NAC&U has announced that Bradley Wile, associate professor of chemistry at Ohio Northern University, will serve as co-chair of the NAC&U faculty ambassador group and Bill Eilola, vice president for enrollment management at Ohio Northern University, will serve as chair of the enrollment management officers constituency group.
NAC&U’s peer constituency groups—CAOs, CFOs, senior student affairs officers, enrollment management officers, faculty ambassadors, and civic engagement directors—regularly share best practices, ideas, and concerns, both through formal meetings and discussions as well as informal email exchanges and phone calls.
Wile is entering his ninth year at Ohio Northern University, where he serves as an associate professor of chemistry in the Donald J. Bettinger Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. His research interests lie in the area of synthetic inorganic and organometallic chemistry, and he maintains an active research group comprised of undergraduate ONU students. Additionally, Wile serves as a member of the governing board for the Ohio Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) regional network, which seeks to empower and connect STEM faculty from Ohio. As co-chair of the NAC&U faculty ambassador program, he hopes to expand efforts to support collaboration between ONU faculty and peers at other institutions and highlight examples of student excellence.
“I believe strongly that student-led scholarship and evidence-based pedagogical reform are excellent tools to help our students achieve their highest potential, and I am excited to help connect faculty from across the NAC&U,” said Wile.
Wile will join Keith Koster, associate professor of music at Nazareth College, as co-chair of the four-year-old ambassador group, which has spearheaded important initiatives for the consortium while working to connect faculty on their campuses to NAC&U resources. The co-chairs will lead the group in administering the NAC&U Award for Student Excellence and the Collaboration, Growth, and Innovation Grant program for faculty across NAC&U institutions. In addition to the award and grant programs, Koster and Wile will lead the Faculty Ambassadors via monthly conference calls that allow the group to share best practices and discuss collaborative opportunities.
Bill Eilola serves as vice president for enrollment management at Ohio Northern University, a position he has held since April 1, 2015. In this role he is responsible for undergraduate admissions, international recruitment and admissions, and financial aid. Prior to joining ONU, Eilola served as vice president for enrollment services and marketing at Lake Superior State University beginning in 2006. He has more than 30 years of experience in admissions and enrollment management.
In discussing the importance of the EMO Group, Eilola said, “I believe that we can play a vital role in strategically communicating a consistent message of our shared commitment to high-impact learning and community engagement and the benefits they bring to our students.”
The NAC&U EMO group consists of enrollment and admissions professionals that share enrollment benchmarking and collaborate to leverage the collective resources within the consortium.