Mark Allen Poisel, Ed.D., Associate Vice President at University of Central Florida, appointed Associate Provost for Student Success at Pace University

Mark Allen Poisel, a university administrator with extensive experience in coordinating and streamlining services to students, has been named Associate Provost for Student Success at Pace University, effective January 14, 2011.

Mark Allen Poisel, Ed.D., Associate Vice President at University of Central Florida, appointed Associate Provost for Student Success at Pace University

NEW YORK, N.Y., December 10, 2010 – Mark Allen Poisel, a university administrator with extensive experience in coordinating and streamlining services to students, has been named Associate Provost for Student Success at Pace University, effective January 14, 2011.

He most recently served as Associate Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Services at the University of Central Florida (UCF).

Poisel will oversee support services for undergraduate students on Pace’s campuses in downtown Manhattan and Pleasantville, in Westchester County, New York. Working across the University’s schools, departments, institutes, and centers in close collaboration with the Provost, he will focus on improving student retention, international growth, and partnerships with other institutions in the US and abroad.

“Mark Poisel has a solid track record of helping students succeed at the university level,” said Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, Pace’s Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. “His strong leadership skills and work in international education will help us strengthen the Pace academic experience.”

In demand

Poisel has administered virtually every area of campus services for students at universities and community colleges, including admissions, financial aid, registration, housing, advising and counseling, academic support services, orientation, first-year programs, co-curricular and extracurricular programs, services for multicultural and veterans communities, and health and career services. In demand as a speaker and workshop leader, in the last 12 years he has delivered more than 40 plenary addresses, workshops, and presentations at educational conferences across the nation. He is also the lead editor and one of the chapter authors for a monograph about transfer student success to be published in January 2011.

At UCF, he recently provided leadership, direction, budgetary oversight, and indirect supervision for over 300 staff members in the offices of the Registrar, Veterans’ Services, Career Services, Health Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Programming, Academic Services for Student Athletes, Housing, Transfer and Transition Services, Regional Campuses Student Services and the Counseling Center. Before that, he lead the offices under the Student Success Center and  was Assistant Vice President for First Year Transitions at UCF where he also served as the University’s Articulation Officer/Director of Transfer Services.

As an Adjunct Instructor at UCF, he taught a course on “Foundations of Leadership” for freshman and sophomore students in a special program aimed at developing campus and community leaders. For two years, he facilitated a two-week study abroad experience at a language school in Spain and Morocco.

Before his appointments at UCF, Poisel was a Specialist for Student Services for the Florida Division of Community Colleges, coordinating system wide efforts in the areas of admissions, financial aid, registration, program review, and student concerns through a grant from the Florida Legislature and administered by Tallahassee Community College.

He earned his Ed. D. and Ed. S. in Higher Education from Florida State University and his M.S. in College Student Personnel Work from Indiana State University. His undergraduate degree, also from Indiana State, is a B. S. in Accounting (Cum Laude).

He is an advisory board member for the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition as well as the National Association for the Study of Transfer Students.  His professional memberships include the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the American College Personnel Association and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

About Pace University

For 103 years, Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

Contact: Bill Caldwell, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

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