College appoints new vice president

September 3, 2017 | 2:15 PM

MacMurray College is pleased to announce that David Hawsey has accepted the position of Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Enrollment Management.

Hawsey served in an interim enrollment management role at MacMurray starting in July and quickly impressed the staff with his vast knowledge of higher education. He accepted the newly created position in August.

“The MacMurray Family is not just a phrase, it is a real feeling you get once you understand the clear focus the faculty and staff have on our students,” Hawsey said. “While most colleges boast of being student-centered, MacMurray delivers a quality education in a handcrafted way that I have not experienced at other colleges and universities.”

Hawsey has served seven other colleges and universities over a 28-year career in higher education in fundraising and enrollment roles at Drexel University, Juniata College, Pacific Lutheran University, Penn State, Albion College, Emory & Henry College and most recently as VP for Enrollment Management and Marketing at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C.

A Navy veteran who served two tours in the Middle East during the American hostage crisis in Iran, Hawsey worked in software development and corporate communications before beginning his career in higher education.

President Mark Tierno said, “I am confident that David’s skills will assist us all in moving the College’s ambitious strategic plan forward. His role will be crucial in optimizing efforts in institutional advancement, marketing and recruiting to ensure a strong future for MacMurray College.”

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