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Eric Fulcomer, Ph.D., named as Vice President for Enrollment Management

Monday, February 18, 2013  
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For immediate release – 2/18/13
Contact: Director of Communications Rita Elliott, 815-226-3374

Rockford, Ill.,— Rockford College President Robert L. Head, Ph.D., announces the appointment of Eric Fulcomer, Ph.D., as Vice President for Enrollment Management. Dr. Fulcomer will assume his duties at Rockford College on March 4, 2013. He will be responsible for management of undergraduate admissions, global affairs, athletics, retention, financial aid, registration and student billing.

Dr. Fulcomer received his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University, a master’s degree from Bowling Green State University, and his doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Toledo.

President Robert Heads says, "Recruiting students who have every opportunity to thrive and succeed at Rockford College is of ultimate importance. Eric’s proven breadth of experience to successfully manage the increasingly competitive landscape of student recruitment will be of great benefit as we look to support the deliberate and sustainable growth of our institution,”

Dr. Fulcomer currently serves as Mayor of the Village of Bluffton, Ohio, announcing his resignation of the position on March 1, 2013. Prior to taking on responsibilities as mayor in 2012, Dr. Fulcomer worked from 1993 to June of 2012 at Bluffton University (Bluffton, Ohio) in a variety of leadership roles, most recently as Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Life.

Dr. Fulcomer expressed he was drawn to Rockford College for its stated mission of providing an education ‘grounded in liberal arts learning and complemented and extended by professional and practical experiences,’ stating, "The college’s commitment to preparation for life and vocation resonates with me. Rockford College is a well-respected and thriving institution and I look forward to being a part of the growth and change that Rockford is experiencing.”

Dr. Fulcomer is also active in the classroom, teaching courses in the undergraduate and master’s programs at multiple universities. He is currently teaching courses in Bluffton’s MBA program and hopes to be able to continue teaching once settled in Rockford.

Dr. Fulcomer and his wife Andrea, a physician assistant, have two school-aged children.

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