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St. Mary’s College Names Gary Sherman Vice President of Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions

August 30, 2013
Press Release #13-100


St. Mary’s College of Maryland is pleased to announce Gary Sherman as vice president for enrollment management and dean of admissions. Sherman will join the St. Mary’s College administration on October 7.

Sherman brings nearly 30 years of professional experience in the admissions and enrollment management field to St. Mary's College. He most recently served as vice president of enrollment management at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Conn. Sherman served in similar roles at North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, N.C., Averett University in Danville, Va., and Marywood University in Scranton, Pa. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Shepherd University and a master’s degree from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.    

“Gary’s vast experience in admissions and enrollment management will serve St. Mary’s College well,” said President Ian Newbould. “His strong background in recruiting and retention strategies, financial aid modeling and administration, and marketing will allow him to leverage a deep understanding of the college’s strategic goals. We look forward to the added value Gary will bring to St. Mary’s.”

“St. Mary’s College is an extraordinary institution, devoted to academic excellence,” said Sherman. “I am enthusiastic about what the college has to offer, and I look forward to joining and working with the college community in building on the long tradition of success."

Joel Wincowski, who currently serves as the college’s interim vice president for enrollment management and dean of admissions, will continue to serve through a transitional phase in the coming months. 

St. Mary’s College is one of only two public honors colleges in the nation. Dedicated to providing an affordable liberal arts education for a diverse student body, the college has the highest graduation rate of any public college or university in the state. Within five years of graduation, 70% of its alumni pursue a graduate and/or professional degree. The Chronicle of Higher Education named St. Mary’s a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2011-2012. U.S. News & World Report 2013 ranked St. Mary’s in the top five public liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Category: Administration