Laura Martin Joins Agnes Scott as Vice President of Enrollment

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Laura Martin has joined Agnes Scott College as vice president of enrollment and dean of admission and financial aid. She begins her duties in July.

Martin is currently on staff at Hendrix College where she has been the associate vice president for enrollment and director of admission since 2007. During her 23-year admission career, she also has served as dean of admission and financial aid at Eckerd College (Fla.) and has held admission positions at Kalamazoo College (Mich.), Albion College (Mich.) and Spring Hill College (Ala.). She received her bachelor’s degree and masters of public administration from Western Michigan University.

“She impressed the search committee, the admission team and others on our campus as smart, strategic, collegial, good-humored and down-to-earth. She will be a wonderful addition to Agnes Scott’s leadership team,” said Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott.

A member of the Southern Association of Admission Counseling, Martin serves on its board of directors and as a delegate. She is also a past board secretary and member of the board of directors of Colleges That Change Lives. She was previously an advisory committee member for the National Association for College Admission Counseling and president of Michigan Association of College Admission Counseling.

Martin is a passionate advocate of the liberal arts and of the power of a college education that combines classroom instruction with experiential and integrative learning opportunities such as study abroad, internships, social activism and research. She is excited about Agnes Scott’s distinctive mission to educate and empower women.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve in the position of vice president of enrollment at Agnes Scott College,” Martin said. “With more than 120 years of liberal arts excellence and the recent addition of the experience based ‘Agnes Advantage,’ the college is uniquely poised to become a leader in experiential liberal arts education for women. I’m excited to be joining Agnes Scott at such an exciting time in its history and look forward to becoming a member of this dynamic and collaborative institution.”

Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics.