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Dr. Tim Boatmun named Vice President for Enrollment Management

February 28, 2020


DURANT, Okla. – Dr. Tim Boatmun has been named Vice President for Enrollment Management at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

In his new role, Boatmun will coordinate the University’s efforts in Admissions and Recruitment, International Student Services, and e-programming. He previously served as the Dean of Graduate School, e-Programming and Academic Support.

“Dr. Boatmun has provided invaluable leadership during the implementation of our expanding online programs over the past few years, which has resulted in significant enrollment growth,’’ said Southeastern interim president Dr. Bryon Clark. “As the higher education models continue to change, we believe his expertise will be a good fit for the area of enrollment management.’’

Boatmun holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Southeastern, a master’s degree in counseling from New York University, and a doctoral degree in higher education from Northcentral University.  He has been associated with Southeastern since 2000.

Boatmun has 30 years of experience in developing, supervising and evaluating programs. Prior to  coming to Southeastern, he served as the Director of Residential Programs for Youth Services of Tulsa, and created professional development programs for the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Oklahoma. At Southeastern, Boatmun established the Academic Advising and Outreach Center, and the SE CARES Program. He has also assisted with the creation of the Native American Center for Student Success.

As the Dean of the Graduate School, Boatmun led program and marketing initiatives that grew graduate enrollment from 500 students to  2,000 students during the past four years.

Boatmun has been a primary co-author of federal grants approaching $4 million that serve Native American or adult students. For his efforts, he was recognized by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience as one of the Top Ten Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates in 2007.

His research interests include strengths identification and how individuals use internal mechanisms to perform difficult tasks and reach long-term goals.

Boatmun is married to Southeastern professor Dr. Charla Hall, and they have one daughter, Abigail.

For More Information Contact:
Alan Burton
Special Assistant to the President/Director of University Communications