Michele Sandlin


Michele Sandlin is currently a Managing Consultant for AACRAO.  She previously served as the Director of Admissions and the Campus Visitors Center at Oregon State University (OSU) for 15 years, during which university enrollment grew by over 67%, while achieving additional goals for diversity and academic preparedness of incoming students.  Prior to OSU, Michele served at Pacific University, Portland State University, University of Oregon, and Western State College of Colorado now known as Western Colorado University.

During her 39+ years as a higher education professional, Ms. Sandlin has become well known for her industry-leading expertise in holistic admissions, admissions operations, staff and space management, 2yr/4yr campus partnerships, branch campus development, transfer policy and practices, accreditation compliance review, articulation process, policy and agreements, graduate admissions, graduate decentralized-centralized structural realignment, and international admissions. She has served in state, regional and national leadership with AACRAO and with the International Baccalaureate Program and has authored chapters on holistic admissions and admissions operations in previous AACRAO publications.

Ms. Sandlin completed her Master of Science degree in 1996 in Higher Education Policy Foundations and Administration at Portland State University. She is a native of the Colorado Rockies and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Sciences from Colorado State University in 1979.

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