Sheila Mahan

Senior Associate Consultant

Noel-Levitz consultant Sheila MahanSheila Mahan offers more than 30 years of experience as a consultant and campus enrollment management professional. Her areas of expertise include undergraduate and graduate recruitment and admissions, marketing and communications, enrollment technology, and advising.

Ms. Mahan has served as an associate consultant for Ruffalo Noel Levitz for 11 years, working with more than 20 campus partners, including both large and small public and private institutions in developing strategic recruitment plans to achieve their enrollment goals. She has worked with institutions seeking to increase traditional undergraduate student enrollment, graduate student enrollment, and adult and online enrollment.

Previously, Ms. Mahan served as assistant vice president for academic affairs at the University at Albany, State University of New York, supervising both recruitment and retention activities as well as enrollment planning. Her efforts to make recruitment efforts more data-driven helped increase class size raise average SAT and GPA scores, and increase geographic and ethnic diversity at the university. Her work with Office of Graduate Admissions led to improvements in customer service and technology, while also producing greater coordination between the office and individual graduate departments. Ms. Mahan led a major reorganization of the Advisement Services Center, coordinating the advising efforts campuswide. This resulted in substantial improvements in student satisfaction and student retention. Additional areas of accomplishment have included significant improvements in course planning and management and in the application of information technology to the improvement of student services.

Ms. Mahan also served as senior assistant to the president and associate director of university relations at the University at Albany. Prior to joining UAlbany, she was on the faculty at Hudson Valley Community College (NY), teaching writing and directing the Writing Lab.


Ms. Mahan holds an MA in English from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

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