SUNY New Paltz has announced the appointment of Jeffrey D. Gant, director of undergraduate admissions at Montclair State University in New Jersey, as the new vice president for enrollment management, effective January 1, 2021. Gant will succeed L. David Eaton, who will retire at the end of December 2020 after a 40-year career at the College.
“Mr. Gant’s experience, career trajectory, strengths and values resonated strongly with the search committee, the campus community and college leadership,” said President Donald P. Christian. “We look forward to benefitting from his proven creativity and successful innovative projects, his data-driven and outcome-focused decision making, his enthusiasm and positive energy, his moving expression of the value of a liberal arts education in his life and career and his ability to connect, collaborate with and lead others.”
As vice president for enrollment management at SUNY New Paltz, Gant will supervise the 76-member enrollment management division. He will also serve as chief enrollment officer for the College, responsible for all aspects of the enrollment process from recruitment and enrollment to revenue collection and certification for degree conferral.
“I wish to thank President Christian, the search committee and the campus community — not only for selecting me as the next vice president for enrollment management, but for fostering such a welcoming environment and exciting opportunity,” said Gant. “Truly, I am thrilled to be continuing my career at SUNY New Paltz. I look forward to working with and learning from the many talented folks on campus.”