Johnson C. Smith University has hired Lisa Montgomery as its new vice president for student enrollment and success.

Montgomery has 20 years of experience in higher education, with an emphasis on student development, enrollment management and strategic planning. At JCSU, she will be responsible for administrative, budgetary, planning and supervisory functions within the Division of Enrollment Services and Student Success. That division includes admissions, campus ministries, counseling and testing, financial aid, Greek life, health services, judicial programs, the registrar, residence life, retention, student activities/student union, student support services and Upward Bound.

Montgomery formerly was vice president for student development & enrollment management at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Arkansas. She received a master’s of science degree in college administration from Florida State University and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Virginia.

“Experience has taught me that to have vision means that one must believe in the vision first in order to see it realized, rather than believing in it only when one sees it realized,” she said in a press statement. “I believe in JC Smith, its past, its present and most importantly its possibilities for the future. The University has a long tradition and history of greatness in educating not just students but global citizens.”

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