Indiana State University has named Jason Trainer first vice provost for enrollment management. He has more than a decade of experience leading enrollment management initiatives across four-year research, four-year regional and two-year public institutions. Trainer’s approach to enrollment management is collaborative, data-informed and focused on student success. He previously worked as director of admissions at the University of North Dakota; director of enrollment management and institutional research, director of enrollment management and marketing, and director of marketing and communications at Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks, Minnesota; College of Business faculty and admissions counselor at Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota.
In his new role within the Division of Academic Affairs, Trainer will oversee the development of a comprehensive integrated strategic enrollment plan that enhances the university’s reputation and effectively promotes its enrollment and student retention.
He is an active researcher with an interest in exploring academic involvement within the enrollment management function. In a recent study, Trainer studied faculty participation at high-performing enrollment management operations in the United States. His findings were recognized in the October issue of SEMQuarterly and the 2018 AACRAO SEM Conference in Washington, D.C. Additionally, the study received a 2018 National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Award for Outstanding SEM Research.
Trainer earned a Ph.D. in higher education at the University of North Dakota and a master’s degree in management and bachelor’s degree in marketing and business management from Minot State.
He will begin his duties at Indiana State March 1.