Doane Selects Kyle McMurray as Director of Admission
September 25, 2012
Doane recently announced the selection of Kyle McMurray as Director of Admission for its School of Arts and Sciences. McMurray has held the position of Senior Associate Director of Admission for Doane for the last year. The Director of Admission position has existed in the past and is being brought back.
Joel M. Weyand, Vice President of Enrollment Services and Marketing, made the announcement Aug. 23, stating that McMurray's promotion takes effect immediately. Weyand said he was looking for someone to take over more of the day-to-day operations in the Admission Office and that choosing McMurray was an easy decision. "He has shown incredible leadership over the course of the past two years," Weyand said, adding that he especially likes how McMurray coaches the staff.
McMurray has been employed in the Doane admissions office for four years and has also served as an assistant football coach. He holds a degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska and brings both management and sales experience to his new position. Before coming to Doane, McMurray spent six years in retail sales management and five years as an account representative for Bizco Technologies in Lincoln.
McMurray said he is grateful for the opportunity to step into a new role and sees it as a good fit. He added that he gained more insight into the administrative operations of recruiting students last year when he gave up his assistant football coaching duties to become Senior Associate Director of Admission.
As Director of Admission, McMurray will oversee the implementation of the annual enrollment plan and help provide prospective students and their families with information about Doane College policies, procedures, programs, and student life.
"We believe we provide a world-class liberal arts and science education at Doane," McMurray said.
"The next step for the admission office is really the next step for Doane," he added. "The goal is to take the current enrollment and build on it." Doane has seen a steady enrollment increase over the past four years and welcomes its largest incoming class yet this fall, for a total enrollment of more than 1,100 students.
"As we continue to grow, we need to be able to find the right places to grow," McMurray stated. "We need to continue to have a stronghold in Nebraska and then expand from there."