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Ohio Wesleyan University Appoints Vice President for University Enrollment and Strategic Communication

November 25, 2008

William D. Preble, Ed.D.
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DELAWARE, OHIO – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced the appointment of William D. Preble, Ed.D., as vice president for university enrollment and strategic communication. Preble, currently dean of admission and financial assistance at Hanover College in Indiana, will join the Ohio Wesleyan staff on March 1.

“Bill Preble brings a wealth of experience to Ohio Wesleyan, and I look forward to his insight as we work as a campus to move the university forward as one of the nation’s premier liberal arts institutions,” said Ohio Wesleyan President Rock Jones, Ph.D. “At Hanover, Bill provided campus leadership as a member of the president’s cabinet, built financial aid leveraging models, and increased revenues through strategic enrollment planning. His breadth and depth of knowledge impressed our search committee and everyone who met Bill during the selection process.”

Preble has served as Hanover’s dean of admission and financial assistance since 2005, and is credited with significantly strengthening the composition of its incoming classes. He also served between 1990 and 1998 as Hanover’s acting director of financial aid & associate director of admission, associate director of admission, assistant director of admission, and admission counselor. Like Ohio Wesleyan, Hanover is an independent, co-educational institution recognized as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the United States.

Prior to becoming Hanover’s dean of admission and financial assistance, Preble served as dean of admission at Butler University in Indiana from 2000 to 2005. He earned his doctorate in higher education leadership and policy from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, his Master of Science degree in education from Indiana University, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in history and secondary teacher certification from Hanover.

Preble said although it will be difficult to leave his alma mater, he is looking forward to his new role at Ohio Wesleyan.

“I am very inspired by President Jones and the senior officers,” Preble said. “Like them, I think the opportunities to build upon Ohio Wesleyan’s strengths are immense. I especially enjoyed the warmth of the students, faculty, and staff during my time on campus. My family and I look forward to joining the OWU family.”

Ohio Wesleyan University is an undergraduate liberal arts college that transforms the lives of its students through a combination of rigorous academics, mentoring relationships, and real-world experiences. Featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” the private university’s 1,850 students come from 47 states and 50 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.