Albert Colom will join the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire as vice chancellor for enrollment management on Oct. 1.
As a member of the chancellor's executive team, Colom will work collaboratively across the university to guide and advise the chancellor and university leadership on enrollment management. He will lead the creation and ongoing operation of the new enrollment management division and will be responsible for the development, implementation and achievement of the goals of a universitywide enrollment management plan.
“Albert Colom understands that UW-Eau Claire is a thriving institution rather than one that needs to be rebuilt from the ‘ground up,’" said Dr. Leah Olson McBride, chair of the search committee for the vice chancellor for enrollment management, as well as social work department chair and associate professor. "He is excited about the opportunity to continue to help us meet our goals related to recruitment and retention.”
Colom has been the associate vice president for enrollment services at the University of North Florida since 2014. Earlier he served as vice provost for enrollment management and then vice president for enrollment management at Bowling Green State University from 2009-2014, and as vice president for enrollment management at Oklahoma State University from 2006-2009. His experience also has included several leadership roles in admissions and retention at Florida Atlantic University, as well as admissions and additional roles at the University of South Florida.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Blugold family and look forward to helping take UW-Eau Claire to the next level,” Albert said. “My early impression of the university is that it is made up of passionate, dedicated people who care about the mission and provide a high level of service to its students. It’s been refreshing to see everyone on the same page, and I’m ready to start and get more involved in the process."
Colom holds a both a master’s degree in educational leadership and a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of South Florida, where he also completed his coursework toward a doctorate in higher education administration.