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Greg Zaiser

Vice President of Admissions and Financial Planning
Powell Building 113A
2700 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
zaiser@elon.edu (336) 278-3566

Brief Biography

I came to Elon in 1986 as a freshman and never left!   Originally from southern NJ, I was drawn to Elon to study  Communications.  I was going to be the next Ted Koppel!   Like many students, I changed my major and graduated in 1990 with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in management.   While at Elon I did several internships but the one that "hooked" me was in the admissions office.   It was exactly what I hoped to do after having had such a great experience as an undergraduate.   Upon graduation, I worked in admissions for five years representing Elon in MD, DE and DC.  During that time I completed my MBA at Elon and wanted a new challenge.  I found it as director of reunion giving in the University Advancement office.  I had the real pleasure of working with alumni across a wide range of classes and learned more about Elon than I thought possible!  In late 1997, I returned to Admissions as director of international admissions.   Later, I added graduate admissions to my responsibilities and became dean in 2005. On a personal note, my wife and I have two sons and two dogs.   In addition to time with them, I enjoy exercise, movies, reading and baseball.   Everyone in our office - and most families I work with - know I am a die hard St. Louis Cardinals fan!

Education

Elon University

MBA

BS, Business Administration

Current Projects

Oversee all aspects of undergraduate admissions including recruitment, campus events and daily visits, application evaluation and scholarships.

Co-Chair the Fellows and Scholarship Committee.

Work with students and counselors from MO, KS, ND, SD, IA and MN

Recruit and mentor student speakers for campus events.

Converting my blog http://elonadmissionsdean.wordpress.com/  to a vlog!

Presentations

Crafting a Winning Strategic EM Plan - The 32nd Annual Snowmass Institute, 2007

Marketing and Access: Three Successful Case Studies You Can Replicate Now - Southern Association of College Admissions Counseling 2007 Annual Conference

Hitting the Road:  Developing an International Market - National Association of Admissions Counseling 2005 Annual Conference

International Admissions Institute - National Association of College Admissions Counseling 2003 and 2004 Annual Conferences

International Admissions 101 - North Carolina Association of International Educators 1999 Annual Conference, Southern Association of College Admissions Counseling 1999 Annual Conference

Professional Development

Member, National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC)

Member, NC ACT Council

Member and Chair, the Committee for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (CEMA) of the Council of International Schools (CIS) - 1998-2005

Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions - 2004

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