May 12, 2011 | WMU News
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's Office of Admissions has announced the promotions of three veteran staff members.
Filling a position vacated by the retirement of Pam Liberacki, Jodi Ward was named associate director of admissions, effective Jan. 24, 2011. In her new position, Ward directs and coordinates the operations and support functions of the office.
She came to WMU as assistant director of admissions in July 2001 and was promoted to transfer admissions coordinator in 2007. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Michigan State University and her master's degree in human resources development from WMU.
Scott Hennessy, former WMU student outreach coordinator, was promoted to associate director for admissions outreach. He has responsibility for oversight of all campus admissions events and tours, the Student Ambassador Program, telecounseling operations, and website development.
Hennessy began working at WMU in 1993 as assistant director of admissions and became student outreach coordinator in 1999. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with a major in finance and communications in 1991 and a master's degree in organization communication from WMU in 1995.
Jill Hamilton stepped into the transfer admissions coordinator position formerly held by Ward, effective March 1, 2011. In her new role, she has responsibility for oversight of transfer recruitment and selection and awarding of transfer scholarships.
She started at WMU in 2003 as assistant director of admissions. Since 2008, she has also served as a First Year Seminar instructor. She was herself a transfer student when she enrolled at the University in 1998 and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with a major in marketing in 2000.