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Chuck Knepfle named vice president for enrollment management at Portland State University

June 18, 2019

Chuck Knepfle, associate vice president for enrollment management at Clemson University, has been named vice president for enrollment management at Portland State University, effective September 9, 2019.

Knepfle was hired at Clemson in 2010 as director of financial aid and was promoted in 2015 to his current role. During his leadership, he created Clemson’s first strategic enrollment plan. These efforts helped to increase the percentage of underrepresented students in Clemson University’s incoming first-year class by more than 40 percent. Knepfle successfully developed and implemented undergraduate enrollment and retention goals and strategies to build on the national recruitment and admissions reputation of the University. He brought the Financial Aid Office, the Registrar’s Office, Scholarships, University Admissions and Visitor Programs together as collaborative units to market and recruit diverse, talented undergraduate classes.

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Bob Jones said, “Dr. Knepfle’s leadership has delivered truly excellent enrollment management at Clemson University. I admire his sincere care and concern for the success of our students, and for his efforts to enhance Clemson’s national reputation and inclusive excellence. I wish him the very best as he assumes his new senior leadership role at Portland State.”

The University will share information regarding a forthcoming search as details are determined in the coming months.



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