Admissions suite naming dedication slated for TODAY
The Elon community is invited to attend a formal ceremony and reception in honor of Susan C. Klopman.
The graduate admissions suite in Inman Admissions Welcome Center will formally be named in honor of Vice President Emerita Susan C. Klopman at a Nov. 26 dedication. A reception will follow in the Nugent Atrium at the conclusion of the 4 p.m. ceremony.
Klopman served 27 years in several leadership roles at Elon prior to her retirement in 2011. She began her career in 1985 as assistant director in Elon’s Department of Publications and Public Relations, converting the college’s alumni publication from a newsprint tabloid to a magazine. She later became director of foundation and corporate relations in the development office before joining the president’s office in 1993, serving as assistant to President J. Fred Young and the board of trustees.
In 1996, Klopman joined the admissions office as assistant dean. She was named dean of admissions in 2000 and was promoted to vice president in 2006, leading all of Elon’s undergraduate and graduate enrollment, financial aid and admissions marketing operations.
Klopman played a key role in developing Elon’s Fellows programs for outstanding students and led creation of numerous new scholarship programs. In developing a sophisticated admissions strategy under Klopman’s leadership, Elon’s annual applications for admission grew from 5,600 in 2000 to more than 9,000 in 2011. The size of the freshman class increased during that time from 1,140 to 1,400 and Elon’s total enrollment increased from 3,900 undergraduates to 5,225. In addition, Elon expanded its graduate admissions operations as well as its programs to recruit international students.