Davis Named Vice President, Enrollment Management

Kathleen B. Davis joined the Canisius community in June as vice president for enrollment management. In this newly-created position, Davis manages undergraduate and graduate recruitment, retention and student financial aid. She is also responsible for implementing a comprehensive enrollment management plan, and serves as a member of the college’s senior leadership team.

Davis comes to Canisius with more than a decade of higher education experience. Most recently, she served as dean of admissions at St. Joseph’s College in Standish, ME. During her tenure, Davis expanded the institution’s search and recruitment market, executed new marketing and communication plans for interested and admitted students, developed a new student financial aid matrix, and implemented a long term retention plan. Her efforts resulted in increases in applications and deposits.

Prior to St. Joseph’s, Davis was director of graduate admissions at St. John’s University; associate dean of admissions at New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering; and assistant director of admissions at Clarkson University.

She holds a BS in business administration from Russell Sage College and an MBA from Clarkson University.