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Breaking: Rob Durkle Retires, McCamis To Take His Place

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Wright State University campus | Photog by Soham Parikh | The Wright State Guardian

Director of Admissions Jen McCamis has been named the interim chief recruitment and admissions officer at Wright State University (WSU) due to the retirement of her predecessor Rob Durkle.

Why Durkle is retiring

Durkle will be leaving his position effective Oct. 31, 2020, according to a message from WSU President Sue Edwards.

“Those of you who work directly with Rob know that he has recently been confronted with some significant personal health issues that continue to require his full attention without the distraction of work-related matters,” Edwards said.

During his time as chief recruitment and admissions officer at WSU, Durkle has assisted the university in recruiting new students from around Raider Country and organized enrollment management while utilizing a team approach to the process.

The role of McCamis

McCamis will be reporting directly to President Edwards. She will be in charge of College Credit Plus, Articulation and Transfer, and the University Center for International Education in addition to Admissions. Two offices that Durkle oversaw, Financial Aid and Marketing, will now be reporting to Finance and Operations.

As a result of this situation, the university will also be moving Raider Connect to the Division of Student Success. The division is led by Associate Vice Provost for Student Success Tim Littell.

“Integrating RaiderConnect into the established Student Success model and approach will provide value-added benefits to students and their families,” Edwards said.

Maxwell Patton

Wright Life Reporter