Katie Young, a UALR staff member since 1993, was recently appointed director of admissions for the university.
As director, Young will supervise staff in the newly reorganized Office of Admissions leading university recruitment and student admissions. She was named the interim director of recruitment in 2012 and assumed her new role effective May 20.
Young most recently worked in the College of Engineering Information Technology (EIT) as assistant dean for undergraduate affairs. As assistant dean she provided leadership in new student recruitment programs and provided student and faculty/administration support.
In addition, she provided leadership for the EIT Ambassador Program and organized many recruitment events for the college and university, including the recent Discover UALR spring recruitment event.
“Ms. Young brings with her a strong set of skills, high energy and creativity that will be key in building programs to attract new UALR students,” said Dean Kahler, vice chancellor for enrollment management for UALR.
Kahler added that Young’s student-centered approach would be highly successful in developing relationships to help build enrollment at UALR.