To further support and advance our strategic plan goals, with a particular and critical focus on enrollment growth, Saint Mary’s is pleased to announce Michael McMahon, Ed.D., has been named vice president for enrollment management. McMahon will begin at Saint Mary’s on Oct. 17.

Michael McMahon, Ed.D.

Dr. McMahon has deep experience driving enrollment growth and managing teams while serving Catholic institutions of higher education. He currently serves as the vice president for student engagement and mission integration at Carroll College in Helena, Mont., where he oversees enrollment management and student life. Before his work at Carroll College, Dr. McMahon worked in various admissions roles at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., including vice president for enrollment management from April 2016 to April 2019.

McMahon holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Mary. He also holds an M.S. in English Literature and Writing from Utah State University and a B.A. in English Writing from Carroll College.

“As Saint Mary’s continues to find new and innovative ways to navigate through enrollment challenges that are currently being faced by all institutions of higher education, we are excited to welcome Dr. McMahon into this leadership role at Saint Mary’s,” said Father James Burns, IVD, Ph.D., president. “Dr. McMahon has a track record of change management, admissions and enrollment success. He is a mission-oriented leader and collaborator. He will make a wonderful addition to the Saint Mary’s community.”

”I feel privileged to join Saint Mary’s given its strategic and sound vision for the future,” said Dr. McMahon. “All higher education is facing many difficult challenges, and Saint Mary’s has developed a proactive and compelling vision to meet those challenges. I look forward to joining the team and serving our diverse student population on all three of Saint Mary’s campuses and online.”


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