Wray Blair, Director of Admissions of Bethany College in West Virginia, has been named Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management of Frostburg State University effective March 1. FSU President Jonathan Gibralter announced the appointment to the FSU community on Jan. 17.
Blair will report to Provost Stephen Simpson and will be responsible for developing and directing the University’s enrollment strategy. He will also supervise the Office of Admissions and the University’s recruitment, retention, financial aid and scholarship operations.
“Mr. Blair’s enthusiasm for this institution and his experience in marketing, branding and recruitment will be an invaluable benefit to Frostburg State University as our Admissions team works to build best possible student body,” Gibralter said.
Returning to FSU after an absence of three years, Blair brings to the role more than 20 years of experience in admissions and strong knowledge and personal relationships with high schools and community colleges throughout Maryland and the surrounding states.
“I am so excited to again become part of the Frostburg State University community and family,” Blair said. “My family is excited about coming home to Frostburg, and I am eager to take on the new challenge I have ahead of me at FSU.”
Since February 2004, the Frostburg native has served as Director of Admissions at Bethany College in West Virginia. Under his leadership there, the applicant pool increased by more than 50 percent and the academic profile of the entering class also improved. During his years at Bethany, Blair has gained significant experience with marketing, branding, and recruitment practices designed to raise the visibility of a small, rural institution.
Blair holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from West Virginia University and began his career as sports information director at Frostburg in 1984. From 1985 to 2004, he was FSU’s Assistant and then Associate Director of Admissions.
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