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Nominee Bio: Vern Granger

Nominee for President-elect:

 Vern Granger

Vern Granger
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
University of Connecticut

 

EXPERIENCE

NACAC: 
• Member, 2005-present;
• Guiding the Way to Inclusion: Faculty, 2009-15, Program Director 2011;
• Local Advisory Committee: Member, 2010-11;
• Member Relations Committee: Member, 2008-10

New England ACAC:
• Member, 2018-present

Southern ACAC:
• Member, 2001-2012; Associate Member, 2012-2018;
• Presidential Cycle: President-elect, 2010-11; President, 2011-12; Past President, 2012;
• NACAC Assembly Delegate, 2005-12; Chief Delegate, 2012-13;
• Human Relations Committee: Chair, 2008-09; Co-Chair, 2009-10;
• Mini-Camp College Co-Chair, 2009-2010;
• 
Dry Run: Faculty, 2005-2008

Ohio ACAC:
• Member, 2012-2018

Other Professional Organizations: 
• NAFSA: Association of International Educators: Member, 1998-present; Mentoring Committee: Member, 2016-2018; Black and Multicultural Professionals in International Education Committee: Member, 2018-present; International Enrollment Management Learning Committee: Member 2019-present; 
• 
The College Board: Member, 2004-present; Advisory Council Member, 2018-present; Access and Diversity Collaboration Committee Member, 2014-present; Advisory Committee Member, 2018-present;
• Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars’ and Admissions Officers (SACRAO): Member, 1998-2012; Professional Access and Equity Committee: Member, 2002-2006;
• 
Carolina Association of Collegiate Registrars’ and Admissions Officers (CACRAO): Member, 1996-2009; North Carolina School Counselor Conference Committee Member, 2002-2005; Chair, 2004-2005; North Carolina Educational Opportunities Program Committee Member, 2000-2006; Newcomers’ Conference Committee Member, 2005-2006; Professional Access and Equity Committee Member, 1999-2006; Chair, 2004-2006; Presidential Cycle: President-Elect, 2006-2007; President, 2007-2008; Past President, 2008-2009; Honorary Membership, 2012;


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
• University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT: Director of Admissions, 2018-present;
• The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH: Executive Director of Admissions, 2012-18;
• The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN: Director of Admissions, 2009-12;
• North Caroline State University, Raleigh, NC: Senior Associate Director of Admissions, 1998-2009;
• Louisburg College, Louisburg, NC: Assistant Director of Admissions, 1996-98

EDUCATION:
• M.A. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
• B.A. University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC

AWARDS
• The Ohio State University Rainbow Center Buckeye Pride Community Impact Award: Recipient, 2014;
• Southern ACAC Garrett Klein Award: Recipient, 2009;
• CACRAO Award of Excellence: Recipient, 2004;
• Fulbright Scholarship Recipient: Study of German Educational System, 2002;
• SACRAO Multicultural Award of Excellence: Recipient, 2000

PRESENTATION HIGHLIGHTS:
• 2010-2020 University of Tennessee, The Ohio State University, and University of Connecticut - Departments of Higher Education Administration, Guest Lecturer: Enrollment Landscape in Higher Education;
• 
2019 College Board National Forum: Understanding the Role of Race Neutral Strategies Under Federal Nondiscrimination Law: An Evolving Lens;
 
2019 Leading a Dynamic College Counseling Program: Admission Trends and Industry Challenges;
• 
2016-2019 Overseas Schools Programs – China, Western Europe, Central and South America: Multiple presentations to students and leadership at secondary schools, and American Embassies and Consulates on college admission and financial aid trends and processes in the United States;
• 
2018 Admissions Middle Management Institute: The Role of the Enrollment Management Leader in Diversity;
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2017 Educational Collaboration of International Schools Conference, Barcelona: Enrollment Trends in Higher Educational Institutions in the United States;
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2015 NACAC Guiding the Way to Inclusion:Leadership Pipelines: Institutional, Local Affiliate and National;
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2015 College Board National Forum: The Role of Off-Campus Orientation Programs in International Students’ Success;
• 2015 American Council on Education, Race, Class, and College Access: Achieving Diversity in a Shifting Legal Landscape Report Release Convening: Beyond Admissions: The Connection Between Admissions and Student Success;
• 
2014 Chief Enrollment Officers Forum:Value of Diversity: Access and Inclusion through Deliberate Institutional Action;
• 
2014 Association of International Educators Annual Conference: Achieving Equity in International Education through Campus Collaboration;
• 
2013 NACAC Annual Conference: Navigating the Landscape of Ethical College Admission;
• 
2011 SACRAO Annual Conference: Building Successful Pathways with Two-Year Institutions: The UT-Knoxville – Pellissippi State Community College Bridge Program;
• 
2010-2011 NACAC Guiding the Way to Inclusion: Building a Strategic Enrollment Plan




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