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Fairleigh Dickinson University Appoints Luke Schultheis as Vice President for Enrollment, Planning and Effectiveness

Fairleigh Dickinson University president Christopher A. Capuano announced the appointment of Dr. Luke David Schultheis to the newly created position of Vice President for Enrollment, Planning and Effectiveness.

“In this position, Luke will provide the leadership necessary to develop and manage a comprehensive enrollment plan for the entire University, from which multi-year forecasts of enrollment, revenue and expenses will be derived, as well as better planning and marketing of University programs and priorities,” said President Capuano.

Luke has nearly 20 years of experience in higher education as a faculty member, chair, dean and senior administrator, following an initial career in business. He is known widely for his expertise in ensuring student success, particularly for underserved populations, and served as Vice President for the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers from 2014 to 2017.

“I am tremendously excited to join the progressive leadership at Fairleigh Dickinson University,” said Luke Schultheis. “The energy and focus geared toward continuing to enhance the student experience is quite evident.”

He most recently served as the Assistant Dean for Student Success and Director of the Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative at Michigan State University. He previously served as Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management at Virginia Commonwealth University, and before that as Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Luke is data driven and results oriented, and has led the development of many innovative programs for multiple institutions, while authoring book chapters and journal articles on admissions and enrollment management. He also is a member of the Editorial Review Board for Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly and the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Journal.

Among other efforts, he has a proven track record of improving access and the academic quality of new students at several institutions. He also has introduced technological platforms to significantly enhance admissions, financial aid and enrollment management.

Luke received his Ph.D. in education studies from the University of Nebraska, and graduate degrees in higher education administration and hospitality industry studies from Columbia University and New York University, respectively. He earned his undergraduate degree from the City University of New York.

Luke will begin his new appointment at FDU on December 1.

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