Lisa Meyer to Join Search Firm Witt/Kieffer
April 15, 2019
Vice President and Dean for Enrollment Management Lisa Meyer announced today that she will leave Lewis & Clark to join executive search firm Witt/Kieffer. She will develop and lead a new mid-level search program in the Illinois company’s education division. Based in Portland, her work on behalf of colleges and universities will be nationwide. Meyer’s last day at Lewis & Clark will be July 8.
“While I am sorry to see her go, I recognize that this is a great opportunity for Lisa to explore something new,” said President Wim Wiewel. “Over the last eight years at Lewis & Clark, Lisa has led our admissions and financial efforts amid the challenges that face our sector. She has been instrumental in the burgeoning efforts of the Strategic Enrollment Management steering committee. That college-wide group continues in full force and is succeeding in no small part due to the groundwork she has laid.”
Since Meyer’s arrival in 2011, the percentage of students of color in the entering classes has doubled from 16 to 32 percent. And the goals for the size of the class have increased by 10 percent, from approximately 500 to more than 550. She has built relationships so that Athletics staff are now an integral part of the recruitment team. In addition to managing the College of Arts and Sciences admissions efforts and financial aid for the entire institution, Meyer supervised Public Affairs and Communications from 2012 to 2018.
“I have been honored to represent Lewis & Clark for the past eight years and to be welcomed into this remarkable community. After three decades in enrollment and marketing, I am excited to try something new, but I certainly will miss my incredible colleagues who continue to match great students with this great college,” said Meyer. “I look forward to hearing about your many successes in the years to come.”
Planning for a national search for a vice president and dean for enrollment management will begin immediately. An interim appointment has not yet been made.