Park University has announced the promotion of Eric Blair to the position of associate vice president of enrollment management, and Jayme Uden, Ed.D., to the position of associate vice president and dean of students. Both started in their new positions on January 1.
As associate vice president of enrollment management, Blair leads a team that develops, monitors and revises the University’s annual enrollment goals, as well as the University’s strategic enrollment plan. He also oversees the University’s recruitment and admissions activities.
Since joining Park in 2001, Blair has held a variety of staff positions within the University, most recently as the executive director of enrollment the past two-and-a-half years. He has also served as director of undergraduate admissions, senior analyst for enrollment, special assistant to the president for enrollment, assistant dean of student life, assistant director of student life, special assistant to the vice president for student services, coordinator of residence life and resident director.
Blair, a resident of Lawson, Mo., earned a Master of Public Administration degree with an emphasis in public management from Park University in 2006. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from William Jewell College (Liberty, Mo.) in 2001.
Jayme Uden, Ed.D.
As associate vice president and dean of students, Uden oversees student services and retention efforts for Park’s 40 campuses across the country. He also supervises the University’s Office of Student Success, Office of Student Life and Engagement, Office of International Students and the Department of Military and Veteran Student Services. In addition, he oversees student conduct, residence life, student counseling and dining services.
Since joining Park in 2011, Uden has served the University as assistant dean of student life, associate dean of students and most recently as dean of students the previous one-and-a-half years. Prior to coming to Park, he was the assistant director for residence life at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, for five years, and residence life coordinator at Kansas State University, Manhattan, for three years.
Uden, a resident of Olathe, Kan., earned a Doctor of Education degree in higher education from the University of Kansas in 2012. He received a Master of Education degree in higher education from Iowa State University, Ames, in 2003, and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Kansas in 2001.