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Madeleine Rhyneer Named Vice President for Enrollment at Susquehanna

Published on March 11, 2014

Madeleine Eagon Rhyneer has been appointed vice president for enrollment at Susquehanna University. She has served as interim vice president for enrollment since late January.Madeleine Rhyneer Rhyneer’s appointment to the position follows a national search led by the university’s search committee and Witt/Kieffer, one of the top 10 executive search firms serving higher education.

“I am very happy to have Madeleine join the university’s senior leadership team,” Susquehanna President L. Jay Lemons said in a letter to the campus community. “I have tremendous confidence that her talent, experience and leadership skills will be a great asset to Susquehanna. I know we will find in her a willing collaborator and a wonderful partner in the work.”

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Rhyneer said she is enthusiastic about her new role. “It is an honor to be asked to join the Susquehanna University family. I’ve admired Susquehanna from afar and it will be a privilege to serve this distinguished community of scholars. Susquehanna is an exceptional university, poised to achieve even greater heights through the leadership of President Lemons, the Board of Trustees, and the first-rate team of senior leaders who will be my colleagues. It’s a truly humbling opportunity. My husband, Dana, and I look forward to our move to Selinsgrove—we can’t wait to settle in.”

Rhyneer most recently served as vice president for enrollment management at Albion College. Prior to that, she served as vice president for admissions and financial aid at Willamette University, where she later also held the title of chief marketing officer. From 1996 to 2005, she was vice president for admission and financial aid at DePauw University, which she served as vice president for strategic communication from 2005 to 2007.

Earlier in her career, she worked as a consultant for The College Board and served as director of admission for Whitman College, her undergraduate alma mater. She holds an MBA from Willamette University.




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