Michele Sandlin


AACRAO Interim Associate Executive Director, Consulting and SEM

Michele Sandlin is Interim Associate Executive Director, Consulting and SEM. She served for eleven years as Managing Consultant for AACRAO Consulting.  She previously served as the Director of Admissions and the Campus Visitors Center at Oregon State University for 15 years, during which university enrollment grew by over 67%, while achieving additional goals for diversity and academic preparedness of incoming students. Ms. Sandlin’s career has also included successful tenures at Pacific University, Portland State University, the University of Oregon, and Western State Colorado University. 
During her 41 years as a higher education professional, Ms. Sandlin has become well known for her industry-leading expertise in holistic admissions, Strategic Enrollment Management, 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, decentralized-centralized structural realignment, and graduate/professional school and international admissions. She has served in state, regional and national leadership positions with AACRAO and with the International Baccalaureate Program, having served as the IB Chair for the Americas College and University Recognition Board. 
Ms. Sandlin completed her Master of Science degree 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.