Dr. Dawn Fortin Mattoon is an executive consultant specializing in strategic enrollment planning and institutional strategic planning. She offers three decades of higher education experience with consistent enrollment and revenue growth. Her experience spans the areas of admissions, marketing, student success, online program development, program planning, branding, innovative pedagogy, and transformative learning initiatives. Her experience has engaged traditional as well as transfer, military, international, adult, and corporate student audiences at both private and public universities and community colleges.
Previous campus experience
Before coming to RNL, Dr. Fortin Mattoon served as the associate provost for extended university programs at Western Michigan University, leading online and off-campus operations and teaching the integrated health doctorate-level course, Innovative Pedagogy.
Her career portfolio includes assistant dean, director, and specialist roles at Eastern Michigan University, The University of Toledo (OH), Golden Gate University (CA), and Brevard Community College (FL). These roles included admissions, international student programming, College of Business advising and curriculum planning, student services, military advising, and corporate engagement.
Her responsibilities included program development, marketing, education technology initiatives, fiscal management, strategic planning, enrollment management, student support, compliance and accreditation. Her efforts led to a $32 million increase in revenue, a model for market research and business analytics, consistent enrollment growth, the development of dozens of high-demand innovative programs, increased externally funded research, transformative corporate and education partnerships, and million-dollar grants from private foundations and government agencies.
Publications, presentations, and education
Dr. Fortin Mattoon contributed to the Encyclopedia of Management on continuing education in higher education and has presented sessions at numerous regional and national conferences. She is a past board member, as well as chair of the diversity and co-chair of the policy committee for the University Professional Continuing Education Association. She also served as a State of Michigan representative for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement legislation.
She received her doctorate in education from Eastern Michigan University and holds an MBA and bachelor degrees from Golden Gate University as well as an associate degree from Brevard Community College.