McLin promoted to Director of Admissions at VU

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November 08, 2023

VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University President Dr. Chuck Johnson has announced the promotion of Sarah McLin to Director of Admissions, effective immediately.

“Sarah’s commitment to ensuring that future generations continue to have access to Vincennes University’s affordable, high-quality education has earned her this role,” Johnson said. “I am confident that under Sarah’s leadership, VU’s Admissions team will be in good hands and that VU will continue to enroll exceptional students who will shape the future of our institution and contribute to the prosperity of our state and region.”

McLin previously held the position of Interim Director of Admissions. She also has served in various Admissions roles, including Associate Director of Admissions, Assistant Director, and Admissions Counselor. McLin takes over the role from Acting Admissions Director Gary Swegan, who stepped in to lead the office during McLin’s recent maternity leave.

“It is an honor and a privilege to serve as Director of Admissions,” McLin said. “I am humbled, and I am excited to keep leading a strong team as we continue transforming the lives of countless Trailblazers and future Trailblazers.”

McLin’s experience in higher education admissions leadership has been vital to VU. As Interim Director, she has led significant efforts to restructure and build the Admissions team, grow attendance at on-campus visits, expand outreach efforts following the global pandemic, improve applicant yield, and improve communication and tracking with the implementation of the SLATE customer relationship management system.

She leads a team that has worked closely with various partners in the academic area and with Information Technology, Student Financial Services, and the Registrar’s Office to streamline admissions processes and improve the student experience. Among the early results of these efforts is that VU currently sits at a four-year high in admitted applicants for Fall Semester 2024 on a year-to-date basis.

McLin is a VU alumna. After earning an associate degree in Agribusiness, she completed a bachelor’s degree in Technology with an Agribusiness concentration. She studied at the University of Southern Indiana and received a Master of Business Administration in 2018.

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