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James Roche Named Associate Provost for Enrollment Management

March 31, 2011

Provost James Staros is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. James Roche to the position of Associate Provost for Enrollment Management, effective April 1, 2011.  Working with our excellent team in Academic Affairs, Admissions, Campus Life, and Communications and Marketing, the Associate Provost for Enrollment Management is responsible for recruitment, admission, and financial aid for undergraduate students.With Dr. Roche's leadership in this new critical position, I amconfident that we will improve coordination and increase both the number of applications and the yield of applications, while maintaining the high academic standards that have traditionally characterized the campus.

James Roche comes to UMass from his most recent position as Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, Washington State University.  Adata-driven leader, he had previously served WSU as the Director of Institutional Research.  He has also worked as the Director of Research and Director of Communications for EDUCAUSE.  He began his professional career as a photojournalist, then joined the faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park.  He earned his Ph.D. in mass communications at the Indiana University, an M.A. in journalism at Marquette University, and a B.A. in mass communications at Southern Illinois University.