Shane Smeed has been appointed to the position of vice president of enrollment and student services at Park University. He began his duties on Sept. 14.
Smeed has more than 17 years of experience in higher education holding a variety of student-centric positions, including director of admissions, dean of enrollment management and vice president of admissions.
As vice president of enrollment and student services, Smeed will provide strategic and operational leadership to a department that includes the deans and directors of enrollment, student financial services, international student admissions and services, student services and athletics. This team works to provide a seamless and affirmative student enrollment experience spearheaded by implementation of a new nationwide student service model bringing greater focus to recruiting, enrolling and retaining a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body across a national network of 41 campus centers and online distance learning platforms. Smeed will also serve as a member of the University’s executive leadership team and work closely with colleagues on overarching institutional policies and procedures.
Prior to joining Park University, Smeed served as vice president of admissions at Kaplan University, vice president and chief operating officer of Ottawa (Kan.) University, metro president for DeVry University’s Kansas City campuses and inventory planner for The Boeing Co. in its materials management division.
Smeed is pursuing a doctorate degree in higher education administration from St. Louis University. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Keller Graduate School of Management and holds a bachelor’s degree in business operations from DeVry Institute of Technology.