Kimberly McNair, EdD

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Interim Associate Senior Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management

Board Position Statement

My name is Kimberly McNair and I'm excited to be on the Nominations and Elections Committee slate. I enjoy the AACRAO community and hope to serve its members in a new and different capacity.

I've been a member of AACRAO and my regional organization - CAPACRAO for several years. I've regularly attended SEM and/or annual conferences, written several articles for AACRAO Connect, and am a graduate of AACRAO's Strategic Enrollment Management Endorsement Program (SEM-EP) and the ASCEND Leadership Program. I also served on the CAPACRAO executive board as Vice President for Membership and Technology, and on other community organization boards in several capacities related to membership and nominations and elections processes.

I believe my background in nominations and membership services makes me a viable candidate for the Nominations and Elections Committee. If elected, my goals are to join the other committee members, with a sense of urgency, in seeking nominations from the membership, promoting the nominating and voting process, and encouraging member voting. As we are still navigating pandemic woes, I also hope to build on lessons learned from the past 2 years of nominations and elections efforts and apply them as we move forward into the next nomination and election cycle. Overall, I understand what this role entails and have the necessary experience and positive attitude to do it well.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.


Dr. Kimberly McNair has over 20 years of experience in community college and four-year settings in admissions, recruitment, marketing, enrollment management, and community engagement. She serves as Director of College Access and Enrollment at Montgomery College in Maryland. She oversees admissions, recruitment and related enrollment functions and co-facilitates the college’s Achieving the Dream (ATD) student success efforts. During her tenure she also helped lead the realignment of enrollment management units to help streamline access and enrollment support for students. Dr. McNair is an inaugural member of  AACRAO’s ASCEND enrollment management leadership development program and certified MBTI practitioner, Balanced Scorecard Professional, and peer evaluator for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Dr. McNair earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Towson University, and a Doctorate in Higher Education – Community College Leadership from Morgan State University.

Capstone Abstract: This capstone project explored concepts of SEM research and data-informed decision making, particularly at institutions new to enrollment management or just starting their SEM journey.

Review of: AACRAO's Higher Education Central Policy Database