Jay W. Goff, vice provost and dean of enrollment management at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named vice president of enrollment and retention management at Saint Louis University.
Goff joined Missouri S&T in 2001 as the campus’s first dean of enrollment management. He begins his new position at SLU on Aug. 15, 2011.
During his tenure at Missouri S&T, Goff led the university’s effort to increase enrollment by nearly 56 percent – from 4,626 in the fall of 2000 to 7,206 in 2010.
Missouri S&T Chancellor John F. Carney III says Goff’s efforts helped the university heighten its student academic profile, set campus records for graduation rates and enrollment of female and minority students, and improve access for students with greater financial need.
“Jay has done a remarkable job leading Missouri S&T’s effort to increase enrollment while ensuring the high quality of our student body,” Carney says. “Missouri S&T is now among the top 15 universities in the nation for the number of engineering bachelor degrees granted, thanks in large part to Jay’s efforts.”
“Missouri S&T is a very special place, and during my 10 years in Rolla I have developed many close friendships among our students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the Rolla community,” says Goff. “I will miss my Rolla friends but will certainly be back to visit from time to time as I’ll be just a short drive away.”
At Missouri S&T, Goff was responsible for restructuring and leading the university’s enrollment management efforts, including admissions, student financial assistance, the registrar’s office, pre-college programs, new student programs, student diversity initiatives, marketing and Asian partnerships. His collaborative work also helped attract more students to Missouri S&T from within the state as well as nationally and internationally.
An active member of the American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), Goff has served as coordinator of that organization’s strategic enrollment management conference for four-year colleges and universities since 2009.
He also serves on the American College Testing (ACT) national education advisory board and the Educational Policy Institute’s board of advisors. In November 2008, Missouri’s AACRAO recognized him with the professional service award for his enrollment management leadership and contributions.
Goff holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in communication studies from Southeast Missouri State University and the University of Kansas, respectively.
The search committee for Goff’s replacement will be chaired by F. Stephen Malott, vice chancellor for administrative services at Missouri S&T.