WILKES-BARRE, PA. (Oct. 18, 2012) – Steve Hicks, of Chandler, Ariz., has been named Wilkes University’s enrollment coordinator in Mesa. This position will be responsible for recruitment activities associated with students at the University’s Mesa site. Wilkes is one of four established private liberal arts universities and colleges participating in the city’s higher education initiative that is part of the H.E.A.T. Initiative for Economic Development.
Hicks’ responsibilities will include counseling students on college life, building relationships with prospective students, helping with application processes, and proactively seeking to grow knowledge about the University admissions regulations and procedures.
Hicks has seven years of enrollment experience in a variety of higher education institutions. He has also worked in business development for Coca-Cola Enterprises for three years. Hicks earned his bachelor’s degree in human services from the University of Phoenix.
For more information on the Wilkes University Mesa project, please visit www.wilkes.edu/mesa.
About Wilkes University
Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the university provides its students with the experience, mentoring and education necessary for career and intellectual development as well as personal growth. Recently named one of the fastest-growing universities in the United States by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Wilkes offers the doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education and doctor of pharmacy degrees and more than a dozen master’s degree programs, including the master of business administration and master of fine arts in creative writing. www.wilkes.edu
Mayor Scott Smith introduced the H.E.A.T. Initiative for Economic Development soon after taking office in 2008. H.E.A.T. focuses on Mesa, Arizona’s six economic development strengths: Healthcare, Education/Energy, Aerospace and Tourism/Technology. Focusing on our strengths has allowed Mesa to land major companies and educational institutions. Most recently, Mesa welcomed four established private liberal arts universities and colleges to open branch campuses in downtown, delivering on the “E” in H.E.A.T. Other successes include the Arizona Laboratories for Security and Defense (AzLabs), First Solar and Chicago Cubs Spring Training Complex.