New Mesa Campus Enrollment Director Selected
Westminster College officials in Fulton, MO, announced the hiring of Hillarie Brooke Price from Gilbert, AZ, as the new Regional Director of Enrollment for the Western United States.
Westminster College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college in Central Missouri, is scheduled to open a second campus in Mesa for the fall semester of 2013.
“I have been given a great opportunity to combine my years of experience in private and public education with my business and management background and work with the current Westminster enrollment staff to maximize our growth efforts in the Phoenix valley,” says Price.
Before accepting the Westminster position, Price was an elementary school teacher at Benjamin Franklin Charter School in Queen Creek, AZ and for the past seven years has worked for the University of Phoenix, first as an Enrollment Manager and Counselor and for the past three years as a faculty member.
She has also worked as a real estate appraiser, a production assistant for a television cable program and a supervisor for an educational consulting firm.
“Hillarie’s past professional experience in both education and business, her self-motivated attitude and her dynamic ability to connect with people made her the ideal choice for this position,” says George Wolf, Vice President and Dean of Enrollment Services. “Students in Mesa and in the entire Western United States will come to understand the value of Westminster College’s academic preparation and brand of holistic student development that has successfully created global leaders for over 150 years.”
Price’s announcement follows the hiring of Professor Bob Seelinger from the Fulton campus as the new Mesa Campus Dean.
“My goal at Mesa is to transplant the long-standing student culture and academic traditions that have made the Fulton campus so exemplary, into the heart of downtown Mesa, while at the same time, encouraging newly enrolled students to create their own identity as a newly formed Mesa community of students,” says Price.
Price holds both a Master of Arts in Elementary Education and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
“I know that as students and families realize that there is a private, not-for-profit, liberal arts higher education alternative available to them here in the valley, practically in their own backyard, with a new top-notch facility, community resources and committed staff, that they will be drawn to the quality and value of a Westminster degree,” says Price.
The Westminster new campus is proposed at 245 W. 2nd Street in a 53,000 square feet facility that was formerly the Mesa City Court building.
Westminster plans to offer major programs in three areas at its Mesa campus—International Business, Environmental Studies and Transnational Studies. Additional programs in pre-med and pre-law will be offered as well.
Mesa is the third largest city in Arizona and the 38th largest city in the United States. Major industries include Boeing and Empire Southwest/Caterpillar.