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K-State Today

May 20, 2024

Zac Malcolm to serve as College of Arts and Sciences director of recruitment

Submitted by Marcia Locke

Zac Malcolm has been hired as the inaugural director of recruitment for the College of Arts and Sciences. He previously served as the recruitment coordinator for the college and began his new position May 12.

In his new role, Malcolm will lead the development and implementation of an effective recruitment strategy and activities for all undergraduate programs in the college with a focus on yield and long-term retention. He will also help coordinate recruitment efforts at the graduate level.

"We are thrilled to have Zac take on this new role in Arts and Sciences," said Melinda Cro, associate dean for student success, engagement and undergraduate studies. "He has demonstrated dedication to supporting students and connecting them with the wealth of programs and diverse opportunities across the college as well as commitment to collaboration with partners across the institution. We are lucky to have him take on this role and lead the college's recruitment efforts in the coming cycle."

Working with the associate dean for student success, Malcolm will develop and implement the college's recruitment strategy, oversee and coordinate college representation with the Office of Recruiting and Admissions and other university partners and academic units, and coordinate onboarding of incoming students. He will develop on-campus events and strategize external outreach with a focus on expanding and increasing enrollment and yield.

Malcolm earned a bachelor's degree in music education from Emporia State University in 2001 and a master's degree in academic advising from Kansas State University in 2010. He joined the College of Arts and Sciences in 2015, serving as an academic advisor focused on pre-health populations for five years before taking on the role of academic recruitment coordinator in 2020.