Meyer chosen as new admissions director

The Office of Admissions opened its doors to a new face on April 20. Lisa Meyer, formerly a staff member at Scripps College, was appointed the position of director of admissions, formerly held by Doug Wible. / photo by Scott Harvey
The Office of Admissions opened its doors to a new face on April 20. Lisa Meyer, formerly a staff member at Scripps College, was appointed the position of director of admissions, formerly held by Doug Wible. / photo by Scott Harvey

by Laura Czingula
Editor in Chief

The search for a new undergraduate admissions director is over and the candidate has been chosen for the University of La Verne.

Lisa Meyer, who currently works for Scripps College in Claremont is making a change to the ULV, by heading the Office of Admissions.

Meyer comes from an extensive background in undergraduate recruitment. In the past she has served as director of admissions at Pitzer College and has served in various positions and other roles in administration at Pacific University and Willamette University, which is where she also received her bachelor’s in English and Spanish.

“One of the things that I am really looking forward to is putting systems into effect,” said Meyer.

Over the past year the admissions office has been undergoing several personnel changes.

Since Doug Wible, former director of admissions, resigned from his position last August to work at Cal Baptist in Riverside, Dr. Len Hightower, assistant to the president, has taken over.

After nine years with the Office of Admissions, Michelle Vergara, associate admissions director, resigned in March.

“It’s [the admission staff] has a very young staff and I’m excited about that,” said Meyer. “With a young staff, they are always open for new ideas.”

Meyer has a master’s degree in English Literature from Boston College, her field of studies includes English and higher education administration. She has also completed all but her dissertation at the doctoral level at Claremont Graduate School.

“I’ve been at small schools all my life,” said Meyer. “Small schools are a positive thing and that’s why I’m interested in La Verne.”

Meyer hopes to open up the channels of communications at the ULV.

“I think the real work of admissions is in the education of students,” she said. “As far as what I want to bring to La Verne is education in the admissions department. I want to educate the students and the community what the University has to offer. I want to listen to students,” she said.

Meyer enjoys working with prospective students and educating them on what the school has to offer. She likes how ULV is on a more personal level, however, she still plans on keeping the office organized with a computer system.

“I’m excited about what is going on at La Verne,” said Meyer. “I want to have an interactive relationship with the community.”

“The selection committee and myself believe Lisa’s talents, energy and understanding of the recruitment process is a good fit for our goals for undergraduate enrollment,” said Dr. Hightower.

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