George Metz, dean of the School of Education, has been named vice president for enrollment management at Charleston Southern University, effective March 1.
Metz has been at Charleston Southern since 2013. He was previously a professor of education at Bluffton University of Ohio.
“The Lord has blessed me with the opportunity to not only lead but also to serve at CSU, a faith-filled university recognized for academic excellence,” said Metz. “I am honored, humbled and excited to be appointed in this new role at CSU.”
Since coming to CSU, Metz has assisted with the design, staffing and development of the Graduate School.
He also developed a dual-enrollment program with two local private schools, and other schools are in the final stages of joining the dual enrollment program.
He facilitated an articulation with Dorchester District Two for an early college program, collaborating with CSU academic departments in creating a seamless transfer into CSU’s four-year programs.
New program developments in the School of Education include three licensure programs at the undergraduate level, one nonlicensure program and development of add-on programming for graduate students. The School of Education has experienced a two percent growth in enrollment over the past two years, primarily by streamlining various procedures in application processing and intentional advising.
Partnerships with the three local counties were recognized by the latest NCATE-legacy accreditation visit, where the School of Education was noted at the exemplary level for field and clinical experiences/partnerships.
Earlier in his career, Metz served for five years in enrollment services at Lima Technical College, now Rhodes State College, in marketing and recruitment with an emphasis on high school students. He then served as director of financial aid, which included responsibility for the college work-study program.
Dr. Melanie Reynolds-Murphy will serve as interim dean of the School of Education while the search for a new dean is conducted.