After a nationwide search, Randall Langston will be joining TWU as the incoming Vice President for Enrollment Management as of June 19.
Langston is coming to us with extensive experience as The College at Brockport’s current Assistance Vice President for Enrollment Management and acting Director of Undergraduate Admissions and the University of Northern Colorado’s former Executive Director of Enrollment Management.
Langston told The Lasso that he is very excited to be joining TWU. “From my embracing the mission of TWU, to my excitement in working at the largest university primarily for women, to extraordinary academic offerings, to the vibrant campus life and to the tremendous infrastructure that [the] school has built or is building, I see a very bright future for the college. This is an exciting time for TWU and I look forward to engaging the entire campus community in transparently discussing enrollment vision and strategy,” said Langston.
Looking ahead to his new position, Langston has several goals in mind. “My first goal is to get to know all of the amazing people at TWU. When I visited, I was impressed with everyone’s genuine passion for the mission of the university…Meeting people and listening to their perspectives and ideas is going to be key for me,” said Langston. “I also want to examine the strategic enrollment planning that has occurred and look at ways to transform this area in recruitment, retention and student success by partnering with others on campus.”
To supplement his professional experience, Langston will be earning a Ph.D. in Higher Education Studies this July from the University of the Free State in South Africa.
“This was a research-intensive degree, and I pursued this area of study to better equip me with skills for scholarly writing and rigorous analysis of data. My dissertation explores leadership styles of Senior Enrollment Management professionals and its impacts on their direct reports,” said Langston.
Above all, Langston would like TWU students to know this: “You will always find a collaborator and partner in my approach to governance. Recruiting students to TWU is really everyone’s job, and I will likely reach out to some of the amazing students at the school to help us share their experiences in order to tell the TWU “story”…I also always have an “open door-policy” and like to think that I am very approachable. If students have any questions or even are interested in perhaps starting a career in enrollment management, I’m always happy to lend advice and perspective!”