University of La Verne President Devorah Lieberman on Monday announced the resignation of Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management Mary Aguayo, effective Jan. 3 next year.
She also on Monday announced the resignation of University General Counsel Doajo Hicks, which was effective Sept. 30.
The University provost, Kerop Janoyan, is currently on leave from his position, but he is expected to return within the month, according to officials in his office.
“We will … be using this time to examine all areas of the University related to the student lifecycle – including retention, persistence, and degree completion – to ensure we continue to move in a direction that is grounded in student success, and the success of the University,” Lieberman wrote in her Monday email announcement.
Discussion of these changes in upper management and more were taken up by the Faculty Senate on Monday, during which time the concern of the University’s declining enrollment and revenues was also discussed.
The University undershot its target enrollment of 5,800 students for this fall, with about 5,600 students currently registered, Roy Kwon, assistant provost of undergraduate programs, said during the Faculty Senate meeting.
President Lieberman told the Senate that she is looking forward to working with faculty and other constituents on a “sustainability” plan to increase enrollment and improve the University’s financial health.
—Vincent Matthew Franco and Anabel Martinez