Press Release

2/23/10 Fullerton, CA - HIU Names Vice President for Enrollment Management

Teresa SmithHope International University (HIU) announces the appointment of Mrs. Teresa Smith to the newly created position of Vice President for Enrollment Management, in which she will oversee student enrollment for the entire University. Mrs. Smith has been serving HIU as Director of Admissions for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies since 2007. She has been a change-agent within her department and has implemented successful recruitment strategies and new initiatives. During her time as Director, the admissions team helped increase adult and graduate enrollment by 10%.

Mrs. Smith has also been instrumental in coordinating the operation of several off-site education centers, partnerships and online programs. She was an integral part of creating the new infrastructure for the admissions department as the School of Professional Studies and School of Graduate Studies combined into one school.

“Having had the opportunity to work with Teresa in the area of enrollment management, I have observed her strong work ethic and creativity,” said Dr. John L. Derry, President of HIU. “She is always looking for the best possible way to communicate to prospective students the dynamic programs offered at Hope. She understands the changes taking place in higher education and will be a valuable member of our senior leadership team.”

Prior to working at HIU, Mrs. Smith was employed in banking and finance for 16 years in various supervision and management positions, after which she served as an admissions counselor with the Institute for Professional Development.

She has an extensive background in volunteer leadership and coordination, including three years as a chaplain at the Corona Regional Medical Center, four years as the National Day of Prayer coordinator in the City of Corona, a perspective coordinator at the World Mission Center, a volunteer counselor at the Norco Rehabilitation Center for Women, and a counselor and teacher with the Salvation Army.

Mrs. Smith is a graduate of Hope International University, having earned both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree. She currently holds membership in the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Mrs. Smith enjoys spending time with her husband Rick and their family, especially her two grandchildren Gavin and Tessa.

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