Dr. Eric Shor Begins New Role, Leads Enrollment Management
PHILIPPI, W.Va. – Alderson Broaddus University President Dr. Tim Barry is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Eric Shor as the new vice president for enrollment management. Shor took over in this new position effective January 1, 2016.
President Barry says he is delighted to make this appointment his first transitional change as interim president of ABU.
“With the advent of the second semester, it is my pleasure to announce Dr. Shor as new vice president for enrollment management,” said Barry. “I am confident that he will continue to transform this division into a true enrollment management model. This will include all facets of admissions, financial aid, retention and marketing. This position also addresses the critical issues of sustaining enrollment that all colleges and universities face.”
Dr. Joan Propst, provost/executive vice president for academic affairs at ABU, says Shor is well respected in the AB community and possesses a great skill set for this position. He’s articulate, organized, a team player.
“This appointment further transforms the enrollment management effort into a strong academic compliment to the institution, aligning with phase three of our vigorous strategic plan that was started in the summer of 2011,” said Propst.
“Alderson Broaddus University is fortunate to have someone with the knowledge in academics to lead enrollment management. Dr. Shor’s background will only strengthen the division not only as an admissions office, but take our affinity bonding program to a new level of achievement.”
“I am extremely excited to take this next step in my career, but more importantly, serve the institution in a very crucial role,” said Shor. “I look forward to the opportunities and challenges, bringing a deep understanding of higher education in academics as well as accreditation and assessment.”
Dr. Shor has been with Alderson Broaddus University since 1999 when he was first hired as an athletic trainer. He recently earned his doctorate in leadership and management from Capella University. Shor will continue some of his associate provost tasks until the end of the semester.
“We are going through a very exciting transition phase in academic affairs,” said Propst. “We will be addressing subsequent changes as they occur in the next few months. I am happy to say these changes will all be internally, meaning we are efficiently managing and promoting existing, qualified faculty and not adding additional personnel.”
Dr. Eric Shor and his wife, Amber, an alumna of Alderson Broaddus, reside in Quiet Dell, W.Va. with their young son, Adrik.
Deeply rooted in the liberal arts, Alderson Broaddus University (ABU) is a health-related and professional educational institution located in Philippi, West Virginia. For over 145 years, ABU students continue to learn and grow in a faith-based community as it is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA. ABU’s mission is to provide students with the highest quality education, striving to prepare students to succeed in their chosen disciplines and to fulfill their roles in a diverse society as well-rounded and responsible citizens.