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CSU Welcomes New Vice President and Dean of Admissions

Jonathan Wehner will spearhead strategic enrollment initiatives

Jonathan Wehner, a longtime higher education executive with significant experience and success in new student recruitment and retention, has been appointed vice president and dean of admissions, enrollment management and student success at Cleveland State University. He will oversee all enrollment and recruitment initiatives, and seek to expand CSU’s efforts to become a first-choice, urban research university.

“Jonathan Wehner has a proven track record of success in implementing innovative programs that have led to significant increases in enrollment through new student recruitment and retention,” says Randall C. Deike. “I am very pleased that he will be leading the great team we have here at Cleveland State.”

“CSU is a major community asset and a growing national leader in urban higher education,” Wehner adds. “I am looking forward to working with everyone on campus to recruit and retain the talented and engaged students that will help us continue this tremendous momentum.”

Wehner currently serves as vice president for enrollment management and dean of admissions at the Cleveland Institute of Art. In that role he has implemented strategic improvements that have led to a 45 percent increase in qualified applicants between fall 2017 and fall 2019. He previously served as director of recruitment and strategic initiatives at Case Western Reserve University from 2011 to 2016, where he was responsible for the vision, planning and execution of recruitment programs and integrated marketing campaigns for the Division of Enrollment Management.

Wehner holds a BA in English and an MBA, both from Case Western.