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June 13, 1996
Neill F. Sanders Named Dean of Undergraduate Enrollment Policy and Management
Neill F. Sanders, dean of undergraduate admissions at
Vanderbilt University, has been named College dean of
undergraduate enrollment policy and management at the University
of Rochester. In that role, he will oversee admissions and
financial aid programs for the College's undergraduate body.
"In a very strong field of candidates, Neill Sanders stood
out as an exceptional individual," said Provost Charles E.
Phelps. "We're delighted to have him."
Sanders will report to the provost and maintain a close
working relationship with the College dean.
At Vanderbilt, undergraduate applications increased by more
than a third during Sanders' seven-year tenure. The geographical
and racial diversity, the quality of students as judged by test
scores, class ranks, and high school grade point averages also
increased significantly during that time.
Sanders has published and presented widely in admissions
circles, and has consulted for the College Board.
"One of the primary reasons I'm coming to Rochester is the
opportunity to work with the institution's leadership on a
clearly defined vision of the University as expressed through the
Renaissance Plan," Sanders said. "This is an innovative approach
to education, and to academic management, and I look forward to
making a contribution to the plan."
He holds a B.A. in American history from the University of
Missouri-Saint Louis, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in American
History from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he was a
Woodrow Wilson Fellow.
He has served as dean of admissions and assistant professor
of history at Harris-Stowe State College (1971-74), assistant
professor of history at the University of Missouri-Columbia
(1974), assistant director of admissions and adjunct professor of
history at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis (1974-83),
associate director of admissions and adjunct associate professor
of history at Washington State University (1983-87), and director
of admissions and adjunct associate professor of history at
Wichita State University (1987-89).
About the University of Rochester
The University of Rochester (www.rochester.edu) is one of the nation's leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering is complemented by the Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and the Memorial Art Gallery.