UT Admissions Director Kari Alldredge has been appointed to serve as interim associate vice provost for enrollment management. Alldredge will begin her appointment on June 1 upon the retirement of Richard Bayer, assistant provost and director of enrollment services.
“I want to thank Richard Bayer for his years of service to Enrollment Services and to thank Kari Alldredge for her willingness to serve in this critical function,” Martin said.
Bayer was named dean of admissions and records in 1999. Martin said many positive changes have occurred in recent years, noting successful recruitment of students, financial aid support, data management, and serving students in new ways. Bayer managed UT’s enrollment operation through a period of significant changes. These include the impact of the Hope Scholarship introduced in 2004 and the reframing of UT’s goals for access and diversity through need-based aid programs like the Pledge and Volunteer Promise Scholarships. One Stop Express Student Services, which brought the primary services of the registrar, financial aid, and bursar to one location, opened in 2013.
Alldredge will hold a one-year appointment, which will provide an opportunity to evaluate enrollment services progress and determine the course going forward, Martin said.
“Kari will rely on a great team—senior leaders Monique Anderson and Jeff Gerkin and newer leaders Caroline Mann and Darren Curry—to move forward with our enrollment management planning,” she added.
Alldredge began serving as admissions director in June 2013. She was previously the senior associate director of undergraduate admissions at Oklahoma State University.