North Central College names Marty Sauer and Kimberly Sluis to vice president positions

Jan 29, 2014

North Central College has named Marty Sauer as vice president for enrollment management and athletics and Kimberly Sluis ’99 as vice president for student affairs and dean of students.

Sauer is the College’s dean of admission and financial aid and Sluis is dean of students. The promotions are effective Feb. 1, the day Laurie Hamen, North Central College vice president for enrollment management, athletics and student affairs, begins serving as the ninth president of Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

“I am confident that Marty and Kimberly will provide exceptional leadership to their respective areas and on the College’s cabinet,” said Dr. Troy D. Hammond, North Central College President. “I am very excited to work with them.”

Sauer and Sluis join Paul Loscheider, vice president for business affairs; R. Devadoss Pandian, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty; and Rick Spencer, vice president for institutional advancement, as members of President Hammond’s cabinet.

Sauer, of Yorkville, earned his B.A. from Augustana College and an M.A.Ed. from Western Illinois University. He will be responsible for the College’s comprehensive enrollment management vision including planning, execution and policy development and will oversee the College’s 23 athletic teams and the associated student-athlete leadership programs.

Sluis, of Berwyn, earned her B.A. from North Central College in 1999 and a master of arts in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University. In addition to her current responsibilities, she will lead the College’s persistence program with advisement from the student persistence committee, which she will co-chair with Peter Barger, associate academic dean and director of institutional effectiveness and professor of economics and finance.

As a result of Sauer’s and Sluis’s new roles, Hammond announced two additional promotions. Martha Stolze, assistant dean of admission and financial aid and director of freshman admission, will assume the role of dean of admission. Marty Rossman M ’10 will assume the role of dean of financial aid.

Stolze earned her B.A. from Augustana College (Illinois) and her M.S. from Syracuse University. She will provide leadership and carry out the enrollment functions in all areas of undergraduate admission including first-year, transfer and international student recruitment. She will also be responsible for final decisions on new student aid packages.

Rossman earned his B.S. from Eureka College and his M.B.A. from North Central College. He will provide leadership and further develop structures and programs for the Office of Financial Aid. He will also collaborate on the development of financial aid policy decisions, student aid expenditures and the strategic use of all aid sources.

Hamen has served as the College’s Title IX Coordinator. Michelle Skinder, assistant vice president for human resources, will now coordinate Title IX compliance and activities and the Title IX Committee.