Jason Harmon has been named Vice President for Enrollment Management at Clarke University. Harmon will assume the position in September.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the next Vice President for Enrollment Management at Clarke University and join a community dedicated to contributing to the common good. I look forward to collaborating with faculty, staff, students, and community partners to ensure we are offering educational opportunities that meet the needs of those we serve, both in our local community and beyond,” said Harmon. “Clarke has a rich tradition of educating the whole person, and I am excited to have the opportunity to join a community dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others.”
Harmon joins the Clarke University community after successfully serving as the Vice President of Enrollment Management at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, for the past several years. He provided leadership to the admission, athletics, financial aid, and marketing and communication offices. During his time at Marian, the university experienced a significant increase in traditional undergraduate enrollment, including the largest first-year class in the school’s history, which also contributed to a record number of residential students. Harmon’s collaboration with other departments such as academic affairs, advising, business office, diversity and inclusion, and registrar led to a significant increase in first-year student retention.
Harmon brings experience in higher education enrollment management and has also served in many leadership roles. Prior to Marian University, he was at Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, for 18 years in a variety of roles including Director of the Orchard Center, Director of Graduate Enrollment, Director of Enrollment at the Aurora University’s Woodstock Center, and Director of Enrollment at Aurora University’s George Williams College campus in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.
“Jason’s extensive experience and innovative, inclusive approach to linking enrollment management with student success will allow him to be an immediate contributor the Clarke University team,” said Clarke University President Thom D. Chesney, Ph.D. “His student-centered mission and values-focused vision will support Clarke’s goal to be the university that finds people when and where they need us most—at any stage of their higher education journey.”
Harmon earned both his Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration in Leadership from Aurora University. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Education in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University.