Four Candidates for WSU Vice Provost of Enrollment Management to Interview

PULLMAN, Wash. — Four candidates with extensive experience in university admissions
will interview for the new position of vice provost for enrollment management at Washington
State University, starting May 5.
The person hired for the position will have oversight for the offices of Admissions,
Registrar, and Financial Aid and Scholarships. The vice provost will work with deans in setting
enrollment goals for each area of WSU and developing processes to achieve those goals.
Each of the four candidates will participate in an hour-long open question and answer
session with interested university groups and the campus community. The sessions will be held
in a WHETS classroom in Murrow Communication Center and broadcast to WSU’s branch
campuses. The candidates, their interview dates and the time of the open sessions are:
— John E. Beacon, current dean of enrollment management at the University of Maine,
Orono, May 5-6. His open session starts at 2:45 p.m. May 5.
— Thomas Canepa, assistant provost for enrollment services, Northern Arizona University,
Flagstaff, May 12-13. His open session starts at 2:45 p.m. May 12.
— Don Kajcienski, associate vice president for enrollment services, California State
University, San Bernardino, May 18-19
. His open session starts at 4 p.m. May 18.
— James L. Maraviglia, executive director of admissions and recruitment, California
Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, dates to be announced.
During a 32-year career, Beacon has directed admissions and financial aid programs,
including a 10-year period at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. His master’s degree in college
student personnel services is from Indiana State University, Terre Haute.
During his 20 years at Northern Arizona University, Canepa has had varied administrative
responsibilities in student health, student affairs and enrollment services. He completed his
doctor of education degree at NAU in educational leadership.
After directing admissions programs at two Michigan institutions during the 1970s and early
’80s, Kajcienski joined Cal State in 1983 and was named associate vice president in 1987. His
doctor of education degree is from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Over the past 22 years, Maraviglia has led admissions programs at several institutions
including Central Washington University from 1984-91, and Cal Poly since then. He holds a
master’s degree in education from Chicago State University.