by Debra Johnson, Published March 07, 2011
YPSILANTI - Kevin Kucera has been named as associate vice president of student affairs and enrollment services for Eastern Michigan University, pending the approval of the Board of Regents.
The appointment is effective March 28. Kucera's salary will be $160,000.
"Kevin's many years of experience in enrollment management, his knowledge of admissions and financial aid, and his sincere desire to put students first are in alignment with Eastern Michigan's values," said Bernice Lindke, vice president of student affairs and enrollment services. "His strong leadership skills will help support students in getting an excellent education, make sure we continue to be accessible and help to keep education affordable. I am excited that he will be joining our team and look forward to working with him."
" Eastern Michigan University is clearly a school on the move," said Kucera. "The vision articulated by President Martin, combined with the enthusiasm of Vice President Lindke and her team, faculty and staff, provided an overwhelming opportunity I could not refuse. I am honored to join the EMU family."
Kucera, 52, was the associate vice president of enrollment services at the University of Toledo from 2006-present. From 1997-2006, he was the dean of admissions and enrollment services at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan. He also served as the dean of admissions and financial aid for Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin from 1988-1997.
Kucera received his master's of business administration from Edgewood College and has a bachelor's of science from Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
He authored a chapter in the book, "Student Freedom Revisited: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives (2005, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators). He also has been a guest lecturer for domestic organizations and international universities in China.
He is a member of several professional organizations, including the National Association of College Admissions Counselors, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the National Association of Foreign Student Administrators. He also is a past president of the Wisconsin Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.