Donnelly College Names New Vice President

Donnelly College Names New Vice President

KANSAS CITY, Kan., October 20, 2014—Sydney Beeler will be Donnelly College’s new Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. She joins Donnelly’s staff after serving as Director of Student Success at Metropolitan Community College for two years.

Beeler completed both her BA (Pre-Health, Psychology) and her and MA (Urban Leadership and Policy Studies-Higher Education) at University of Missouri-Kansas City. During and after this time, she held a variety of positions at the institution, including coordinating the Center for Academic Development’s Coaching Program and holding a management position in the Office of Admissions.

Currently, Beeler is working toward her EdD in Education Leadership and Policy Studies in Higher Education at University of Kansas, which she expects to complete in 2016. She will onboard at Donnelly in early November.

“I really believe that at this point in our history, Donnelly’s mission is as important as it ever has been,” Beeler said. “Providing access to education is a transformative undertaking for any community. I am so honored to have the opportunity to serve this community, impact these students and help Donnelly College fulfill its mission.

“I believe that through transparent communication and collaboration, the Donnelly team can work together to provide multiple solutions to any challenge,” she continued. “It is about utilizing the strengths that each member brings to the team.”

Donnelly President Monsignor Stuart Swetland, STD, offered his welcome to the new VP. “With Sydney’s background, Donnelly is in good hands to continue our growth in enrollment and student services,” he said. “I am very pleased she chose to further her career at Donnelly College, and I look forward to having her on campus soon.”

Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of College Amy Neufeld, PhD, echoed Swetland’s enthusiasm. “Sydney will bring great energy to Donnelly that will help sharpen our focus on students’ needs, from what they need to know during the college search process to what experiences will help them grow as citizens of our world,” she said.