Aquinas College hires new vice president for enrollment management

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Erin Craig, a native of Syracuse, New York, has been selected as the new vice president for enrollment management at Aquinas College. Craig has more than 15 years of experience in admissions at higher education institutions in New York and Washington, D.C. Her role is effective July 15.

Craig was selected following an extensive national search to provide leadership and direction for the College’s admissions efforts for undergraduate, graduate, continuing, transfer and international students, as well as financial aid strategy. She will report to President Kevin Quinn and will be a member of the cabinet.

“We are tremendously excited to be bringing Erin to Aquinas College,” President Quinn said. “She is a rising star nationally in enrollment management and will bring her experience and strategic vision to bolster our student recruitment efforts to new heights”

Craig’s extensive admissions experience includes enrollment strategy, data analysis, financial aid and scholarship management, and marketing and communications.

She comes to Aquinas from the State University of New York College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry in Syracuse, where she has served as associate provost for enrollment management and marketing since 2017. At SUNY ESF she led the largest enrollment growth plan in the institution’s history and led campus marketing and communication strategies.

Prior to that, Craig served as dean of enrollment management at Herkimer County Community College in Herkimer, New York, and director of internship programs and director of admissions at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies. Craig began her career at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, serving in various positions in the admissions office, including director of admission.

“I am truly honored and humbled to serve Aquinas College and its community as the chief enrollment officer. Throughout the search process, it was clear that President Quinn had a strong vision for the College and valued the need to make sound data-driven decisions regarding enrollment,” Craig said.
"As an advocate for Catholic higher education, I believe in the value of a liberal arts education that ensures strong outcomes for its graduates while also embracing the importance of developing well-rounded individuals. I look forward to joining the Aquinas leadership team next month.”

Craig earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance and a master’s degree in general education, both from Le Moyne College.