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New executive director of Admission named

Admissions Exec Director Rodney San JoseStetson University has named Rodney “RC” San Jose to the position of executive director of Admission. Rodney comes to Stetson from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., where he has served as the executive director for Enrollment Management for Admissions Operations for 10 years. In this position, San Jose directed recruitment strategies for 1,100 freshmen and 375 transfers and enrolled three of the largest freshman classes with the strongest academic profiles. At Stetson, he will be in charge of managing the admission staff and advising the vice president for Enrollment Management.

Rodney brings more than 20 years of experience in higher education to his job at Stetson. At Bradley, he started as a regional admissions representative and coordinator of the Chicago regional office. He was then promoted as a member of the enrollment management executive committee and assisted in developing and implementing the annual strategic recruitment plan and provided leadership for the Office of Admission. Recently Rodney has been instrumental in helping Bradley University increase diversity in the freshman class and in securing the school’s record application numbers this year.

Rodney has served on the Illinois Association of College Admission Counselors government relations committee, chair of the north central district, and the mentors and mentee program. He has presented widely at annual conferences of The College Board, ACT, National Research Center for College & University Admissions and the Illinois Association of College Admission Counselors.

“Rodney is very well-liked and respected by the high school guidance counselors in the Chicago region and Midwest and is a real ‘take charge’ kind of guy,” said Stetson Vice President for Enrollment Management Joel Bauman. “He is a great mentor to his staff, a wonderful dad, and is recognized as having a tremendous skill-set. He is just the right professional at just the right time, as the enrollment area and Stetson University step boldly into the future of significance.”

Rodney graduated from Bradley University with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering technology, with a minor in business administration. He and his wife Nicole have two school-age daughters. He will officially begin in his new role at Stetson University on Monday, May 20.