PLYMOUTH, N.H. –Alumnus Jim Hundrieser says the campus of Plymouth State University is quite different from the campus he remembers as a graduate student in the late 1980s. However, he still feels the same “positive energy” from students, faculty and staff and is “incredibly grateful” to have the opportunity to serve the University, its students, faculty, staff, and local community in a new capacity.
PSU President Sara Jayne Steen announced Hundrieser’s appointment as Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. “Jim brings together a set of experiences that position him to broaden our student recruitment efforts,” she said. “He has also demonstrated a special commitment to academic excellence and community engagement. We look forward to welcoming him to our campus and community.”
Hundrieser earned a master of education from PSU in 1990 where he was also an admission intern and a residence director between 1987 and 1990.
Currently, Hundrieser is vice president at Noel-Levitz, a higher education consulting firm, where he has also served as executive consultant and associate vice president. At Noel-Levitz he led the enrollment planning consulting team, working with college and university clients nationwide in developing comprehensive and data-informed strategic enrollment plans.
Hundrieser has also served as Vice President for Student Development at Lynn University (Fla.), where he was also associate professor in the College of Education. Among his successes at Lynn are creating a first-year experience program, designing a community agreement model for all residential areas, and originating a parent’s orientation and engagement model. In addition, he served as Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Marymount Manhattan College (N.Y.).
“One of my core values is building an environment where students succeed,” he said. “I do not see students as ‘customers.’ I see students as members of the community and believe each member of the community shares responsibility to provide an environment focused on success and appreciation for differences.”
President Steen also praised Hundrieser’s commitment to student success. “Jim brings a wealth of experience to PSU,” she said. In his 25 years of student affairs and enrollment management work, he has consistently made the needs of students a top priority.
PSU junior Alexandra Casale, a member of the search committee that helped recruit Hundrieser, also is excited. “We had a great pool of candidates, but Jim really embodied the spirit of Plymouth.”
Hundrieser comes to a school with more than 4,500 undergraduate students and 3,000 graduate students. With students from more than 43 states and 34 foreign countries, PSU has become a global campus with firm New Hampshire roots.
Hundrieser earned a bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University prior to attending PSU. He also earned a doctor of philosophy from Barry University (Fla.).
For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU News Services Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Tim Kershner, Chief Public Relations Officer at (603-535-2476 or email@example.com.