University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings has announced that Jared Cash will serve as USM's Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing.
A Maine native with years of experience in higher education, Cash will oversee a variety of USM departments including Admissions, Athletics, Student Financial Services, Marketing, Jobs for Maine Graduates, the Department of Analysis, Applications, and Institutional Research, Registration & Scheduling Services, Gear-Up, Upward Bound and Veterans' Upward Bound.
He is scheduled to begin on July 1.
"We are very fortunate to have someone of Jared's caliber and experience join our leadership team," Cummings said. "USM has enjoyed tremendous enrollment growth over the past few years, and I'm confident Jared will build on our success and help continue the exciting path we're on."
Cash currently serves as the vice president for Enrollment Management and External Relations at the University of Maine at Farmington, a position he has held for more than four years. Prior to joining UMF, Cash guided the Mitchell Institute as its scholarship director and held various roles at Bates College including senior associate dean of admissions.
Nancy Griffin, the current vice president for Enrollment Management and chief operations officer, will assist with Jared's transition to USM and will continue to serve USM overseeing the bond projects, Facilities Management and projects initiated by President Cummings.
He attended Bates College, earning bachelor degrees in political science and economics, and earned a master's degree in higher education administration from Northeastern University.
He currently lives in Norway, Maine and is serving a second term on the School Administrative District 17 Board of Directors.
The USM job is part of Cash's continuing commitment to education in Maine, he said.
"As a first-generation college graduate from a family deeply connected and committed to Maine, USM champions a mission that attracted me personally and professionally," Cash said.
About 52 percent of USM students are the first in their families to attend college.
"I admire what USM has accomplished in recent years to strengthen enrollments, student success, and institutional reputation," Cash said. "I envision collaborative and ambitious planning ahead that will help realize USM's Nine Goals, and leverage the three campus communities as Maine's premier higher education destination and engine for upward mobility."