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New Dean of Admissions Brings Wealth of Experience to Albertson College of Idaho

2006. 08. 03.

With more than 30 years of experience in higher education, John Klockentager brings a wealth of knowledge to his new post as Albertson College of Idaho's Dean of Enrollment Management.

Klockentager has a strong record of success in the leadership of admission efforts at a number of small liberal arts colleges and he is familiar with the benefits and challenges of institutions like ACI. Klockentager's most recent post was as the Vice President for Enrollment Management at Monmouth College in Illinois.

'My wife and I are looking forward to being a part of the CofI Team! While on campus we felt the commitment, passion and desire of everyone we came in contact with who wanted to talk about this special place - Albertson College. Student success stories, faculty and staff who are actively involved in helping students grow and succeed and the alumni and trustees who are committed to helping get the word out about CofI convinced us of the potential and bright future of Albertson College,' Klockentager said. 'We are excited and honored to be a part of the growing momentum around CofI and Caldwell.'

In addition to his work in enrollment management, Klockentager worked as a consultant to private colleges and universities with Noel-Levitz. They work with schools to develop strategies for recruitment, retention, and financial aid.

'John Klockentager is an extremely important addition to our Albertson College of Idaho staff,' Albertson College of Idaho President Bob Hoover said. 'With the awarding of the J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation Challenge Grant a year ago, the college established a goal of increasing the size of the student body about 20% over the next five years while enhancing the quality of the freshman class at the same time. John Klockentager's experience and background will be extremely important in achieving these goals.'

Klockentager is no stranger to increasing enrollment, having accomplished that at his five previous schools, including Monmouth, where enrollment increased by 28% while increasing the academic profile of the class.

'I think my experience with small private liberal arts colleges and the opportunity to work with the leadership team at Albertson College is a great fit,' Klockentager said. 'I look forward to working to develop a strong recruitment program, a strong professional staff, a personalized approach to working with students, in a very systematic and data driven approach to the Enrollment Management Program.'

Klockentager will begin his new position on September 1.