Larry T. Vallar named Vice President for Enrollment Management

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College announced today that Larry T. Vallar has been appointed as the vice president for enrollment management and will assume the post on July 21.

Vallar will serve as Thiel College’s chief enrollment officer responsible for recruitment and admissions efforts with a focus on retention and persistence strategies that enhance the student experience and emphasize graduate success. He has 28 years of diverse higher education and business experience and most recently served as the vice president for enrollment management at Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, W.Va. Previously, Vallar was the vice president for enrollment management at Olivet College in Olivet, Mich. where he also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.

In making the announcement, Thiel College President Troy D. VanAken said, “We are fortunate to have attracted a professional of Larry’s stature to the College’s leadership team. He possesses a demonstrated track record in the areas of enrollment, student services and retention management. As we continue to grow as an organization, his efforts will be vital to our ability to attract qualified students, increase enrollment across all disciplines, and in our work together for the benefit of students pursuing a degree from Thiel College.”

Larry and his wife, Lori, will be joining the Thiel College community in the coming months.

About Thiel College

Founded in 1866, Thiel College is an independent Lutheran liberal arts, sciences and professional studies institution located on a 135-acre campus in Greenville, Pa. Committed to combining the best of the liberal arts tradition with career and life skills, the Thiel College faculty offers a high quality undergraduate education to more than 1,000 students across more than 60 majors and minors in 19 discipline areas that inspire, challenge and prepare students to succeed.