus in Devils Lake. A fourth outreach coordinator will be hired to round out the team.
“We are very pleased to have Kyle lead our team,” said Philip Parnell, director of Online Enrollment Management and Community College Relations. “With Kyle’s leadership, UND is assembling an outstanding team of outreach coordinators who will work closely with community colleges to better serve the needs of students and communities across the region. We already are seeing great results with the number of community colleges interested in partnering with UND exceeding our expectations."
In his role, Fischer is also responsible for providing outreach services to all communities in northwestern Minnesota and northeastern North Dakota, including the Grand Forks Air Force Base. Specifically, Fischer will recruit, advise and provide outreach services for students interested in UND’s bachelor’s and graduate programs, including online and on-campus options. He will assist transfer students from community colleges, such as Northland Community & Technical College, Itasca Community College and Hibbing Community College, who want to complete their bachelor’s degrees on the UND campus in Grand Forks. He will also provide assistance to UND’s online students living in the region.
Prior to his position as interim assistant director, Fischer served for three years as the transfer specialist for the UND Office of Enrollment Services. In 2006, he graduated from UND with his bachelor’s degree in psychology and minors in professional flight and aviation management. He will complete his master’s degree in aviation from UND in May 2011.
Fischer’s office is located at the Skalicky Tech Incubator on the UND campus in Grand Forks. For more information, contact Fischer toll free at 1-800-342-8230 extension 0484, e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.distance.und.edu.
-- Jennifer Swangler, Assistant Director of Enrollment Management & Marketing, Continuing Education, email@example.com, 777-6374