Chatham News

Chatham welcomes Wendy Beckemeyer as new Vice President for Enrollment Management

By: Amanda Kennedy, Senior Public Relations Specialist
July 21, 2010

PITTSBURGH (July 21, 2010) … Chatham University has hired Wendy Beckemeyer as its new Vice President for Enrollment Management. Ms. Beckemeyer has 23 years experience in college or university enrollment management and started as an Admissions Counselor at her alma mater, California Lutheran (Thousand Oaks, CA) in 1987 while also serving as that institution’s Head Softball Coach. Over the years, Ms. Beckemeyer has frequently presented at national conferences and provided enrollment management consulting advice. She has 17 years experience as a senior administrator, including 14 years as a VPEM. Her past institutions include California Lutheran, Cottey College (Nevada, Mo.), and Colby-Sawyer College (New London, NH).

At Chatham, Ms. Beckemeyer will be responsible for Enrollment Management, which includes not only recruiting students but identifying those who will succeed at Chatham and helping to retain them. Her previous success with retention initiatives and with data analysis, an area in which she is especially strong, demonstrates that she is very well qualified for that responsibility, according to the administration. Ms. Beckemeyer also will oversee Financial Aid at Chatham.

“I am delighted to join Chatham University’s dynamic, innovative leadership team,” Ms. Beckemeyer said. “Chatham is known as an institution with tremendous success and high aspirations. I look forward to the exciting work ahead.”

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Chatham University prepares students from around the world to help develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Every Chatham student – women in Chatham’s historic women’s residential college, and men and women in Chatham’s graduate programs – receives a highly individualized, experiential educational experience that is informed by Chatham’s strong institutional commitment to globalism, the environment and citizen leadership. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with Chatham Eastside and the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum; and the 388-acre Eden Hall Farm Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information call 800-837-1290 or visit