Dr. Richard Barnhouse Named VP for Strategic Enrollment Management

(Bradenton, Fla., Oct. 20, 2016) — Dr. Richard Barnhouse, the new Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management at  State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), is geared up for Spring enrollment, which begins Oct. 24, and wants to make sure students know SCF staff are available to help them explore their options. Dr. Barnhouse, who took over his new role in July, is focused on providing a concierge experience for students and having more SCF liaisons in the community.

Dr. Barnhouse comes from the University of Wisconsin, where he served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment. He has 15 years of experience in enrollment strategies and student services, and has developed and implemented strategic enrollment plans for a community college in Wisconsin and for the University of Wisconsin’s 13-campus system. Dr. Barnhouse also has served in student affairs capacities at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

In deciding to come to SCF, Dr. Barnhouse said the College offered him the best opportunity for developing enrollment plans. He also was impressed that part of the College’s mission is for community prosperity and that the student potential here is enormous.

“It is clear the president wanted change, wants to be cutting edge,” he said. “That was attractive. The way this institution has reorganized and repositioned itself is really to focus on student success and academics, in a very synergistic way. That’s not happening everywhere.  It was clear to me that was happening here.”

Dr. Barnhouse received his Ph.D. in education and leadership from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He earned a Master of Arts degree in sports administration from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree in physical education/exercise physiology from Brock University in Ontario, Canada.

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