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The Inauguration of Dr. Chris Everett Domes
Friday, October 6, 2017 • 2:00 p.m.

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About The about-the-president
Dr. Chris Domes
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Dr. Chris Domes became the sixth president of Neumann University on July 17, 2017. He previously served as president of Silver Lake College in Wisconsin.

A strong proponent of Catholic Franciscan education and possessing an impressive record of accomplishment that spans 31 years in higher education, Dr. Domes has led initiatives in strategic planning, fundraising, academic program expansion, enrollment management, community relations, technology access, and campus growth.

During Dr. Domes’ tenure at Silver Lake College, full-time undergraduate enrollment rose 52% and annual giving increased by 64%. Similar to Neumann University, Silver Lake is a Catholic Franciscan college that offers undergraduate programs in a School of Liberal Arts, School of Professional Studies, and School of Education. The curriculum also includes programs for working professionals and students pursuing graduate studies in Business and Education. The student body is among the most diverse in Wisconsin.

While Dr. Domes was at the helm of the Wisconsin school, Silver Lake College opened a Franciscan Center for Music and Performance, a one-stop Enrollment and Welcome Center, and state-of-the-art Nursing labs and classrooms. The College also developed new academic programs, including Actuary Science, Graphic Design, Nursing, and a master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Development.

Before serving as president of Silver Lake College, Dr. Domes held leadership positions in various enrollment management and student development capacities for 17 years at Marymount University in Virginia and for a decade at St. Bonaventure University in New York, another Catholic Franciscan institution. At Marymount University, he rose from dean of admissions to vice president for student development and enrollment management. He expanded the use of technology in admissions and spearheaded a 40% growth of the freshman class in three years. At St. Bonaventure, he had similar success in improving marketing, recruitment and retention.

Dr. Domes holds an EdD in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University, and two degrees from St. Bonaventure University: an MSEd in Counseling Psychology and a BA in History and Secondary Education.


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