LITTLE ROCK Dean R. Kahler will join the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Nov. 5 as vice chancellor of enrollment management, the university announced Monday.
Kahler has served as executive director of Navitas, a program for graduated and undergraduate international students, at Western Kentucky University, UALR stated in a news release.
Kahler earned a Ph.D. in educational administration from Southern Illinois University and a higher education and post-doctoral studies in enrollment management from the University of Florida, the release states. He also received a master's degree in public administration at Southern University and a bachelors degree in sociology and criminal justice at Winona State University in Minnesota, according to the release.
“As UALR’s first vice chancellor for enrollment management, Dr. Kahler will bring experience and energetic leadership to increase overall enrollment and to achieve a mix of students at UALR that aligns with our purposes and our strengths,” Chancellor Joel E. Anderson said in a statement. “This is an exciting opportunity for Dr. Kahler to bring clarified purpose and vision to the recruitment, admission, and retention of undergraduate and graduate students across all UALR programs.”
Kahler said he believes he can transfer the momentum he had at WKU to UALR.
Anderson said Kahler will be a key player as UALR faces changes in higher education systems.