Katharine Johnson Suski named admissions director at Iowa State University

AMES, Iowa – Katharine Johnson Suski, director of admissions at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, will be Iowa State’s new director of admissions.

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Martino Harmon announced Suski’s hire following a nationwide search. She succeeds Marc Harding, who resigned in 2012 to become chief enrollment officer at the University of Pittsburgh.

Prior to leading SIU’s admissions office, Suski worked in several other enrollment management roles there: admissions coordinator, campus visit coordinator, associate director of recruitment and interim director of undergraduate admissions. She earned a bachelor’s degree in radio and television (1998) and a Master of Public Administration degree (2004), both from SIU.

Suski begins her new position at Iowa State on July 8.

“We are very pleased that Katharine has agreed to join us as Iowa State’s next director of admissions,” Harmon said. “I look forward to working with her in this key role at the university. I’m confident her admissions experience at a major public institution, along with her strong leadership skills and creativity, will further strengthen our very talented admissions team.”

Suski will report to Harmon and provide data-driven strategic planning and direction in the Office of Admissions, including recruitment, selection, processing, orientation and enrollment of new undergraduate students and the processing of graduate applicants.

Harmon also expressed his appreciation to longtime enrollment services staff member Darin Wohlgemuth, who has served as interim admissions director since July 2012.

“I thank Darin for his leadership and guidance during a period of record growth. He has contributed greatly to our strategic enrollment initiatives and the adventure students begin when they choose Iowa State,” Harmon said.

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