A dedicated higher education professional for 20 years, Chris Powers, Ph.D., has been appointed as the Vice President for Recruitment & Admission at Mount St. Joseph University.

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Shayna Nevermann
On Behalf of Mount St. Joseph University
March 23, 2021

CINCINNATI – Mount St. Joseph University has announced the appointment of Chris Powers, Ph.D., as its Vice President for Recruitment & Admission.

Powers brings a wealth of experience to the University. He has been a dedicated higher education professional for 20 years and served most recently as the Vice President of Enrollment for Thomas More University. Powers also held enrollment positions at the University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash, Miami University in Oxford, and Hanover College.

“We are thrilled to appoint Chris Powers as our new Vice President for Recruitment & Admission,” said Mount St. Joseph University President, Dr. H. James Williams. “His past accomplishments in enrollment and his proven leadership skills will have an immediate and positive impact on student recruitment and admission.”

Powers received his Doctorate degree in Educational Studies from the University of Cincinnati, Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Louisville, and Bachelor of Arts in English from Berea College. He also served in the United States Air Force.

In his position at the University, Powers is responsible for the integration and management of recruitment and admission efforts. He will also be responsible for the development and implementation of annual and strategic recruiting plans, working collaboratively with other university departments.

About the Mount

As a Catholic institution rooted in the values of the Sisters of Charity, Mount St. Joseph University excels at serving the common good. Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students at the Mount are inspired to think beyond the classroom and redraw the bounds of what’s possible for their futures. This is accomplished through individualized educational experiences, a safe, secure campus environment, and an all-in commitment from faculty and staff to inspire students to reach their highest potential. The Mount fosters life-long learners who serve, care, and contribute to the world beyond their front doors. To find out more visit www.msj.edu.