April Cozine

Associate Director of Admissions, Wichita State University

2021 AACRAO Elections - Nominations and Elections Candidate

It is an honor and privilege to be considered for a position on the AACRAO Nominations and Elections Committee. 

I’ve worked in higher education for the past 16 years, and I’m passionate about access to education, working towards streamlining processing procedures, implementing new technologies, striving to improve student services, and strengthening our profession for the future.  During my tenure, I’ve served as a financial aid coordinator at Missouri Western State University, and as Assistant Director of Financial Aid, and currently as Director of Admission Operations at Wichita State University, a mid-sized public university in Kansas.

I’ve served in various roles within KACRAO, including conference chair, Apply Kansas founder and coordinator, and most currently as President.  I have a heart to serve, and a desire to extend my service beyond my state, and look forward to the opportunity of engaging further with our AACRAO membership to help ensure that we continue to look ahead at a wide array of diverse leaders, interests, and association activities that serves all of our community well. 

This community has given so much to me, and I want to give back to our profession and encourage others to be involved!  I would like to continue work to build out technology needs within the industry, professional credentialing for CRM management, networking, and engaging and encouraging our young professionals within our profession to be involved.  I’ve personally grown the most when I’ve taken on more and stretched beyond my comfort zone and want to help others do the same.