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The National Graduate School of Quality Management names new Dean of Enrollment Management
Falmouth, Mass., August 1, 2014 – The National Graduate School of Quality Management (NGS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Senthil Kumar, EDBA of Rhode Island, as the Dean of Enrollment Management. “We are pleased to announce the completion of our nationwide search and Dr. Kumar has been selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants to serve as the founding Dean of Enrollment Management at NGS,” President and CEO, R. Clinton Miner, Ph.D.announced today.
Dr. Kumar brings over twelve years of enrollment management experience to NGS. He is a well-regarded expert and demonstrated success in university recruitment, admissions, strategic marketing and enrollment planning. Dr. Kumar holds a B.S. in Business Administration and a M.B.A. in Finance from Oklahoma City University and an Executive D.B.A from the Institute of Economics of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Kumar will join the President, Chief Financial Officer, and Academic Dean as a member of the School's Executive Leadership Team to help lead the school's growth. Dr. Kumar will direct all areas of enrollment management and will have direct oversight of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral admissions including the college’s marketing & communications.
Most recently, Dr. Kumar served as Director of Recruitment & Training for university admissions at Johnson & Wales University, where he produced multiple years of record enrollment, increasing international undergraduate and graduate enrollment to the highest levels in school history. Previous position at Johnson & Wales University includes Director of Asian Relations and prior appointments included his service at his Alma Mater, Oklahoma City University, as Admissions Advisor for the Meinders School of Business.
NGS President and CEO, Dr. Miner said, “I am excited to have Dr. Kumar join our leadership team and firmly believe we have found the right person for the job. We have set our strategic direction in the 2017 Strategic Plan and are undertaking a bold and compelling Transformation Initiative that positions the college for continued success. Dr. Kumar will focus on the vision, strategic direction and leadership to develop NGS’s strategic enrollment management framework as the institution responds to an increasingly challenging economic landscape and an intensely competitive higher education environment.”
Dr. Kumar’s family includes his wife, Selvi, who is a Nurse Practitioner at University Surgical Associates (an affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University), and their two children, Theenash, 14 and Trissha, 10.
About the National Graduate School of Quality Management
The National Graduate School of Quality Management (NGS) is an accredited institution offering degrees in Quality Systems Management (QSM). NGS is a small non-traditional college which offers Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program, Master’s and Doctoral degree programs with a focus on QSM. The school’s goal is to foster adult learners’ development of the competencies that support their leadership and management success. NGS has distinguished itself through its applied learning methodology catering to working adults in both the public and private sectors. NGS programs are delivered in a highly interactive format by faculty practitioners who combine real-world experience with academic excellence. Students benefit from small, interactive classes and collaborative, project-based learning.
NGS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Inquiries regarding NGS’s accreditation status should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact: Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803. Phone: 781-425-7700 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Certified to operate in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), 101 N. 14th St., 10th Floor, James Monroe Building, Richmond, VA 23219. Phone: 804- 225-2600.
To apply or for more information about the National Graduate School, please visit http://www.ngs.edu, write to 186 Jones Road, Falmouth, MA 02540, or call 1-800-838-2580.
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