The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Alcorn State University has welcomed a new member to their team.
Roslyn White is the University’s new assistant vice president for Enrollment Management. Before coming to Alcorn, White served as the senior associate director of Recruitment at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. While at Murray State, she also served as associate director and coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment and associate director of Recruitment.
White earned a bachelor’s degree in educational psychology from Alcorn in 1987 and a second bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Mississippi Valley State University in 1997.
Dr. Tracy Cook, vice president for the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, is thrilled about adding White to his team.
“Ms. White brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our division,” said Cook. “She is a trusted and skilled professional that will add depth to our already well-rounded team. We are excited to bring her on board, and we have confidence that she will help lead this University into the future.”
Accepting the role at Alcorn meant coming back to where it all started for White years ago. She’s happy to serve her alma mater.
“The position presents me with an opportunity to give back to the University that has given my family so much,” said White. “Coming back to Alcorn meant coming home. I’ve been away from Mississippi for over 20 years. I work with wonderful people here, and I love it.”
The job includes challenges that White embraces. For her, overcoming those challenges helps her to become better in her position.
“It’s been wonderful and challenging. I look forward to learning something new every day, facing challenges, and dealing with those challenges as opportunities to become better.”
Providing a smooth enrollment process for students and parents is White’s priority.
“I hope to define and refine our processes to make them more efficient so that we can meet the needs of our consumers. Prospective students and their parents are the reason we exist. We need to enhance our system so that we can seamlessly meet their needs during every step of our onboarding process through recruitment to graduation.”
White hopes to have open communication lines with multiple offices on campus to ensure that students have a quality journey at Alcorn.
“I think like most institutions, offices across campus work in silos. We must communicate more and be transparent to work together to achieve student success, which means graduation. I want to begin that process by working with admissions and recruiting and financial aid.”