Associate Vice President
Texas Tech University
While serving Texas Tech University as Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services, Robert Shindell was responsible for the oversight of all recruitng, admissions, financial aid and scholarships for Texas Tech University. Robert Shindell managed 10 direct reports with 96 total staff in Lubbock, San Antionio, Houston and Dallas.
Robert Shindell was also responsible for:
- Developed enrollment models and projections to assist in university-wide planning, while monitoring progress toward goals of the University’s enrollment management plan.
- Determined strategic use of financial aid for the recruitment of new students and retention of current students.
- Enhanced relationships with the University community, particularly academic and student affairs, through communication and engaging them in the effort to attract, enroll and retain students.
Specific Task Objectives:
- Increased freshman and transfer applications by 15 percent.
- Enhanced relationships with high schools and community colleges by communicating with and engaging them in the effort to attract, enroll and retain students
- Implemented and assessed all recruitment in high school and community colleges
- Performed research and implement initiatives for high school and community college recruitment; and interpret data and trends
- Interacted with important constituent groups including prospective students, alumni, parents, secondary school personnel, and a wide variety of professional organizations
- Enhanced market share by region
- Coordinated the recruiter participation in events coordinated by the Office of Admissions
- Overall responsibility for financial and administrative management of recruitment including accounting and financial analysis, financial reporting, budget management and personnel
- Performed research and implement initiatives for prospect management, recruitment, and enrollment; and interpret data and trends
- Represented the Division of Enrollment Management on appropriate University committees and councils
- Developed and implement administrative, technological, or service initiatives to improve divisional effectiveness and service.
- Interacted with important constituent groups including the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Board of Regents, faculty, staff, current and prospective students, alumni, parents, secondary school personnel, state and federal agencies, elected officials, and a wide variety of professional organizations.
- Assisted in strategic management of departmental budgets.
- Provided leadership in the development of marketing and communications materials