Daniel Meyer to Lead Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions at St. Thomas

Daniel Meyer, vice president for admission and financial aid at DePauw University in Indiana, will become vice president for enrollment management at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. He will start by the end of July.

Meyer, 56, will oversee St. Thomas’ enrollment services at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He succeeds Marla Friederichs, who recently retired as associate vice president for undergraduate enrollment after 26 years at St. Thomas.

Daniel Meyer (photo courtesy of DePauw University)

Daniel Meyer (photo courtesy of DePauw University)

Meyer, who holds a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Texas, began his career as an admission counselor at Lakeland College in Wisconsin after graduating from there with a bachelor’s in history, sociology and education in 1979. Since then he has held enrollment-related leadership positions at Lon Morris College in Texas, Marietta College in Ohio, Alfred University in New York, Albion College in Michigan, St. Norbert College in Wisconsin and St. Mary’s College in Indiana. He has served as vice president for admission and financial aid at DePauw since March 2010.

At St. Thomas he will lead a team of more than 50 staff members in the university’s admissions and financial aid offices.

“Marla left us big shoes to fill,” said St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan. “I am so pleased to be bringing another experienced enrollment-management professional on board and am quite confident that Dan has the capability to lead us as we develop future enrollment goals based on our strategic planning.  Dan has a proven track record of enhancing the academic profile and all facets of diversity of the student population.  I am looking forward to him joining our team.”

Meyer, a former treasurer and member of the executive board of the National Catholic College Admission Association, said he is “truly excited” to join St. Thomas.

“From the students it attracts, to its outstanding faculty and to the success of its graduates, St. Thomas is an exceptional academic institution,” he said. “It is, in short, a great educational value.

“The education that St. Thomas students receive, the internships they complete, and the community-service efforts they provide on behalf of the underserved, are all enhanced by the university’s Twin Cities location. I truly believe that this university is well-positioned to join the ranks as the next great American urban institution.”

Meyer’s wife, Anne, teaches at the St. Pius X Catholic School in Granger, Indiana. They have four children: Carolynn, married and a graduate of St. Norbert; Patrick, a Lakeland graduate; Kathryn, finishing her degree at Indiana University; and Matt, who will begin studies at DePauw this fall.