Elmira College Welcomes New VP of Enrollment Management
Elmira, NY (09/15/2021) — Elmira College welcomes W. Eric Sykes as the new vice president of enrollment management, who will oversee the recruitment and enrollment efforts of the College.
Sykes comes with extensive experience working for colleges and universities. He started as a Psychology professor at Indiana University and then at Dickinson College before moving into staff roles. Pairing his love for research, data collection and analysis, he became the assistant director of institutional research at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. From there, he moved into enrollment management positions, using data to make strategic decisions about the college and university programs and recruitment strategies. Most recently, Sykes served as vice president of enrollment management for Quinnipiac University in Connecticut
"I'm excited to join the team at Elmira College," said Sykes. "My passion is to translate data into insight and understanding that ultimately informs decision-making and illuminates a clear path forward for the institution. I look forward to highlighting what makes Elmira College unique and conveying its special qualities to prospective students who will enroll and thrive here."
Sykes earned a bachelor's from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois, and a master's degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
About Elmira College
Founded in 1855, Elmira College is a private, residential, liberal arts college offering 25-plus majors, an honors program, 17 academic societies, and 18 Division III varsity teams. Located in the Southern Finger Lakes Region of New York, Elmira's undergraduate and graduate student population hails from more than 20 states and nine countries. Elmira is a Phi Beta Kappa College and has been ranked a top college, nationally, for student internships. The College is also home to the Center for Mark Twain Studies, one of four historically significant Twain heritage sites in the U.S., which attracts Twain scholars and educators from around the world for research on the famous literary icon. Proud of its history and tradition, the College is committed to the ideals of community service, and intellectual and individual growth.