Jay Goff named enrollment vice president at Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University
May 26, 2011
Saint Louis University has appointed Jay Goff vice president for enrollment and retention management. His appointment follows a national search and is effective Aug. 15.
Goff is the vice provost and dean of enrollment management at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo., where he is credited for raising the national academic profile of the student body and increasing enrollment by nearly 56 percent, among other milestones for the school.
At SLU, Goff will oversee Undergraduate and Graduate Admission, Student Financial Services, Student Educational Services, International Services and the Office of the Registrar. He will report to Manoj Patankar, Ph.D., vice president for the Frost campus.
“I am thrilled that we have attracted a candidate of Jay’s caliber for this important position,” Patankar said. “Jay is a visionary and collaborative leader who has a real passion for what he does. I’m confident that he’s the right person to lead SLU’s recruitment and retention efforts.”
Goff joined Missouri S&T in 2001 as its first dean of enrollment management. Overall enrollment climbed from 4,626 in 2000 to 7,206 in 2010. The academic quality of incoming students — in terms of ACT and SAT scores — rose to among the upper eight percent of college-bound students in the United States.
During his tenure, Missouri S&T also has experienced a 53-percent increase in qualified admission applicants as well as record numbers of applicants with perfect ACT/SAT scores. Additionally, the campus set new records for recruitment and graduation rates among female, minority and international students.