To:      The Rensselaer Community

From:   Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., President

Professor of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy

Professor of Engineering Sciences

Date:   May 15, 2015

Re:      Jonathan D. Wexler Appointed Vice President for Enrollment Management

I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Jonathan D. Wexler, Vice President for Enrollment Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University, as Vice President for Enrollment Management, effective July 15, 2015.

In his role at Rensselaer, Mr. Wexler will assume responsibility for setting long- and short-range strategies for the Office of Enrollment Management in the recruitment of undergraduate, full and part-time graduate, and international students, for both the Troy and Hartford campuses. In addition, Mr. Wexler will oversee the Office of Financial Aid.

“I am honored to have been selected to lead the enrollment management division at a premier national institution such as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,” Wexler said. “I look forward to working with President Jackson, academic and administrative leaders, faculty, staff, students, and alumni and alumnae in continuing to build on the outstanding academic reputation of Rensselaer and the pursuit of accomplishing the goals outlined in The Rensselaer Plan 2024.”

Mr. Wexler currently oversees the offices of Undergraduate, Graduate, International, and Adult Part-Time Undergraduate Admissions, as well as Financial Aid, on the two primary campuses of Fairleigh Dickinson University. Under his leadership enrollment for the incoming Fall 2015 freshman class reached the highest level in the history of the university. Additionally, the Fall 2015 freshman class has been the strongest academically accomplished class on record in the university’s history.

Prior to assuming his current role at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Mr. Wexler served as Associate Vice President for Enrollment at the University of Puget Sound; Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Polytechnic University; and Director of Graduate Recruitment at Drexel University.

Mr. Wexler holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of South Carolina, and a dual bachelor’s degree in political science and communications from Goucher College.