Denise McDowell

Winona State University announces the appointment of Denise Lloyd McDowell to the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Life, effective July 13, 2015.

As vice president, McDowell will lead enrollment management at WSU, addressing recruitment and retention, as well as access and opportunity for underserved populations. She will also direct student life services, including housing, student conduct and student wellness.

“I’m excited to be joining such a dynamic team of enrollment management and student life professionals,” said McDowell. “Working together we can achieve so much for our students and the WSU community. The possibilities are endless.”

McDowell currently serves as Dean of Enrollment Management and Registrar at Kansas City Kansas Community College. Prior to this appointment, she was Director of the Student Support Services Program and Head Counselor of the Education Opportunity Center at MCC-Penn Valley Community College. Additionally, Dr. McDowell served as an Assistant Director/Program Counselor with Emporia State University. She holds a doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University, a master’s degree in counseling from University of Central Missouri, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lincoln University.

“Dr. McDowell brings decades of experience in promoting access and educational opportunities through the development and implementation of co-curricular programming,” said Scott R. Olson, president of WSU. “She has extensive expertise in creating a supportive environment in which all students can succeed, and our students and our university as a whole will benefit from her leadership in this area.”

For more information, call the WSU Communications Office at 507-457-5024.

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