Ottawa University is pleased to announce the hiring of Matthew Hanusa to the position of Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management. He comes to OU with more than 15 years of experience in higher education and project management.
Previously, Hanusa served as the campus director at DeVry University’s Portland, Oregon, campus, where over the past two years he led more than 30 personnel in successfully improving new student enrollment and retention by 15 percent. He also served as the senior director of admissions at DeVry’s Denver campus system between 2008 and 2011, where he exceeded 90 percent of all new student enrollment plans, increasing the overall student population from 800 to 1,200 students over three years. Prior to that, he acted as the director of admissions for the school’s Kansas City campus from 2005-2007. Hanusa began his career in project management/business development at Qwest and AT&T in Omaha, Nebraska, starting in 1997, before joining DeVry University in 2002 to recruit traditional students from Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, and Minnesota.
Hanusa earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bellevue University, a Master of Business Administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University, and is currently pursuing his doctoral degree.
“We are very excited to have Matt join our team,” said Chief Operating Officer Keith Johnson. “We are confident he will make a positive impact as we continue working toward our goals in Phase II of Ottawa University’s Vision 2020.” In his new role, Hanusa will be responsible for the leadership and development of the enrollment team and will collaborate on all enrollment activities for OU’s residential campus. He will also lead the enrollment and student services activities in the University’s Adult, Professional and Online Studies division.
“Ottawa University has a rich history and plays a distinctive role within the private non-profit university system in Kansas,” said Hanusa. “I am amazed at the various degree, activity, and athletic programs, the experiences, and the opportunities that Ottawa University has to offer its students, graduates, the extended community, and beyond. It is truly an honor to be here, and I look forward to serving the University as part of the enrollment management leadership team.”