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Borst Named Director of Undergraduate Admissions at WIU

June 15, 2011

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — Andy Borst, director of Academic and Student Services at Western Illinois University's Quad Cities campus, has been named director of admissions for Western Illinois University as of July 1, according to WIU Vice President for Student Services Garry Johnson. Borst's tenure in the position will be a two-year appointment, after which a search for a director will resume.

"Following a national search, we've decided that an internal candidate with familiarity and expertise in student services is the best choice," said Johnson. "We are excited to have Andy in this position as we move forward in the essential mission of meeting and exceeding our enrollment goals. His background and experience in working with students, and providing leadership at the Quad Cities campus, will ensure a smooth transition."

"As an institution, we've created a strong sense of positive momentum in the last year," said Borst. "I'm excited to work with the admissions staff to focus on recruiting locally and out-of-state, collaborating with the Honors College to recruit more high-ability students, and creating more opportunities for faculty to actively engage in recruiting students to such wonderful and unique campuses. I'm honored that I get the opportunity to help tell the story of Western Illinois University."

As the director of Academic and Student Services, Borst is responsible for admissions, academic advising, and student services for the Quad Cities campus. He has also taught as an adjunct instructor in the educational and interdisciplinary studies department. Prior to joining Western Illinois University in 2008, Borst worked in residence life and housing at the University of Iowa.

Borst received his doctorate in higher education and student affairs from the University of Iowa in Spring 2011, his master's degree from St. Ambrose University (Davenport, Iowa) in 2003, and his bachelor's degree from Buena Vista University in 2001.

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