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New director for U-M-Dearborn admissions

Rolling into his new position at U-M-Dearborn with a license plate that reads, "APPLY," Christopher Tremblay has been appointed director of undergraduate admissions and orientation.
(Photo courtesy U-M-Dearborn)

Tremblay joined U-M-Dearborn after serving for three years as director of admissions at Gannon University, a Catholic university in Erie, Pa. In that role, he supervised 18 full-time staff members and managed a multi-million dollar budget while launching a high school dual-enrollment program, implementing on-site admissions and developing a territory management model.

Tremblay also was instrumental in leading the redesign of Gannon's award-winning Web site and plans to work closely with Cathy Staples, U-M-Dearborn director of marketing, to enhance the Web presence of the admissions office.

"Enrollment growth is one of the key goals for our campus, and it is central to our mission of providing this region with the human capital it will need to prosper in the future," says Stanley Henderson, U-M-Dearborn vice chancellor for enrollment management and student life. "I believe that Christopher Tremblay's skills and proven experience directing a complex admissions operation uniquely qualify him to be an outstanding director of admissions and orientation at U-M-Dearborn."

Tremblay will focus on three main areas—recruitment, technology and operations.

"Recruitment is how we reach out to future students, technology is critical to enhancing our outreach and the operations process is how that is accomplished," he says. "I want to make this the best admissions office in the United States. The staff has maintained a very good foundation and I am ready to take it to the next level."

Tremblay began his career in admissions more than 10 years ago as a counselor at Western Michigan University (WMU). He worked his way up the ranks in that office, serving as assistant director of admissions and later as coordinator of orientation, where he organized sessions for nearly 10,000 students and recruited freshman and transfer students from high schools and community colleges in two counties, including Wayne.

Tremblay earned a bachelor's degree in public relations and a master's degree in organizational communication from WMU. He holds membership in several professional organizations, including the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling.

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