Although not in time to advise new admits, the new university catalog (2012-14) is finally online. The description of the university's organization on page 13 reads: “The university is organized into four major divisions, each administered by a vice president: Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs; Administration and Finance; Labor and Legal Affairs; and Budget and Resource Planning.” The catalog lists a number of administrators from the various "major divisions." Notable by its absence is a listing of the highly-placed persons who currently reside in Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. Neither Angela Henderson nor Cheri Sidney's names appear anywhere in the catalog. Why?
Although the catalog provides educational information for only a handful of administrators, neither of the top two persons in Enrollment Management, Henderson or Sidney, are even listed. Again, why? You would think that a portion of the university operation that is steadily growing would be prominently featured in any university publication. The university should be particularly proud of an Associate Vice President--earning a six-figure salary--who was hired with no previous university administrative experience and educational qualifications equivalent to an on-line Bachelor's degree from the Board of Governors program.
Are these omissions just mistakes or simple oversights? I'll leave that question for you to decide. However, prior to the Board's imposition of Wayne Watson on our school, the university catalog listed educational qualifications for everyone in the publication. Interesting that the practice no longer obtains.
Just for information, according to Institutional Research, the university's enrollment has sunk to 6158 as of August 24. This is down from 6684 on August 24, 2011, which represented a decline from 7242 (reported in Provost Council on September 22, 2010). For those of you who are counting, that's a fifteen percent drop in two years. Given that one of Wayne Watson's charges from the Board is to increase Chicago State's enrollment, this is quite a dazzling performance.