Colby-Sawyer College has named Anna Miner vice president for Admissions and Financial Aid after she served as director of Admissions for two years.
As vice president, Miner oversees a 19-person team that includes admissions counselors who complete more than a thousand annual visits and events; the operations team, which processes thousands of applications for admission; and the financial aid office, which awards more than $30 million in federal aid, scholarships and grants to provide access to a Colby-Sawyer education.
“I am delighted to welcome Anna to the senior leadership team,” said President Susan D. Stuebner. “She is a strong mentor for our talented staff and a strategic thinker in terms of Colby-Sawyer’s place in a competitive higher education environment. Her time at Colby-Sawyer, as well as her previous professional experiences in and beyond higher education, have prepared her well for this critical leadership position.”
During Miner’s tenure as director of Admissions, the team worked to include faculty and staff in its recruitment strategy and tripled recruitment efforts in the Northeast as well as in southern and western territories. Last year, Colby-Sawyer partnered with Royall and Hardwick-Day to stabilize enrollment and identify the college’s optimal size.
“It’s an honor for me to continue working collaboratively with a team so dedicated to the mission of Colby-Sawyer while engaging in strategic enrollment planning under the leadership of President Stuebner,” said Miner. “Each year, we look forward to deepening relationships with prospective students for the upcoming class. Our outreach continues to grow.”
Miner has more than two decades’ experience in private secondary, undergraduate and graduate level admissions. Prior to coming to Colby-Sawyer in 2014 as the admissions and student success adviser, Miner worked for a consulting firm focused on developing Catholic school advancement. She has worked in admissions at Fontbonne Academy, Simmons College and Stonehill College as well as held recruitment positions with companies such as Dell EMC.
Miner holds an M.Ed. in administration of higher education from Suffolk University and a B.A. in psychology from Stonehill College. Miner and her husband, Chris, own Morgan Hill Bookstore in New London; they live with their daughters in Sunapee.