James Volkmer has been named interim associate vice chancellor for academic services and enrollment management, pending University of Nebraska Board of Regents approval.
The change follows the resignation of Patrick Winter, who had served in the role since August 2020. Executive Vice Chancellor Katherine Ankerson made the announcement on May 9.
Volkmer will officially assume the position on May 10. He will also continue to serve as assistant vice chancellor of budget, planning and analytics in the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor where he provides strategic leadership in the area of institutional effectiveness and analytics. He has previously served as interim assistant vice chancellor for ASEM, as well as director of Enrollment Strategy and Analytics, and interim director of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
“James has a deep understanding of the critical importance of enrollment to our university and the positive impact of a UNL education on students and our collective future,” Ankerson said. “We will leverage his knowledge and expertise along with his broad campus experience to ensure forward progress during this interim period. I am grateful for his willingness to serve in this role.”
As interim, Volkmer will focus on finalizing the fall 2022 incoming class, and to develop goals and strategies to achieve enrollment growth in future years, CRM implementation, staff hiring and organizational development, as well as progress on the many important campus initiatives being led within the unit.
“The many roles ASEM fulfills for the campus are paramount for us to achieve the aims outlined in the N2025 strategic plan. I look forward to working with the team through this transition,” Volkmer said.